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        05-19-2011, 06:35 PM
    I know this is random but how do I post a new thread or question? Im new to this site and don't know how to. For example the title to your question is "Why?"
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        05-19-2011, 06:38 PM
    I know this is random but im new to this site so I was wondering how I post a forum or question? For example the name of this question is "Why?"
        05-19-2011, 06:40 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    I don't think white horses glisten. It has to do with the light reflective qualities of white hair versus colored hair.

    I think this is right. Right now Hunter has a lot of white still in him as he sheds out and he is very dull, but once his dark pally coat comes out he shines.
        05-19-2011, 06:58 PM
    Pony, go to a section of the forum and click on "New Thread" at the bottom of the screen.

    Tiny, I think you're right too. My white pony is shiny, but not like my dun. You can see my dun shine from far away, but you have to be closer to my pony to see his shine.
        05-23-2011, 04:20 PM
    Green Broke
    I've owned two grays that are/were almost entirely white, and they really shine (in their summer coats anyway). So I'm pretty sure it's NOT the hair color. But they have dark skin underneath, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

    I did have a Paint that was almost entirely white, and now that you mention it, I really don't remember him being shiny like my grays.

    Maybe the pink skin under the hair on a Paint gives them a more dingy look or something. (I think the dark skin on a gray gives them a slightly bluish cast, especially when wet). But the hair on my grays has truly been shiny.

    What does "alfamo" stands for? Is it something you can add a little vegetable oil to? I do give my guys a small pour of vegetable oil over their grain-based feed.
        05-23-2011, 08:55 PM
    Green Broke
    Yea,Gidget is pink underneath her white.
    I noticed a little bit of glimmer but you have to be close to her.

    Alfamo is ground up alfalfa and molasses mixed together. I could add some to it. I much do you put in?
        05-23-2011, 08:58 PM
    Have you tried feeding rice bran? Makes for a very shiney coat and great for weight gain.
        05-23-2011, 09:02 PM
    Green Broke
    Yea,it doesn't work..just makes my horse fat and she is on the chubby side now..she was too skinny,now she is chunky..never an inbetween.
        05-23-2011, 09:07 PM
    Green Broke
    I just put a little drizzle of vegetable oil. Probably between 1/8 and 1/4 cup.

    Rice bran should also be very good, but I don't normally buy it because of the cost. They had some "cheap" rice bran at the feed store, and it was just a powdery loose rice bran. The horses liked it, but I found some stuff like shredded candy wrappers/paper in it, so now I don't buy that brand. All the "good" rice bran is close to $30 a bag here.

    I have had good luck with the vegetable oil and it is like $6 a gallon at Walmart and seems to last forever.

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