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post #11 of 27 Old 06-27-2011, 09:37 PM
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I thought it was that brushing more will make your horse shinier? As brushing will stimulate and increase the blood flow and oil production.

ya, that's what I was always told. Some elbow grease is what most people use to have a shiny horse. If it were the opposite school horses would look very dull indeed. ;)

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post #12 of 27 Old 06-27-2011, 09:53 PM
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I thought it was that brushing more will make your horse shinier? As brushing will stimulate and increase the blood flow and oil production.
I've heard that it's not simply brushing but more so currying that brings out their natural oils, I know that isn't part of everyones brushing routine so figured I'd point it out.

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I have always been told not to use dishsoap because it's drying, I know it is on human hair, yikes!
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Like one of the previous posters said, a shiny coat comes from the inside out. Make sure that he is getting good quality feed, is up to date on his de-worming, and don't shampoo him too often. Any kind of soap will strip away essential oils and make the hair brittle. Lots of brushing and plenty of a good feed will do wonders.

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post #15 of 27 Old 06-27-2011, 10:47 PM
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Yes brushing does make them shiny but does ALSO strip them of natural oils. But they soon get the oils back if they are turned out.

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What does turn out have to do with oil?

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I imagine pintotess is referring to them working up a sweat and jsut moving in general to get their oils flowing.
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post #18 of 27 Old 06-28-2011, 11:53 AM
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I have to say if you're looking for shampoo, Cowboy Magic Rosewater. It is a dream. I just washed Lakota with it 2 days ago and he was so shiny and soft. I really like it because it got his white so white it was blinding but it also got his brown nice and clean and shiny. Plus, its hard to find a shampoo which leaves the horses shiny and soft because we use cold well water but Cowboy Magic worked like a dream. And he smelled sooooo good lol.

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Don't worry too much on shampoos.

As said above, it happens from the inside out mostly, so a good balanced correct diet, brushing daily and rugging!

I do this and have fantastic results.
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post #20 of 27 Old 06-29-2011, 07:44 PM
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Oils as in like natural stuff. ANY horse will produce natural oils.

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