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post #1 of 13 Old 03-07-2008, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Get the best coat.

What do you do to get your horse's coat in the best condition?
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-07-2008, 11:33 AM
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Flax seed (full of oil, which helps them shed and gives them a shiny coat) Rice Bran Oil (Shines the coat, high in fat so I don't recomment for a fat horse) Vetroline Spray!
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post #3 of 13 Old 03-07-2008, 03:19 PM
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Nutrition has a lot to do with it. BUT - as far as grooming goes, I always add baby oil into my bucket of shampoo. Not only does it make the coat soft and shiny, the water will bead up a bit and roll right off of her if she's out in the rain. Other threads on this forum suggest vinigar in the water. I can't wait to try that! I bet it also keeps the flies away.

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post #4 of 13 Old 03-08-2008, 01:46 AM
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Well, my horses does REALLY well on this supplement (It has totally changed his coat to sleek and shiny!) : http://www.platinumperformance.com/a...ategory_id=190

It's expensive, but SOOOOO worth it!


Flax seeds (raw) also work really well, if you just feed it to your horse like it's grain :)

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post #5 of 13 Old 03-22-2008, 01:49 PM
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I really don't give my horse any supplements for a shiney coat, but I groom a lot. If I don't ride any day I groom for 2 hours nonstop.lol. If I do ride I groom a whole lot. My horse has the best coat there where I board.
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post #6 of 13 Old 03-23-2008, 12:08 PM
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Nutrition has a lot to do with it. BUT - as far as grooming goes, I always add baby oil into my bucket of shampoo. Not only does it make the coat soft and shiny, the water will bead up a bit and roll right off of her if she's out in the rain. Other threads on this forum suggest vinigar in the water. I can't wait to try that! I bet it also keeps the flies away.
Also I forgot to mention this too. Nutrition is very important as tasha'shuman said.
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post #7 of 13 Old 03-23-2008, 01:36 PM
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I think to get a really good coat is a matter of a combination of things. A good exercise program, good feed as well a good grooming all in a good program.

For years I had my horses out on pasture and that was enough to get a beautiful coat. That with a good grooming was by far when I was getting the nicest coats.



If you can keep your horse out of a field where he might get beat up, that will help prevent getting all those bite marks.
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post #8 of 13 Old 03-23-2008, 11:24 PM
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I think to get a really good coat is a matter of a combination of things. A good exercise program, good feed as well a good grooming all in a good program.
Amen! It doesn't always have to be supplements - horses also have to be happy, and the other things M2G said.
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post #9 of 13 Old 03-24-2008, 01:43 AM
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I think that is the problem now are days, to many "fancy" things available and people assume that because there is a high price tag its the best thing for you horse.

A lot of the time its the simple things, and not putting chemicals on or inside your horse that work best.
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post #10 of 13 Old 03-24-2008, 06:32 AM
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my guys get a complete supplement so that I know they are getting everything they need and that does have the added bonus of doing wonders for their coat health. I also add vegetable oil or rice bran oil depending on which I have at that time :)

But most of all, groom groom groom :) nothing substitutes good grooming

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