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post #1 of 11 Old 08-07-2011, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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I have read some things from googling and alot of people say that they use vegetable oil or corn oil and regular brushing and thats pretty much it besides a balanced diet also. For those who add oil to the grain, if I feed twice a day should I add about a 1/4 cup for each meal or is it more like a few tablespoons?

I have to go and buy the grooming brushes so that I can brush him at least every other day or so.
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-07-2011, 01:44 AM
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I add corn oil, I know some don't like it, but it's what I do, as do lots of the horse owners in my area. Good healthy horse, worm free, good nutrition and brushing. Don't overbathe and don't spray oil based shining products on then put out , causes further bleaching.
I use olive oil hot oil treatments once a month, then a leave in conditioner a few times a week and detangling. My guys get curried daily as well. My favorite grooming spray is marigold spray.
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I add corn oil, I know some don't like it, but it's what I do, as do lots of the horse owners in my area. Good healthy horse, worm free, good nutrition and brushing. Don't overbathe and don't spray oil based shining products on then put out , causes further bleaching.
I use olive oil hot oil treatments once a month, then a leave in conditioner a few times a week and detangling. My guys get curried daily as well. My favorite grooming spray is marigold spray.
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how much corn oil do you use per feeding per horse? I feed pellets twice a day and about 3 pints of it every feeding. Trying to figure out how much oil i need to add to the feed each feeding. Also, will the regular store brand oil corn oil or canola oil or whichever I use be fine?
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We put about 1/4 cup per feeding of oil. It has greatly improved the pliability of my horses hooves as well. I have a big squirt pump that fits into my gallon jugs and I squirt 5 pumps into the feed bucket, I feed pellets as well. I mix it with the feed and electrolytes and it makes them stick. I buy it from the grocery.
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post #5 of 11 Old 08-07-2011, 01:09 PM
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I just bought some Farnam Super 14 that is for skin and coat. I actually got it to get Emma's hoof wall to grow faster. Drought + HOT + foundered mare + thrown show = shortening hoof wall and soles on the ground, but I digress.

From a grooming perspective, I like Healthy Hair Care with Lanolin...always have. It's a concentrate, so one bottle makes TONS and it lasts for quite a while. If you are already grooming each day, start with your coarser brushes and then right before you get to the soft brush, do a quick spritz of Healthy Hair. It smells yummy too! :0) Emma is a Chestnut, and with some brushing and healthy hair, she shines up like a penny!
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post #6 of 11 Old 08-08-2011, 04:30 AM
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i feed 1/2 a cup in my horses feed once a day - i would only bother feeding once a day.... for shine 100mls or 1/4 of a cup is fine... (Pretty sure you can feed to 2 cups but that has to be added gradually - some people will feed it for weight gain..

another handy trick is to throw sunflower seeds in their feed as well


Oh and I fed rice bran oil
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-08-2011, 12:38 PM
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I used black oil sunflower seeds. After giving him a cup twice a day for about a month and a half. My boy now has dapples and is super shiny. He never had dapples before I used the seeds. He is now off them though because it added too much protein to his diet.

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I ordered my boys the smart omega 3's from smartpak since I already have my mare on their MSM product, and they look FANTASTIC..a month supply only runs about 13 dollars per month and very easy to use, and the boys love the taste:)
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i feed 1/2 a cup in my horses feed once a day - i would only bother feeding once a day.... for shine 100mls or 1/4 of a cup is fine... (Pretty sure you can feed to 2 cups but that has to be added gradually - some people will feed it for weight gain..

another handy trick is to throw sunflower seeds in their feed as well


Oh and I fed rice bran oil
are u saying you only feed your horse once a day? Is that as far as grain? I feed twice a day , give a 3 pint scooper full each feeding. Also have a bucket I bought out of walmart and I fill that with hay each feeding. This bucket is larger than a 5 gallon bucket and comes in a variety of colors
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are u saying you only feed your horse once a day? Is that as far as grain? I feed twice a day , give a 3 pint scooper full each feeding. Also have a bucket I bought out of walmart and I fill that with hay each feeding. This bucket is larger than a 5 gallon bucket and comes in a variety of colors
My horses live outside 24/7 (im in NZ so its more common than not) so yep only once a day... IN winter we feed out hay and balage into the paddocks when the grass stops growing but spring/autumn/summer they dont get any :)
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