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    11-08-2012, 11:41 PM
  #11
Foal
When you show use baby powder on his white areas rub it in. It makes them whiter if you missed anything and its safe. Also make sure your use a curry on him every time you groom and try to groom him everyday. And giving him a bath the morning of the show will help him alot too.
     
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    11-12-2012, 07:04 PM
  #12
Foal
I use a supplement called Grand Coat and love it. I also think it helps with shedding in the spring.
     
    11-12-2012, 08:59 PM
  #13
Started
Like others said: nutrition

Though I don't know how much that helps..
My mare is fed 4 1/2 quarts of "Mane Menu" daily. She has been since before I got her. She's worked 5-6 days a week. We do hunter/jumper and trail rides/running
When I first started with her she was an ugly color. Very dull brown, with a red mane and tail.
I brush the CRAP out of her. Lots of brushing and more brushing.
Using a soft brush will help distribute that natural oils and brush off all the little tiny dusties.

This picture is her, just with lots of brushing and work(:
Her coat was only brown, now the red pops out (:
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    11-12-2012, 09:00 PM
  #14
Started
OH YEAH!!
SOY!! Soy makes them super soft and shiny. I don't know how much it enhances color, but it makes them very soft.
     
    11-12-2012, 09:12 PM
  #15
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Lexiie    
OH YEAH!!
SOY!! Soy makes them super soft and shiny. I don't know how much it enhances color, but it makes them very soft.
Soft and shiny? Wow! Too bad I'm allergic to soy -_-

I'm stupid...what about a baking soda paste rubbed onto white markings (and rinsed obviously) to make them look whiter for a show? ...or cornstarch?
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    11-12-2012, 09:21 PM
  #16
Started
I bet that would work super well Reno!!
     
    11-13-2012, 09:11 AM
  #17
Foal
Thanks

Thanks for all the advice and heres the pics I've finally got round to getting for you all!!
Keeps the ideas and opinions coming!!
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    11-13-2012, 08:18 PM
  #18
Foal
Soy? Whats that
     
    11-13-2012, 09:07 PM
  #19
Started
You can get it as a feed through supplement.
It's got lots of protein in it that's good for their hair(:

If you're really that interested in soy, here's the wiki on it! Haha

Soybean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
    11-15-2012, 06:09 PM
  #20
Foal
Thanks!!
     



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