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        10-08-2007, 01:41 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Re: WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THIS HORSE!!

    Look for supplements too add to the feed next time your in town they give my horse a shiny coat they will do the same with you
         
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        10-08-2007, 06:03 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Feed vegetable oil and vinegar in your feed. The vegetable oil or you can use corn oil will make a world of difference. I feed a 1200 lb horse 1 cup a day.
         
        10-08-2007, 07:45 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Well, The whole bathing that often thing may not be a good idea. And even if you have a shampoo that's supposed to keep their oils in, it may not be keeping all of them in. When you use a shampoo, it strips the horse's coat of it's natural oils that make it's coat shiny. Even a shampoo that's supposed to keep them there, may still strip some, because all shampoos meant to clean will do that.

    Also, he could get certtain supplements that make a shiny coat, or just make sure he's getting all the right nurtients. All horses need different things, so the same diet that makes one horse's coat shiny, may not make another horse's coat shiny.
         
        10-08-2007, 10:35 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    I think some horses do better than others! We have the same problem. We have QH horses around 14.2hh and big Camp drafting horses topping over 16.1hh. And they get fed the same.
    LuLu, rugging a horse can increase its chances to get a shiny coat.
    Delregans Way.... has he got a shiny coat? But not shiny enough? I looked in The Horse Pictures on Paint luvers photo contest, if those are the same horses youare refering to, I wouldn't worry getting more shiny than that! The Chestnut is sparkling and the bay is shiny but not as much as the Chestnut.
    I wouldn't worry about it!!
         
        10-09-2007, 01:15 AM
      #15
    Foal
    I agree, I wouldn't bathe him so often. It's better to groom and curry to circulate the oils in the coat than to just wash them away. Just my opinion. ^^
         
        10-09-2007, 03:08 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    Yes I agree with you Lukey, but please read my reasoning for washing them that often.... then you might understand.....
         
        10-09-2007, 05:13 AM
      #17
    Foal
    Maybe you could try adding some cod liver oil to his feed, that's supposed to good for a shiny coat.

    Sweetypie16 all I was saying was that it is not healthy to rug a horse up when it doesn't need it.
         
        10-09-2007, 06:45 AM
      #18
    Trained
    I don't understand why bathing once a week is bad. Sure it may take some of the oils out but why is brushing so good for them...because it releases the natural oils.

    I have for my whole life had a regime of bathing once a week and had NO probs. But then I do spend a lot of time brushing as well.

    As for the rug thing, I don't understand this either. I live in the tropics and I wouldnt think of not rugging my horses heavily in winter and then light summer rugs all summer. Unless of course we have one of those crazy hot periods.

    Im confused lol
         
        10-09-2007, 08:23 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    :o Yes jazzyrider I am too.... im from WA. It gets cold here in the winter and very hot in the summer. I don't wash my horses every week, although I try to do it every second week. I would do it every week, but the water source isn't very good... Yes I brush too, HEAPS!!

    Delregans Way, to help you explain why the other horse is shiner than the other..... its a mistery. But you seem to know what you are tlking about.

    Why is rugging bad for there health LuLu?? I have NEVER heard that before..... :roll:
         
        10-10-2007, 05:24 AM
      #20
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sweetypie16
    :o Yes jazzyrider I am too.... im from WA. It gets cold here in the winter and very hot in the summer. I don't wash my horses every week, although I try to do it every second week. I would do it every week, but the water source isn't very good... Yes I brush too, HEAPS!!

    Delregans Way, to help you explain why the other horse is shiner than the other..... its a mistery. But you seem to know what you are tlking about.

    Why is rugging bad for there health LuLu?? I have NEVER heard that before..... :roll:
    phew! Lol I was waiting for the barrage from everyone stating facts that would shoot me down lol

    I know what you mean about temp. I grew up in port augusta in south australia and that sounds pretty much like the weather we used to get. My horses used to get hosed and washed quite regularly cause of all the red dirt/dust storms (i had 2 white horses at this point ) my guys were also very lightly rugges in summer and heavily rugged in winter. As with my horses now, the only time they don't have rugs on is if its a ridiculously hot day. Sweat rugs do wonders :) but once again, im a compulsive brusher lol I usually spend at least half an hour per horse. Its a good chance to bond more too ;)

    Im also pretty interested to find out why rugging is bad. If it were so bad, would millions of people around the world rug their horses?
         

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