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post #11 of 31 Old 05-11-2009, 09:01 PM
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You have to ask the feed store if they can get it for you - usually they can order it.

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post #12 of 31 Old 05-11-2009, 09:25 PM
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I know its not a supplement, but I have been very impressed with Shapley's Hi-Shine shampoo. I got a free bottle with some MTG and it really leaves a nice shine with just a shampooing.

To everyone else...Where do you get the bulk flax seed in enough quantities to feed a horse? I don't think I have ever seen it at the feed stores.

You can get it at health food stores. You don't really need to buy it in bulk unless you're giving it to several horses. I bought a three-pound bag and I'm feeding it to two horses. I've had it for about two months, and I'm only halfway through it. I give them each one handful once a day.
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post #13 of 31 Old 05-12-2009, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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thanks everyone- I have a chestnut and a buckskin and they have good coats ( i groom daily and they get very good quality feed) but i wanted to know what others do .. ill try the fax seed or corn oil... thanks!

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post #14 of 31 Old 05-12-2009, 10:47 PM
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Thumbs up for flax seed! I have my mare on it, and it works awesome!

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post #15 of 31 Old 05-12-2009, 11:04 PM
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I use corn oil on Solon since he's a draft and the side effect is a super shiny smooth coat.

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post #16 of 31 Old 05-13-2009, 01:42 PM
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We use the supplement MiraCoat. It works great on our horses!

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post #17 of 31 Old 05-13-2009, 11:21 PM
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I'm a lover of the Cocosoya. It's always been my top choice, and probably always will be. But I've recently become a huge fan of ground flax. My boss feeds it to her horses and they look incredible. One of her mares is black and she has the glossiest coat I've ever seen on a darker horse!

I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.
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post #18 of 31 Old 05-14-2009, 04:12 PM
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i am a believer in flax seed, it really works, i used it on my old horse macho and his coat was just gleaming. Solon, i love solon, he is absollutly gorgeous!!

quarter horses.....simply the best
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post #19 of 31 Old 05-14-2009, 10:20 PM
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Conola oil is the key for my guys!!! :) A small amount of corn oil drizzled on top of their grain then mixed in.

When I first got Shortie:

A few months later:

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post #20 of 31 Old 05-15-2009, 01:38 AM
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I get ground flax seed at Winco from their bulk food section. Don't know if you have them where you are or not. It's pretty inexpensive, $2 a lb. It's much more expensive when you buy it from a feedstore.

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