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        05-16-2009, 05:22 PM
    Regular grooming and prober diet plays a big role. Also putting one egg in his grain a day work wonders. I have heard that flax seed works too.
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        05-16-2009, 05:32 PM
    I'm going to start using flax seed..
    Also, when they COMPLETLEY loose their winter coat they will be 10x shinier.
        05-17-2009, 09:32 PM
    I just groom mine everyday. And before shows I put show sheen on her. But don't put show sheen where the saddle goes. It can rub hair off a horse. Put the saddle on first then show sheen....thats what I do
        05-18-2009, 11:35 PM
    Flaxseed works great.. and I also will feed veggie oil. I like EQ Solutions as a shampoo... you spray it on leave it for 5 minutes (I like to curry it in too) rince it off.. and they spray it back on and leave it... leaves them super shiny.
        05-19-2009, 10:16 AM
    Does the flax seed have to be ground up? I'm thinking about starting my horses on it, so I just want to make sure. And a handful each? I have a 17 year old and a 9 month old.

    Sorry for taking over the thread! Haha.
        05-19-2009, 10:36 AM
    I believe in the corn oil also, but show sheen once a week sure does help keep the dirt off and the coat pretty!
        05-21-2009, 07:49 AM
    Add some avacado oil to your shampoo. Works great
        05-21-2009, 09:32 AM
    Will corn oil or veggie oil also put weight on them, if so I would be careful using it, inless they need the extra weight.
        05-22-2009, 11:37 AM
    Wow, Solon looks great on page two. Beautiful! I've used vegetable and peanut oil. It works well keeping the shine, but it keeps them fat too! Will corn oil give them extra fat also?
        05-22-2009, 06:47 PM
    I look for oils that are higher in omega 3.....flax and canola are good sources and fish is best. Most horses get plenty of omega 6 in their feed and benefit from the added omega 3. Omega 3 has anti-inflammatory properties at the proper ratio to omega 6, while on the flip side omega 6 can cause inflammation if you get beyond the 10:1 ratio (omega 6 : omega 3).

    Thus far no studies have shown that you can give too much omega 3.

    My guys are on either dac Oil or dac bloom year round.
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