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post #11 of 32 Old 10-29-2011, 07:35 AM
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If you just want that shine for shows that rub a small amount of oil free natural conditioner (human) that makes them gleam, mind though... it is slippy.
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post #12 of 32 Old 10-29-2011, 09:01 AM
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My boys, a bay and a black are very shiney which I contribute to their being able to roll in sand. Basically their diet is pasture or hay. Each gets a lb of senior's once daily just to bring them in so I can check them over.
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post #13 of 32 Old 10-29-2011, 11:32 AM
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I give my boys ground flax with a mineral supplement specifically developed for this area, by a local veterinarian. The flax really brings out the shine and dapples in their coat- I am told it is also very good for their immune system, their hooves and helps to prevent colic. It is very cheap- I buy whole seeds in bulk and grind them myself. I also give it to my dogs and it has similar benefits- people remark on their nice shiny coats all the time.
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post #14 of 32 Old 10-29-2011, 12:35 PM
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The 2nd picture is my then 12 year old QH mare. She is now 24 years old and just in as good of health now. She looks to be a chestnut/sorrel, but is actually a red roan. She and I have been each other's since she was an 8 year old.

She has always had the shine of a "new copper penny" which I give allegiance to her being on no more than the absolute necessities that a horse requires, plus lots of brushing and rubbing down with a soft cloth that brings out the natural body oils for a lustrus shine like her's.

What I refer to as her daily diet being no more than absolutely necessary is just that. Her daily diet has consistantly been a custom mixed grain and pellet diet of 2 pounds morning and evening plus free choice top quality Bermuda Grass Hay.

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post #15 of 32 Old 10-29-2011, 05:24 PM
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old english trick, after grooming rub her down with a silk scarf. look at smokey... smokey also gets linseed oil in his feed as well as plenty of fresh fruit and veg (whatever is in season) i soak the veg overnight to remove dirt and pesticides
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post #16 of 32 Old 10-29-2011, 08:22 PM
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Don't shampoo the horse unless it is completely unavoidable (ucky stains over large portions of her body). Brush and brush and brush and brush and brush....

If you are into showing, I wouldn't even wash her before a show (or at least minimize it to white areas), they have those brush kits that have coarse, medium, and soft brushes that are designed to loosen and remove all dust, dirt, and dead hair. Before a show, brush the crap out of her with those brushes and then run a clean, damp towel or washcloth over her coat to remove any trace dust that might still be clinging on.

Other than that, like others have said, a healthy shine comes from the inside out.

Mine get nothing more than free choice grass hay and 24/7 turnout... the bays have had zero grooming and the chestnut had just enough of a brushing to knock off the big chunks of dirt before saddling.





Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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Don't shampoo the horse unless it is completely unavoidable (ucky stains over large portions of her body). Brush and brush and brush and brush and brush....

If you are into showing, I wouldn't even wash her before a show (or at least minimize it to white areas), they have those brush kits that have coarse, medium, and soft brushes that are designed to loosen and remove all dust, dirt, and dead hair. Before a show, brush the crap out of her with those brushes and then run a clean, damp towel or washcloth over her coat to remove any trace dust that might still be clinging on.

Other than that, like others have said, a healthy shine comes from the inside out.

Mine get nothing more than free choice grass hay and 24/7 turnout... the bays have had zero grooming and the chestnut had just enough of a brushing to knock off the big chunks of dirt before saddling.





Omg that middle bay is amazing 8l He is gorgeous.

Sorry to jack the thread for a moment, I HAD to say something!
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post #18 of 32 Old 10-29-2011, 08:33 PM
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LOL, thank you . I will let Fat Nester know that he has another fan.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #19 of 32 Old 10-29-2011, 10:52 PM
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Three things I use to keep mine shiny. Good quality grain, lots of grooming and top quality hay.

Being horseless is the pits!!
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post #20 of 32 Old 10-31-2011, 03:01 PM
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We have two horses, a bay Arabian, and an Appaloosa, the Appy just WONT get a shiny coat, while my rescued Arab is perhaps thee shiniest horse I've seen in person And they are both get the identical same food.

Brush him, feed him well, with good stuff, and he should be shiny, if not... then, maybe its just him.
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