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post #1 of 11 Old 08-26-2009, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Dull coat

hiya, as u all prob guessed by now, i have taken on a horse thats been turned away for a while, lovely boy but needs some tlc, hes coat is dull.. what do yu guys use to give them that gleaming look? im putting oil in his feed anythin else i can do?
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-26-2009, 07:34 AM
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If he has a dull coat, brushing it lots as much as you can will help alot. Also using your curry comb can help . There are also many supplements you can buy to help with there coat and feet
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post #3 of 11 Old 08-26-2009, 08:11 AM
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The coat is a reflection of the overall health of the horse. As he receives better care, his coat will improve also.
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post #4 of 11 Old 08-26-2009, 08:47 AM
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I totally agree with northernmama.The rescue I tookin had a dull coat and now that he is up to weight he has a nice shiny coat, that is just with a good feed.

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post #5 of 11 Old 08-26-2009, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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great guys, im hoping the more tlc i give hiim , the better he will look.. time will tell x

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post #6 of 11 Old 08-26-2009, 09:57 AM
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Be sure to put him on a good deworming program as worm infestation also leads to a dull coat
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-30-2009, 09:14 AM
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Flax seed is good for putting a nice shine on as well as being full of Omega 3. BOSS(black oil sunflower seed) is also good, it's high in Omega 6. I prefer to feed the seed over an oil. I hate what oil does to the feed pans. ;)

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post #8 of 11 Old 08-31-2009, 10:51 PM
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Rice bran worked great for my horse.
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-01-2009, 12:58 AM
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He may need a good deworming regimine...especially if he's not been cared for in a while.

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post #10 of 11 Old 09-01-2009, 01:01 AM
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Yes health will put some gleam into him BUT I use Nu-Image with my horse and OMG, it was shiny before but now it is absolutely stunning and oh so soft, it feels like it has been conditioned over and over even when he is soooo dirty and dusty you can see the gleam thru the dirt and it still feels soft. I just LOVE Nu-Image. I seen results after 2 weeks. I use the Smart Pak where they pre pack the amount to give and mail you a 28 day supply. If you buy it in bulk of course it is way cheaper but I don't like measuring, lol. But yah, just a thought. :)

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