On a side note I use alot of products that I used to use as a dog groomer; products that are designed to not strip the 'good oils' from the coat, but cleanse well. When I had dogs (recently moved, and had to place them in new homes) I had to maintain cleanliness on them well, due to allergies I had to them; so I spent more on good quality products, and felt better on being able to use them on a weekly basis. My poodle had a full show coat too, and he looked fantastic. Heck, showdogs are sometimes bathed on a daily basis, depending on the shows, and how dirty they get, and how much of a clean up they need prior to stepping into the ring. So there are products out there that won't ruin your horse's skin and coat quality. I'm giving my horse a quick bathe pretty much every week, because the dust and dirt that builds up due to the wind storms in my area. She seems to enjoy it, and she's not dry in the least. Race horses are bathed everyday, sometimes twice a day depending on their workout schedule.
One of my faves is Dynamic Duo, and I love Coat Handler products as well.
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
Last edited by mom2pride; 10-04-2009 at 01:52 AM.