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post #1 of 72 Old 05-10-2012, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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How to get shine

so i was looking into buying coat supplements to help my boy shine even more. but i'm pretty sure there are things you can give your horse from around the house but i do not know what they are. does anyone out there have any ideas what to give them to make them shiny.
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post #2 of 72 Old 05-10-2012, 09:29 PM
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I know a household remedy!

It's called ... grooming!!

Okay, all jokes aside ;)
I do mean it though. Every day, I bring the horses in and brush them, pick their hooves. We have had one abcess in 2 years, and the ponies are super shiny ;) I have heard things like cooking oil in their feed, but I've always been scared to put things in my horsies systems :p I don't have any recent pics, and It's dark now, but I'll post pics later!
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post #3 of 72 Old 05-10-2012, 10:03 PM
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I've always heard flax seed is good for their coat. I've never fed it though.
Our kids are pretty shiny even though we don't really do anything special.

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post #4 of 72 Old 05-10-2012, 10:06 PM
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Honestly, a supplement won't help unless you keep your horse SPOTTLESS to begin with.
It might make them softer, but not much shinier than they are to begin with.
The natural oils they have make them glitter (I'd know)
I don't have enough money for a coat supplement ontop of joint supplements
I've seen lots of horses on supplements, they were super soft but not shinier than my horse

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post #5 of 72 Old 05-10-2012, 10:11 PM
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You can use vegetable oil, flax seed, black oil sunflower seed. Those are some that i know of.
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post #6 of 72 Old 05-10-2012, 10:18 PM
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I find a high quality feed is all it takes for my boy to shine. I switched back to Purina Strategy recently and he is glowing.

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post #7 of 72 Old 05-10-2012, 10:22 PM
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Healthy coat and petroleum jelly
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post #8 of 72 Old 05-10-2012, 10:24 PM
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I to only feed a good feed. And my horses shine amazing. But those are supplements that i know of.
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post #9 of 72 Old 05-12-2012, 02:07 AM
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Late last summer I made a pact to groom Casey. Every day. Have been for 6 months. HUGE DIFFERENCE! Only times I have broken it was I was really sick (and I still usually would hoof-pick) or was gone. Sometimes when I dont have a lot of time I will just brush off mud and hoofpick, which happens 2-3 times a month.

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post #10 of 72 Old 05-12-2012, 02:47 AM
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Lexiie my horse is blinding white, so clean but he isn't shiny. He has a bit of sheen but actually adding omega 3s into your horse's diet can make their coat shinier.

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