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?