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    02-14-2012, 10:25 PM
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Foal
Smile how can I get my chestnut horse shiny?

I have a local horse show coming up and I don't know how to get my chestnut horse to look shiny. I have been asking a few horse people what they use and do and reading a lot about some foods and products to use, but there is sooo many things out there and now I am confused what to do. I would like some advice what to do thanks!
     
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    02-14-2012, 10:30 PM
  #2
Weanling
Well balanced diet+ grooming grooming grooming! Even with a long winter coat my horse is shiny and pretty right now because I groom her before and after I ride which is pretty much everyday!! Hope this helps and your horse is shiny for your show! Good luck!
     
    02-14-2012, 10:47 PM
  #3
Yearling


Yep, diet and grooming!

But if you are looking for something "instant", use a product like ShowSheen or LaserSheen, etc...... but make sure you do not use it on your saddle area!
Also I would not recommend it for use on your horses mane and tail, as the silicone tends to dry the hair out and cause it to be brittle and break......

     
    02-14-2012, 10:49 PM
  #4
Foal
Thanks
     
    02-14-2012, 10:56 PM
  #5
Foal
I have heard of some people putting eggs in there horses feed to make horses coats shiny. Is that healthy for them? Does it work?
     
    02-14-2012, 11:04 PM
  #6
Yearling


Sorry never heard of that before, but I do know people supplement grain or pelleted feeds with Oil, like corn or vegetable... to encourage weight gain as well as improve coat health.
I think if you do a search along those lines you could probably find some informative post about it here on the forum.

     
    02-14-2012, 11:18 PM
  #7
Started
Please do NOT feed your horse corn oil, or any other kind of vegetable oil. Although it is great for getting a shine on the coat and gaining weight on horses, the health risks out-lie the benefits. Corn oil contains almost all Omega 6 fatty acids, which are pro inflammatory. Then the oil and pro inflammatorys often chronically affects the horses joints, skin, or lungs.

Rice Bran is great, but, it does add weight onto horses, so don't use it on easy keepers. Adding Omega 3's into your horses diet (such as the supplement SmartOmega3). Or paprika is known to help darken and shine black coats (Black as Night is a good comercial supplement). And using a UV protectant fly sheet.
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    02-14-2012, 11:27 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks    
Please do NOT feed your horse corn oil, or any other kind of vegetable oil. Although it is great for getting a shine on the coat and gaining weight on horses, the health risks out-lie the benefits. Corn oil contains almost all Omega 6 fatty acids, which are pro inflammatory. Then the oil and pro inflammatorys often chronically affects the horses joints, skin, or lungs.

Rice Bran is great, but, it does add weight onto horses, so don't use it on easy keepers. Adding Omega 3's into your horses diet (such as the supplement SmartOmega3). Or paprika is known to help darken and shine black coats (Black as Night is a good comercial supplement). And using a UV protectant fly sheet.

Well there ya go, that will save you some time searching....
I knew there'd be someone with good information on adding oil to the diet.
     
    02-14-2012, 11:30 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I agree with Casey, all oils aren't harmful but oils containing Omega6 IS harmful..if you're wanting to add an oil make sure its an Omega3 oil..stuff like ride bran, flax seed oil, sunflower oil, fish oil..if you're wanting to use a supplement there are many you could try..Grand Coat, Grand Complete, Super 14, Flax Snacks, Omegashine..the list goes on and on..Check out Smartpak...For a quick fix you can use Show Sheen, Cowboy Magic products, and other bathing and conditioning products..Go to Tractor Supply and look around, ask questions..
     
    02-14-2012, 11:34 PM
  #10
Foal
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Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks    
Please do NOT feed your horse corn oil, or any other kind of vegetable oil. Although it is great for getting a shine on the coat and gaining weight on horses, the health risks out-lie the benefits. Corn oil contains almost all Omega 6 fatty acids, which are pro inflammatory. Then the oil and pro inflammatorys often chronically affects the horses joints, skin, or lungs.

Rice Bran is great, but, it does add weight onto horses, so don't use it on easy keepers. Adding Omega 3's into your horses diet (such as the supplement SmartOmega3). Or paprika is known to help darken and shine black coats (Black as Night is a good comercial supplement). And using a UV protectant fly sheet.
Hmm.. never heard of that, and i've personally used Veg. Oil. I mixed a small amount with both feedings with a 2yr.old QH mare I use to own when I was getting her in shape. She shined like a brand new penny after a few uses of veggie oil. I still talk to the new owner of her, no health problems. I would talk to a vet if your worried about it. That would be your best source on if its truly harmful. Maybe its long term use that affects them, if so, you could also just start them like a week before a show, then stop it afterwards. If showing is the reason you want your horse to shine :). I guess i'll have to google it again and see if any new information about this has arised.
     

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