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post #1 of 9 Old 05-14-2007, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hey does any1 here know how to make my horse coat shiny
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-15-2007, 12:01 AM
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good feed/balanced diet.

Washing you're horse.. Adding Oil to you're horses hard feed.
sun flower seads..

all sorts of things really
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-15-2007, 01:51 AM
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BOSS (black oil sunflower seeds) help a lot, it's high in omega fatty acids. So does oil in their diet. Can be veg. oil, rice bran, flax seed. There are other things I just can't think of right now. Grain can add shine too.

A good shampoo and rinse helps, but I personally like the shine to come from within, thus the above feed. I use 1/2 cup BOSS and 1 cup rice bran. Also I feed a supplement that is high in omega fatty acids. Need to watch quantity though, or horse can get fat! :o (Christy is much thinner than in the pic now. :) )

Also the omega fatty acids will make the mane and tail shine.

And, make sure horse is dewormed on a regular schedule, worms can make their coat very dull, among other things.
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-15-2007, 07:07 PM
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brushing, brushing and more brushing. Then washing your brushes and doing it again.
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-29-2007, 09:03 AM
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biotin,brushing,baby oil...
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-29-2007, 10:16 AM
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Alot of good brushing and a bath every now and then will help as well as making sure that they are healthy.
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-29-2007, 06:48 PM
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Brushing, polishing with a rag, and giving a nice sudsy bath (i use a mixture of shampoos, change it up - I use Dove, Mane n' Tail - and add in some conditioners too. I like to make up concoctions :P)

I'm also a huge fan of Healthy Haircare Coat Care moisturizer. Its pink coloured, and you mix it with 1 part solution, 7 parts water. Its fantastic. I use it everyday all over the body, after bathing/riding/grooming and it helps them stay clean for days. Their coat will gleam - and it smells wonderful. Fairly inexpensive too.
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-01-2007, 08:49 PM
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I'm a firm believer that shine comes from the inside so a healthy diet is an absolute must. Make sure your horse is wormed as a burden of worms can dull a coat.
aesthetically there are a lot of coat shiners on the market you just have to find one that suits your horses coat.

'There is no good or bad, just fun or boring'
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-03-2007, 09:16 PM
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