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    09-10-2011, 11:20 AM
  #1
Foal
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Hey Everyone,


So.. my first dressage comp is in a couple of weeks and im using a school horse. I really want to look good and as well as ride well so im wondering if any of you guys know a good brand of spray that makes their coat shine but doesn't become to oily. I just want a light shine and it has to be something I can buy. Example: From horseland or other tack shops. Im a real newy to grooming and horse care ect. Especially showing so if you know any sprays that would be great.
Also I was wondering about hoof oil, I heard of it and I really want to know the purpose of it. Do you have to use it and if so how and where can you buy it.


Thanks for your time

HorseyCharli123 xoxo
     
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    09-10-2011, 01:39 PM
  #2
Weanling
Normally I would say, shine comes from the inside out, and suggest feed supplements and such, but since he's a school horse, you really don't have control over that.

Most shine sprays I know of, are usually oil based, so I always make sure I tack up first, and then spray, the few times I use them. I try to stay away from any sprays like that. If I use them I make sure the horse gets a bath not too long afterwards to wash it off, since it's not the best to the coat. But there is Showsheen, Champion Pepi, Ultra, Laser Sheen, Cowboy Magic, just to name a few brands.

Lots of elbow grease, and currying. Use all your brushes (curry, stiff bristle, medium, then soft, etc.), and a soft rag lightly damp to do a final run over to get rid of the remaining dust.
If you can, see if he can get a bath a day or two before the show, to loosen up everything, and get the oils flowing to his coat. You're really probably going to get the best out of just a good grooming.

There are several different kinds of hoof oils. Some, are for conditioning and maintenance, some to soften hooves, some to firm up hooves, and then there is the dressings, that usually come in either black or clear for the shows. You don't have to use it, but if the horse has any hoof issues, or anything like that, the different dressings can help with it. If the horses hooves are fine, then there's no need for it really, unless you just want to give a little support with a conditioner.

I use Hooflex for conditioning, and the black and clear hoof polish depending on the show, also made by Absorbine. Most feed/tack stores should carry several different brands.
     
    09-10-2011, 06:41 PM
  #3
Foal
I would suggest using Heathy Hair Moisturizer for a shiny coat. Products such as Showsheen, Lazersheen, Vetrolin Shine etc can make for a slippery horse. Big no no for riding! HHM is a moisturizer that you can use every day. No product build up, smell great, really improves the condition of their coat.
     
    09-11-2011, 02:22 AM
  #4
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by DejaVu    
Normally I would say, shine comes from the inside out, and suggest feed supplements and such, but since he's a school horse, you really don't have control over that.

Most shine sprays I know of, are usually oil based, so I always make sure I tack up first, and then spray, the few times I use them. I try to stay away from any sprays like that. If I use them I make sure the horse gets a bath not too long afterwards to wash it off, since it's not the best to the coat. But there is Showsheen, Champion Pepi, Ultra, Laser Sheen, Cowboy Magic, just to name a few brands.

Lots of elbow grease, and currying. Use all your brushes (curry, stiff bristle, medium, then soft, etc.), and a soft rag lightly damp to do a final run over to get rid of the remaining dust.
If you can, see if he can get a bath a day or two before the show, to loosen up everything, and get the oils flowing to his coat. You're really probably going to get the best out of just a good grooming.

There are several different kinds of hoof oils. Some, are for conditioning and maintenance, some to soften hooves, some to firm up hooves, and then there is the dressings, that usually come in either black or clear for the shows. You don't have to use it, but if the horse has any hoof issues, or anything like that, the different dressings can help with it. If the horses hooves are fine, then there's no need for it really, unless you just want to give a little support with a conditioner.

I use Hooflex for conditioning, and the black and clear hoof polish depending on the show, also made by Absorbine. Most feed/tack stores should carry several different brands.
Thanks for the advice X
     
    09-11-2011, 02:23 AM
  #5
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamzimm101987    
I would suggest using Heathy Hair Moisturizer for a shiny coat. Products such as Showsheen, Lazersheen, Vetrolin Shine etc can make for a slippery horse. Big no no for riding! HHM is a moisturizer that you can use every day. No product build up, smell great, really improves the condition of their coat.

Thanks X
     
    09-12-2011, 07:07 PM
  #6
Foal
Also, another tip would be elbow grease!! If you have or have access to one a horse vaccum is an excellent tool. I bought one a few years ago and it is my baby! While I was in college, my regime was to first spray the horse down with HHM, then curry for a good half an hour and then vaccum him. Finally I would end with a stiff brush and then a finishing brush. I received many compliments on his coat!
     
    09-12-2011, 08:08 PM
  #7
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamzimm101987    
Also, another tip would be elbow grease!! If you have or have access to one a horse vaccum is an excellent tool. I bought one a few years ago and it is my baby! While I was in college, my regime was to first spray the horse down with HHM, then curry for a good half an hour and then vaccum him. Finally I would end with a stiff brush and then a finishing brush. I received many compliments on his coat!
Great Thanks :)
     

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