Bad Coat
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Bad Coat

This is a discussion on Bad Coat within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • What to feed my horse that has a poor coat
  • Horses grooming poor coat

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-16-2009, 09:27 PM
  #1
Foal
Bad Coat

I have a gelding with a really horrible coat. His coat is thin and he gets dandruff easily. Has anyone had any luck with any hair and coat supplements, special feeds, shampoo, etc.?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-16-2009, 09:31 PM
  #2
Started
Flax seed, flax seed, flax seed! It's amazing stuff and it's extremely inexpensive. I give my horses two tablespoons a day and they've never looked better.

Any high-quality feed will help his coat, and you can use Head and Shoulders for the dandruff.


Good luck : ]
     
    04-16-2009, 10:30 PM
  #3
Started
What is his diet now?? Deworming scheadule??
     
    04-16-2009, 10:52 PM
  #4
Foal
He's a new horse and he's only been here a few weeks, but I have been feeding him high quality orchard grass with EGM Stable Mix and grazing time. He's a rescue, so I don't know his history, but since I've had him he has great nutrition and has been dewormed. I'm just looking to see if there's an extra boost I can give him.
     
    04-16-2009, 11:07 PM
  #5
Weanling
For the dandruff I suggest Head and Shouldersor regular listerine. My OTTB's skin is still getting over from being off the track and I have the same problem...

Also corn oil will help premote shine and growth as well as MTG. Its stankyyy lol...but its amazing.
     
    04-17-2009, 02:49 AM
  #6
Weanling
Cocosoya, Cocosoya, Cocosoya!!!! My horse has been on it for years and will never be off it. It's great stuff, my gelding has a really beautiful coat, nice hard hooves, he's in good weight and it makes manes and tails grow like crazy! I had his mane about three inches long last spring (I cut it last March) and it's now past his neck. Horse's love the taste too, when I worked at a barn I noticed some horses get 'tired' of eating vegetable oil, but they never get sick of this stuff. You can get it in 1 or 5 gallon liquid tubs or in a powdered supplement from Smartpak. I love it!

Cocosoya, Cocosoya Oil horse feed supplement
     
    04-17-2009, 03:03 AM
  #7
Foal
If all he has is dandruff then I suggest using cowboy magic's dandruff shampoo that stuff is magic... also flaxseed and fish oil are great for their coat! We just take three vit pills of fish oil and squirt on our horses grain and they look fantastic... also molasis works great as well... maybe get him a molasis lick
     
    04-17-2009, 08:08 AM
  #8
Started
Flax seed ... whole flax is digested and is fairly cheap ... :)
     
    04-17-2009, 08:23 AM
  #9
Foal
I always put one cap full of Sunflower Seed Oil in with my horses grain. My trainer told me about it when my past horse developed nasty coat issues. It really helped.
     
    04-17-2009, 10:27 AM
  #10
Yearling
I would try corn oil...i had a similar problem and this worked like a charm!!!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paprika for coat? banoota Horse Grooming 20 11-28-2008 11:40 AM
Getting a short coat??? Horse_Chick Horse Grooming 3 06-10-2008 06:15 AM
Get the best coat. .Delete. Horse Grooming 12 03-25-2008 08:47 PM
Shiny Coat/No Winter Coat help BriLeigh Horse Grooming 12 01-04-2008 03:59 PM
coat health Cedarsgirl Horse Health 8 03-08-2007 10:58 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0