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    03-27-2012, 12:54 PM
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Foal
supplement to help with coat shedding

Is there anything I can give my gelding to help him shed his winter coat?
I'm brushing and using a shedding comb, just didn't know if there was anything that would help.
     
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    03-27-2012, 12:55 PM
  #2
mls
Trained
No supplement.

Just daylight and elbow grease.
     
    03-27-2012, 01:02 PM
  #3
Showing
Nope, but a good roll in the mud often helps free up that loose hair.
     
    03-27-2012, 01:09 PM
  #4
Showing
No supplements will help with shedding, but I've heard if you cover a horse in vegetable oil, the coat will all shed out in a day or two.

No, I've never tried it. The very idea of a horse coated in oil and then whatever they've been rolling in giving them a breaded look isn't something I'd be willing to try!
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    03-28-2012, 08:21 AM
  #5
Foal
Speedracer- I'm not really excited about that breaded look either, and I don't want to have to deal with trying to get the oil out of their coat.
I was thinking that someone was giving something to their horses that as a side benefit helped with the shedding.
     
    03-28-2012, 09:49 AM
  #6
Showing
With our hot weather I was thinking of combing the loose hair out as the horses were uncomfortably hot. So glad I didn't as cold winds and temps below freezing returned. I think the loose hair still helps protect them from the cold. Lots of rolling is the horse's way of dealing with loose hair.
     
    03-28-2012, 11:46 AM
  #7
Showing
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
With our hot weather I was thinking of combing the loose hair out as the horses were uncomfortably hot. So glad I didn't as cold winds and temps below freezing returned. I think the loose hair still helps protect them from the cold. Lots of rolling is the horse's way of dealing with loose hair.
Im in the same boat. Last week, it was close to 90F every day and stinking hot. I shed everyone out with the shedding blade and vacuum, and yesterday it dropped from our record-breaking high to below freezing. Needless to say, I had to run out and buy a blanket for my Perch, who is never blanketed.
     
    03-28-2012, 01:51 PM
  #8
Weanling
Good old fashion brushing is the best to shed out the horses! Lots of curry-ing will give them a great shiny coat when they are all shed out as an added bonus :)
Im in the same boat as a lot of you, my horses are not getting blanketed post-shed! This weather sucks!
     
    03-28-2012, 05:08 PM
  #9
Green Broke
An old cowboy told me flax helps, all our horses are on it and are at least %50 shedded out dispite the cool temperatures. We use it for the shiny coats and healthy joints, but if that's a side effect, great.

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a horse coated in oil and then whatever they've been rolling in giving them a breaded look
I get the image of of horse shaped chicken nugget
     
    03-30-2012, 01:28 AM
  #10
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
No supplements will help with shedding, but I've heard if you cover a horse in vegetable oil, the coat will all shed out in a day or two.

No, I've never tried it. The very idea of a horse coated in oil and then whatever they've been rolling in giving them a breaded look isn't something I'd be willing to try!
Lol, I can imagine!! XD
     

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