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post #1 of 13 Old 03-14-2007, 05:38 AM
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I have a chestnut colored horse

My horse Skip is a dark colored chestnut. I need help with some products to get his coat nice and shiny for the show ring. Thank you
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post #2 of 13 Old 03-14-2007, 07:41 AM
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i too have a dark chestnut but he's a paint so i have white to deal with as well, the thing i have found that works beautifully on his white as well as makes his chestnut shine and look its best is anything cowboy magic. i dont know if you've used it beofre but its what i use when i go to all the breed shows. I use all their products and dopnt ahve a complaint about any of them.

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post #3 of 13 Old 03-14-2007, 07:23 PM
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Dana's feild buddy, Delta is a chestnut and the actual chestnut's only shampoo works well

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post #4 of 13 Old 03-14-2007, 08:28 PM
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if you also want to feed him something to help increase shine, i would suggest apple cidar vinegar.
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post #5 of 13 Old 03-14-2007, 10:49 PM
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Gold Nugget Super Whitening shampoo is awsome for white spots and white horses, it's the best I've ever used. As for the chestnut, I'm pretty sure Quic Silver makes darkening shampoo and the product called "Black as Knight" is wonderful. You mix a little bit with the horses feed. We've used it on black horses and it works really well, and I think they make a special one for red horses. I dont know if they have a website or not, they have alot of great stuff.
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post #6 of 13 Old 03-18-2007, 09:05 AM
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i remember horse illustrated (the magazine) having an article in one of the newer mags. about how to get your horse from dreary to dreamy. i could tell you the issue and you could read it
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post #7 of 13 Old 03-18-2007, 09:10 AM
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Some products i use that work like a charm, are ShowShine, Main and Tail (shampoo and conditior) and you can get the hoof polish for his hoovs to be shiny and strong! O yea and the product Twinkle is awsome take a look (its fun to mess with, i have like 3 bottls) lol

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post #8 of 13 Old 03-19-2007, 01:41 PM
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try dirty beast shampoo it's amazing lol x x x

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post #9 of 13 Old 03-21-2007, 01:26 AM
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The best way to get a good coat is good feeding, outer products may help, but good feeds with oils are what is best.......have been showing for decades..... grooming brings out the natural oils in the coat, rugging also helps.
A product called penetrene is fantastic, you get it from a chemist. it has "Menthol" and "anise oil" in it, place in spray bottle, apply lightly and rub with a velvet cloth must be VELVET . hides the white dirt that seems to appear on darker horses.

Hope this helps
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post #10 of 13 Old 03-21-2007, 01:12 PM
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Nothing, nothing, beats grooming your horse everyday for a shiny coat. I have a chestnut as well and he gets groomed for at least a half an hour everyday, and he glows. As far a supplements go, he gets flax seed, Gold-As-Sun, Source and corn oil in his feed. He also gets a joint supplement, but that doesnt help much with your question. He is clipped when he gets furry, and gets blanketed or sheeted if it gets chilly out. As far as shampoos go, I like using Orvus. It comes concentrated and alot goes a long way. I have had the same tub now for almost 2 years and I still have a little less than a half a tub left. It works wonders too. I also just use whatever human shampoo is on sale when I am at the grocery store. For color enhancing shampoos, I have wanted to try this one brand that I have heard alot of nice things about, but I cant remeber the name. There are shampoos for every different coat color. I also use Johnson's Baby Shampoo. That helps with my chesnuts dry skin (along with some special medicated shampoo I have), and I like using it on horse's faces because it is Tear Free and wont sting if it gets in their eyes. As far as conditioners go, I pick up whatever is on sale at the grocery store. I think I have some Suave Coconut conditioner right now. There is no need to pay a bunch of money for shampoo that does the same thing as the cheap stuff. Just remeber, although bathing your horse may get them looking clean, it actually isnt very good for their coat, It takes out the natural oils that they produce and drys out their skin. Try to only bathe when you have to. If you keep your horse groomed every day, giving a bath before a show shouldnt be necessary, you just have to worry about stains that they might pick up; and with that, you can just spot clean.

I have a bay paint as well, and I did Show Grooming, Hunter in Hand, and Color classes with him, and I won every time in my show grooming class. So if you need any grooming tips, feel free to ask =]
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