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  • Cheapest place to buy hi shine hot oil

 
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    04-06-2010, 02:09 AM
  #11
Trained
For shiney hooves (if you don't like to apply polish), after your horse has had his feet cleaned off (just soap and water will do), apply Cut Heal's Hoof Heal...

I also like to give nice thorough groomings daily; and bathe or atleast hose them off on days that they get sweated or just plain dirty; I don't use harsh products on them, and like to stick with animal specific products, as they are better ph balanced for their skin and coats.

I would like to use sleazy's on everyone, but the youngsters would most definitely destroy them...they probably won't even get fly sheets this year, as they are much to investigative with their teeth yet!
     
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    04-06-2010, 02:41 AM
  #12
Trained
I now swear by Hi-shine hot oil. If the coat is really damaged or they have just been clipped (As my boys was - big orange sunbleached section where the saddle sat and he sweated) then you can do an intense whole body treatment after a bath and leave it on for half an hour then rinse - the orange patch was actually replaced by dapples.

I also use it diluted with water as a daily grooming spray.

Makes tails tangle free and mirror-shiny.

Can also be used on a cloth as a non-irritating highlighting makeup.
     
    04-06-2010, 06:04 AM
  #13
Foal
Yes, Wild Spot I agree, Hi-Shine is fabulous! It doesn't attract dust, really slicks and shines the coat, is an excellent mane and tail detangler, can be left on and it smells delicious! We are big fans of Hi-Shine
     
    04-06-2010, 08:17 AM
  #14
Trained
I don't mind hi-shine but im a massive fan of cowboy magic. I use the shampoos, conditioners and coat shine. Im even guilty of using the shampoo and conditioner on my own hair and **** it left my hair so silky and nice lol I did get an itchy head after a few uses though so I stopped using it on myself but it works wonders on horses :)
     
    04-06-2010, 10:08 AM
  #15
Foal
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Originally Posted by jazzyrider    
i don't mind hi-shine but im a massive fan of cowboy magic. I use the shampoos, conditioners and coat shine. Im even guilty of using the shampoo and conditioner on my own hair and **** it left my hair so silky and nice lol I did get an itchy head after a few uses though so I stopped using it on myself but it works wonders on horses :)
Yeah i'm guilty of that too, but it didn't work as well on my hair as it did my horses! So I gave it back to them
     
    04-06-2010, 10:10 AM
  #16
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flex Horse    
Yes, Wild Spot I agree, Hi-Shine is fabulous! It doesn't attract dust, really slicks and shines the coat, is an excellent mane and tail detangler, can be left on and it smells delicious! We are big fans of Hi-Shine
Where can you get hi-shine?
     
    04-06-2010, 10:20 AM
  #17
Weanling
Call me crazy, but I meditate, sort of. Lol. Obviously it's impossible to legitimately meditate with all the noise and action that goes on at shows, but I like to open my horse's stall, find something to sit on in front of it (chair, haybale, something like that) and sit facing my horse and completely clear my mind. Sometimes I'll listen to soothing music on my ipod. It relaxes me and relieves so much tension before I ride. I find as a general rule, if I meditate before I ride, the rides turn out much more successful and beneficial.

My old horse actually used to come stand with me and put his head in my lap. I liked to pretend he was doing it too xD But we always performed much better when I took at least 5-10 minutes or so to do that before we headed out to warm up :]
     
    04-06-2010, 04:48 PM
  #18
Trained
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Where can you get hi-shine?
I don't know if it's available in the US? Maybe google it. I bought it through a QH stud in NSW.
     
    04-07-2010, 04:57 PM
  #19
Yearling
I love these tip threads!!
Me personally: everything should be clean clean CLEAN. Even when you think the judge won't be seeing it, clean it anyways! Have someone clean your boots outside the ring before you go in. Cleanliness to the highest degree is just so respectful.
Make sure your gear matches the best it can - if you have a black saddle, a newmarket bridle looks out of place.
SMILE!! You really can see it in the ring.

Another tip I picked up from working as ringmistress in a few small local shows is that even if someone else in the ring cuts you off, keep smiling and don't get worked up over it. The better you handle the little bumps in the road that come in the show ring, the nicer you look in the eyes of the judge.
Oh also, don't talk to the people around you in the line up - at least until after the judge has handed in his/her scores.
If it's hot and the judge excuses jackets but you can bear the heat while wearing a jacket, keep it on. It looks better.
No matter what the discipline, from trail to jumpers, showmanship to road hack, WEAR GLOVES!
     
    04-07-2010, 06:40 PM
  #20
Foal
Gizpeptig: Like everything these day Hi Shine has a Facebook fan page!
     

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