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jay 02-14-2012 02:16 PM

tips to make my girl shine for first show
hi can i hav loads of tips to get my black and white cob left natural to shine in her first show , id love to get her yellowie bits realy white ..

MyBoyPuck 02-14-2012 08:50 PM

Rice bran.

caseymyhorserocks 02-14-2012 09:54 PM

Agreed! Rice Bran is great, but, it does add weight onto horses, so don't use it on easy keepers. Adding Omega 3's into your horses diet (such as the supplement SmartOmega3). Or paprika is known to help darken and shine black coats (Black as Night is a good comercial supplement). And using a UV protectant fly sheet.

caseymyhorserocks 02-14-2012 10:18 PM

Also, you may get people saying corn oil, or some other oil, but please do NOT use it! Although it is great for getting a shine on the coat and gaining weight on horses, the health risks out-lie the benefits. Corn oil contains almost all Omega 6 fatty acids, which are pro inflammatory. Then the oil and pro inflammatorys often affects the horses joints, skin, or lungs.

jay 02-15-2012 10:28 AM

thanks for that advice people i should have been more spesficic as she is already shiny i wondered if any body could give tips on how to get her so clean she gleems ..

Kayella 02-15-2012 10:54 AM

Baby powder? I know we used it on my show goats to whiten their coats. You'd rub a large amount into their white fur, let it sit then wash it out REALLY well. Not sure if it works on horses or if it will irritate a horse's skin, that's just what we used on our goats. There's also a shampoo called Bright Lights. It's purple, and I know people at my barn used it on their show steers to lighten their coat.

MyLittleHunter 02-15-2012 06:54 PM

I'm assuming she's already shiny from a healthy coat and diet, and you just wanted advice to make her look extra shiny for shows.

I am proud to say when I show Dallas he is so shiny you can see your reflection in his coat. I've gotten lots of compliments on it, so maybe my tricks will work for your horse too.

- I bathe him thoroughly(my favorite shampoo is Vetrolin Bath or Shapley's Hi Shine.) I get him wet. Then suds him up with a sponge, then I go over him with a curry comb, and finally a small towel. Then I rinse super well.

- Then while he's drying I spray Vetrolin Shine on him.

- Once he's dry, I put more Vertrolin shine on him(avoid saddle area, it makes it slippery).

- I run a brush or damp rag over him to get any settling dust off, and apply more Shine as needed.

- I also use a conditioner in his tail while bathing, and then Shine in after. I only rinse the mane, not suds it, otherwise it's too slippery to braid.

- Finally for his hooves I use a clear polish. He has 3 black hooves, one pink/white one. But the black polish dries his hooves out a lot more than the clear, and the clear is less messy so I use just clear. lol.

xXSerendipityXx 02-16-2012 02:14 AM

Cough cough COCONUT OIL:D

Druydess 02-16-2012 02:21 AM


Originally Posted by xXSerendipityXx (Post 1362528)
Cough cough COCONUT OIL:D

Agree- it's FABulous!!

Saddlebag 02-16-2012 09:18 AM

Mine roll in sand - gives them a brilliant shine plus I also feed each about 1,1/2lbs of Senior's daily for it's extra oils. Both have thick winter coasts with lots of shine and dapples.

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