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post #1 of 17 Old 06-09-2009, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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To help me prepare? please help>>paint horse coat

Hello, Well I have decided to keep my paint Rudy. The main reason I was thinking of selling him was because I am so busy with school...but that's not a good reason is it?

Anyway here ill tell you a bit about him. He is 2 years and about 4 months (birthday is on Valentines day!) anyway he is a monster. I am really praying that he is going to be 16-16+ hands. I really want him to be an All-Around horse and be able to compete in APHA breed shows and eventually APHA Worlds.

What can I do to keep up his coat and conditioning. He has a fairly nice coat now but how can I keep him well groomed and nice.

Any suggestions? Please answer =) I need any help I can get btw im 16 and new to the PAINT WORLD =)

Thanks!
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Also if you want to see a pics of him look at my other threads =)
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post #2 of 17 Old 06-09-2009, 12:56 PM
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There are always those slinkys that you can put on them in the pasture, but I've never used one before so I don't know much about them other than they are used to keep horses clean. MTG helps w/ mane conditioning and growth. Supplemts for a healthy coat. You can find then in practically any catalog.

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post #3 of 17 Old 06-09-2009, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, preferably show peoples opinion =) thkanks! No offense
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Oh, preferably show peoples opinion =) thkanks! No offense
One word....

Showsheen! Been using it since the 1970's. You can't beat it.

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One word....

Showsheen! Been using it since the 1970's. You can't beat it.
haha yeah
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A daily Curring/ brushing rountie, not like three times a day but like everyday; don't bathe him too much it dries out the coat, MTG works well in for growth in the tail which if you are planning on showing him in the paint world your going to need a gorgeous long tail w/o extensions w/ extensions it doesnt really matter, the tail is part of grooming though. Rice bran helps amazingly with the coat as well and is fairly inexpensive.

When you do Bath Dish soap in my opinion has done wonders for my horses coats so much better then those expensive horse shampoos our entire barn uses it.

Hope those help :]
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post #7 of 17 Old 06-09-2009, 05:51 PM
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Nu-image works very well. You use it at least 20 days before a show. It really helps with bringing out the shine in your horses coat. Not to mention it helps with hoof health too.

I would also groom almost everyday. When you groom it stimulates blood flow. And like everyone else has said use MTG if you want his mane and tail to grow. I wouldn't use it for conditioning though as it can cause dandruff. If you want conditioning use Infusium leave in hair treatment.

Hope this helps.

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post #8 of 17 Old 06-09-2009, 10:02 PM
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Like everyone else has said curry,curry,curry. That is the best way to get a shiny healthy hair coat. Then in the fall winter and cooler parts of spring, blanket the horse so the coat stays nice and short. Its better if you're going to be showing year round not to have to body clip that usually dulls the coat and can give an ugly color. So its best to prevent it by blanketing. If the horse will be going outside a turnout rug. If very particular you can also add a heat lamp on a timer in the winter months in the stall to keep the hair coat short.
If you want a long tail only brush it when there is show sheen in it otherwise you will rip the hairs out. Also do not brush the tail or braid the tail when it is wet the hairs are weaker then and break more easily. Its best to spray the wet tail w/ show sheen or a leave in conditioner. Then wait until it drys to brush.
My favorite mane and tail conditioner is by eqyss called survivor. Or Cowboy magic is also great!!!

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Avon Skin-So-Soft!! It's an awesome fly repellent and keeps the coat shiny and soft; It's amazing.
For the mane and tail I use Cowboy Magic - I've always hated Showsheen. I had a small sample of it and I would never use anything else.

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I put Garlic powder in Lad's feed. The bugs don't like the smell of him.

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