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jethroish 04-21-2013 10:36 PM

Home remedy/supplement for skin and coat
What do you use and how well does it work? My 16 y.o. QH mare has flakey skin, almost like dandruff.
Guessing something with Omega 3 & 6.

deserthorsewoman 04-22-2013 12:13 AM

Ground flaxseed, Omega Horseshine, etc. It helps!

verona1016 04-22-2013 01:15 AM

Seconding flax seed :-)

bhorselover 04-23-2013 02:10 AM

I feed whole flaxseeds, theirs a new study that they can eat and digest it just as well as ground. Also my SECRET is spraying Apple Cider Vinegar on him it is so AMAZING!!!! Every where I go people ask me how my horses coat is so shiny and soft. And even without Flaxseed the Apple Cider Vinegar did wonders

jethroish 04-23-2013 08:52 AM

Thanks for the replies.

Missy May 04-23-2013 06:40 PM

Flax is probably the easiest come by, that and frequent grooming will rid them of "flakes" and make their coat shine.

Lockwood 04-23-2013 06:47 PM

Another one for flax seed here. I don't even have to groom my boy and he shines from a mile away.

DraftyAiresMum 04-23-2013 06:50 PM

Rinse her with apple cider vinegar. 1-2 cups of ACV in a bucket filled the rest of the way with water. Pour over horse after bathing and sponge onto hard-to-reach areas. Makes the coat shine and moisturizes (definitely doesn't dry it out)...also repels flies very well.
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