I've been looking into the MTG line and was wondering if anyone had any before-and-after photos.
I currently use Cowboy Magic to shampoo my geldings, but it doesn't really enhance their manes or add a noticeably nice sparkle to there coats. It does get them very clean and soft, but I would also like to see some 'zing' after baths. Shinier coats, fuller manes, etc. Especially on my nine year old. I love his long mane, I just would like to see it with a little more 'poof'.
It's a little hard to tell the length of his mane in the after pictures, but it has gotten a few inches longer. You can tell it has gotten a lot thicker.
Okay, it took FOREVER to find some of my mare where she was holding her neck at the same level... but here are a couple:
October 24th, 2008:
November 20th, 2008:
April 15th, 2009:
It's hard to find B&A pictures when you didn't purposely take them... because there are so many factors (neck level, lighting, whether or not it's been brushed, how clean it is, etc)... but trust me, there is a huge difference after only a few months.
I used Cowboy Magic shampoo once and I hated it. I much prefer Mane 'n' Tail shampoo and conditioner.
You could also try giving him flax seed. I LOVE the stuff. My gelding is just starting to lose his winter coat, so I can't see much of a difference in his coat, but my mare is clipped, and she got really shiney and started getting dapples after only two weeks! I only give them one tablespoon a day.
This is her on February 25th:
This is her on April 15th (only two weeks after starting the flax seed):
She's still shiney in the first picture, but you can tell it's more because of the sunlight than because her coat is healthy. She also doesn't have dapples in the first picture.
To get them super shiny and soft after a bath try 'Vetrolin' Shine Spray. It's amazing in tails and keeps them from getting knots. I don't use it on manes because I have to braid (hunter/jumper) but it would do the same thing. You can spray it on their body as well just don't spray anywhere close to where the saddle goes. It will slip all over. :P