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post #1 of 7 Old 02-03-2012, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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natural oils

so far this week I've seen threads on coconut oil and apple cider vinegar.ive heard tea tree oil is also good for horses.share what oils you use on your horse and for what.ill start when i was doing horse racing for college all the horses got sunflower oil in their feed because it helped the coats stay shiny and helped them keep weight.
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-06-2012, 09:03 PM
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I use tea tree oil to maintain healthy frogs. Love it.
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-07-2012, 08:36 PM
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Ive never used this on my horses, but I know people use coconut on tails and manes. I however use it on my own hair! Just for anyone who'd like to give their own hair some TLC and not just the hair on their horses ;)
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-20-2012, 05:54 PM
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Ground flax seed or flax seed oil is extraordinarily good for horses!
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-23-2012, 11:28 AM
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I'll be applying Mineral Oil and MTG to my girls feathers. I wanted to use the Mineral Oil and sulpher mix, but no where around here sells the feed grade sulpher we would need to use. Hopefully, this will go a long way to protect and grow out her feather.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-23-2012, 11:57 AM
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I use tea tree oil to help heal cuts and abrasions, I've also had luck with it growing the hair back over healed wounds very quickly. I just adore the stuff. My mare once cut her hock up pretty bad, I treated it with the tee tree oil once a day and kept it cleaned and it healed within weeks. I also use it on my dogs.

Just started with coconut oil, I've had great luck with it as well. It really hydrates the hair and makes it "poof" out and give it a healthy glow. I even used it on my own hair and noticed a nice difference. So far the best method is to lather it into the hair, and braid/tie it up to keep it clean then wash it out a day or two later (Or just overnight if you use it for yourself). It's been a couple weeks, and there is defiantly a difference in Indie's tale, it's stronger and has a great poof to it; which in turn makes it look bigger! LOVE coconut oil.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-23-2012, 03:05 PM
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I feed vegetable oil (I make sure it's 100% soybean), and ACV to both my horses and they stay shiny even in winter. I don't apply anything to their coats except detangler to their manes to keep them soft and untangled. Love running my fingers through their manes :)

They don't get clipped in winter. Shiny shaggy coats!

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