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    05-19-2011, 04:13 PM
  #1
Green Broke
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So Gidget...being mostly white is hardly shiney! Her mane and tail glisten in the sun but why does she not glisten with her white? Every other horse at the barn is super shiney and some have dappled out really nicely. Gidget seems to be getting more white throughout her black since spring has hit.

Is there something I am missing in her diet? She gets a rich grass with quite a bit of protien in it,a chunk of alfalfa,alfamo with probiotics(she can not have any type of grain),and I'm beginning to get adjust her to pasture. Also I have a huge mineral block with selenium in it and I also have a redmond's rock from utah for her.She reallllllly likes them.
     
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    05-19-2011, 04:17 PM
  #2
Foal
Try some showsheen it really works!
     
    05-19-2011, 04:39 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I love that stuff but the thing is it has silicone in it and in the long run it makes their coat brittle. Supplements are super expensive for me right now.I can afford her probiotics but right now and food but we are trying to get our own place and we have to put 2 grand down on our truck so money is tight ...seems to always be that way.
     
    05-19-2011, 04:46 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by Gidget    
i love that stuff but the thing is it has silicone in it and in the long run it makes their coat brittle. Supplements are super expensive for me right now.I can afford her probiotics but right now and food but we are trying to get our own place and we have to put 2 grand down on our truck so money is tight ...seems to always be that way.
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    05-19-2011, 04:46 PM
  #5
Foal
I'm sorry! I hope everything gets better for you guys!
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    05-19-2011, 04:53 PM
  #6
Started
Is she out on the grass in the pasture 24/7? How much are you spending on the alfamo? I give my horse a RB with 4 lbs alfalfa pellets and a scoop of SmartOmega3 in the evenings. It's got flax seed and fish oil to help make his coat shiny and it has pre/probiotics and digestive enzymes to help him digest his food better. It also has Vitamin E in it. If you get it in the SmartPaks it's $13.95 a month, but I get it in the big bucket and it's just a tad more expensive, like around $14 or $15 a month.
     
    05-19-2011, 04:56 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Really? Maybe I should get that!...she hates alfalfa pellets. I spend $14 something on her alfamo.
     
    05-19-2011, 05:02 PM
  #8
Started
It's good stuff. He's slick and shiny and doesn't have a poopy butt anymore. It doesn't smell all that great, but he licks it right up. He's definitely not a picky eater though!
     
    05-19-2011, 05:32 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Hmmm,maybe I should get a sample first? If it smells funky my horse won't eat itbut if I hide it in some food then maybe
     
    05-19-2011, 05:33 PM
  #10
Super Moderator
I don't think white horses glisten. It has to do with the light reflective qualities of white hair versus colored hair.
     

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