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post #1 of 5 Old 03-17-2010, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Post Fuzzy to slick

I have an almost 3 QH mare and she has a nice shiny coat, but it's fuzzy like it won't lie down. I was wondering if anybody had any tricks to get her to slicken up before show season. I know diet is not an issue like I said she is shiny just not slick. I was thinking of adding oil to her feed. Any suggestions????
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-17-2010, 08:07 PM
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The first thing to do would be start rugging her. That should help keep the hair flat and it will also keep bugs off. If she is hairy, I would suggest going over her with a curry comb or a slick 'n' easy block.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-17-2010, 08:32 PM
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Without doing the obvious of clipping, as posted above, blanketing is your only other option. She'll start shedding a bit sooner and hopefull that wild hair will tame down enough to make it look a little better for you. Also, never under estimate a good grooming every time you go out and see. It help get rid of all the dead hair, keep her coat cleaner and and hopefully within a couple weeks, make it a little more slick.

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-17-2010, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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she has had a blanket on since the end of october. Sorry should have mentioned that!
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-17-2010, 08:47 PM
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You could try a grooming spray, or what I SWEAR by, an oil product for the coat.

I personally use Hi-Shine hot oil. I give him a full treatment after a bath, then dilute some with water and use it as a grooming spray. His coat has never looked better, and it's because it is healthy, not just shiny.

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