I've met some horses that just don't seem to shine as much as others, I think it is a combination of the hair type and color I suppose. For example, my darker chestnut shines like a penny without me doing much while another person who owns a red dun has to work her tail off to get as much shine on him. Horses with tight, short, "seal-like" coats are shinier than horses with thicker, shaggier coats. I'd recommend a nice, thorough, shampoo-included bath before you take any other steps. If that doesn't work, go heavier on the soft brush and consider feeding an oil such as CocoSoya. There are also special sprays and conditioners out on the market to make horses shinier, but my horse has sensitive skin so I try to steer clear of any unnecessary chemicals on his coat.
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Last edited by roro; 05-11-2010 at 01:52 AM.