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post #1 of 6 Old 10-17-2010, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Show coat?

So I have a horse show in a little under a month away and I was wondering what I can do to get a nice show coat on Tiger? He is being kept in the stall during the day to darken up his spots & protect him from being burned by the sun. I have been putting a light blanket on him at night to keep his winter coat from growing but he still looks dull. I don't really want get a supplement right now because my local feed/tack stores are outrageous on prices and ordering online will take too long (I'd like to start as soon as possible). So is there anything else I can get that isn't quite so expensive? What about vegetable oil? Flax seed? I've heard of these but never tried them.

One thing I've learned working with horses: You can FORCE a horse to do something on a tight rein and he might do what you ask or you can TEACH a horse to do something on a loose rein and he will do it willingly with his heart.
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-17-2010, 12:10 PM
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cocosoya oil! I pay about $35 for 2 1/2 gallons, which would last one horse for ever! I give about 1/4 cup once daily. You will see a huge difference in just a few weeks!
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-17-2010, 03:40 PM
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I've read and herd that if you put an egg your horse's feed once a week, it will help condition it and make it shine.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-17-2010, 04:46 PM
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be careful with raw eggs and bacteria!
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-21-2010, 05:57 PM
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Don't forget just good grooming! Curry combing and finishing with cactus cloth stimulates skin and oils and makes a horse bloom!!

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it. ~Author Unknown
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-21-2010, 06:28 PM
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I second cocosoya oil. I swear by the stuff.
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