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    01-15-2008, 08:38 PM
  #1
Green Broke
dusty dull coat? (tons of questions) plzzz help

Ok to start I made a post on those grooming blocks and from what a few of you have said its mostly for shedding so I think ill buy one when the snow starts to melt and winter starts to finally disapper

But im really just trying to find something to make will coat shiny and something to get rid of the dust i've tried currying it our for 20 mins and the dust under the fur wont go away. All of you know since its winter you can blast 'em with the hose lol so here are my questions


--How can I get the dust that's I guess closer to the skin to go away??

--Is it true that if you put like vegitable/ olive oil in the molases type of grain it makes there coat shiner???

--How can I get rid of that caked on mud that's on the fur above the hoof?
I've tried currying it and tried useing the back up of hoofpick and it sorta either spreds it around or I give up after 10 mins

--also how can I make my horses coat less dull??
-i can't find any dry shampoo's (plus mom wont let me order online.
     
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    01-15-2008, 08:44 PM
  #2
Weanling
I posted a reply on your other topic but I didn't know it was WET mud...that kind of thing you just have to scrape the big globs off...like what you did with the back of your hoofpick and just let the rest of it dry up so you can brush it off. There isn't much you can do unless you have an indoor wash rack.

If there is a way of getting all that dust out of the many layers of hair, I sure would like to know! I mean, you could always try a dry shampoo but it won't kill them to wait until spring.
Here is a website:
http://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store....12939#longdesc
Maybe if you beg her she will let you! You could also call your local tack stores to see if they sell any? Or if they would order out for you?
     
    01-15-2008, 09:47 PM
  #3
Trained
Re: dusty dull coat? (tons of questions) plzzz help

Quote:
Originally Posted by HorsesAreForever
ok to start I made a post on those grooming blocks and from what a few of you have said its mostly for shedding so I think ill buy one when the snow starts to melt and winter starts to finally disapper

But im really just trying to find something to make will coat shiny and something to get rid of the dust i've tried currying it our for 20 mins and the dust under the fur wont go away. All of you know since its winter you can blast 'em with the hose lol so here are my questions


--How can I get the dust that's I guess closer to the skin to go away??

--Is it true that if you put like vegitable/ olive oil in the molases type of grain it makes there coat shiner???

--How can I get rid of that caked on mud that's on the fur above the hoof?
I've tried currying it and tried useing the back up of hoofpick and it sorta either spreads it around or I give up after 10 mins

--also how can I make my horses coat less dull??
-i can't find any dry shampoo's (plus mom wont let me order online.
well its going to be hard to get rid of that dust completely if you can't wash him because of the cold but you can get a damp towel and use that to rub all over him which will get out a lot of that dust you are talking about. He wont be to wet that you can't rug him straight away afterwards to keep the cold out (if you rug at all that is) if you don't rug then maybe you could do that at the warmest point in the day.

For caked on mud about the hoof you could always blast that with a hose if you arent getting it off with a curry comb. That or, if he will let you, stand each foot in a bucket of warm water. Soon enough it will turn back into mud and is easily removed. Some horses don't like this though so it will all depend on your horse and how he reacts to having his foot in a bucket.

Im assuming your horse has a winter coat, in which case it would be very hard to not have a dull coat but coat dullness generally occurs if the horse is lacking in something. Supplementing could be a good start. Also things like adding vegetable oil to his feed could help. Is he up to date with worming?
     
    01-15-2008, 10:22 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Hes never been wormed at all I guess I just got him a few weeks ago. And he's 12
     
    01-15-2008, 10:40 PM
  #5
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by HorsesAreForever
hes never been wormed at all I guess I just got him a few weeks ago. And he's 12
then I would have to say WORM HIM ASAP!!! Along with many other things, worms can cause dull coats
     
    01-15-2008, 11:12 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Well im boarding at a stable where she has over 50 horses idk if she has the worming stuff.

Im thinking that I should talk to her about worming cause he's lost some weight even tho he eats like a pig

But maybe he doesnt have a dull coat what do you think




These pictures were taken after an hour ride. So he was tired.
     
    01-15-2008, 11:13 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Jazzy what did you mean by a lot of other things???
     
    01-15-2008, 11:35 PM
  #8
Weanling
Here is an article I found:

http://www.horses-and-horse-informat...ormtypes.shtml

http://www.equisearch.com/horses_care/health/deworming/

Even if your manager doesn't do worming, do it yourself! It's VERY easy. I think on the second website it has a paste schedule. Are you familiar with deworming?

Also..most horses because it is winter...will look like their coat it dull because their hair is "staring" and so thick. Just wait until summer to see how it is
     
    01-15-2008, 11:59 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I've never done de worming he's my first horse i've owned but i've been around horses since I was 6 I heard about it but I never thought about it till now


I think I might wait on deworming till it warms up and his winter coat goes away if it doesnt get shiner and he doesnt put on more weight ill definitely start deworming him
     
    01-16-2008, 12:01 AM
  #10
Trained
Here is another couple of articles

http://www.petalia.com.au/Templates/...?Story_No=1250
http://www2.dpi.qld.gov.au/health/4251.html

That should cover the other things worms can do to horses :)

You should really get into a worming routine yourself if your barn isnt on top of it. Its not hard and a lot less expensive than a hefty vet bill if they get out of control
     

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