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Get the best coat.
What do you do to get your horse's coat in the best condition?
Flax seed (full of oil, which helps them shed and gives them a shiny coat) Rice Bran Oil (Shines the coat, high in fat so I don't recomment for a fat horse) Vetroline Spray!
Nutrition has a lot to do with it. BUT - as far as grooming goes, I always add baby oil into my bucket of shampoo. Not only does it make the coat soft and shiny, the water will bead up a bit and roll right off of her if she's out in the rain. Other threads on this forum suggest vinigar in the water. I can't wait to try that! I bet it also keeps the flies away.
Well, my horses does REALLY well on this supplement (It has totally changed his coat to sleek and shiny!) : http://www.platinumperformance.com/a...ategory_id=190
it's expensive, but SOOOOO worth it!
Flax seeds (raw) also work really well, if you just feed it to your horse like it's grain :)
I really don't give my horse any supplements for a shiney coat, but I groom a lot. If I don't ride any day I groom for 2 hours nonstop.lol. If I do ride I groom a whole lot. My horse has the best coat there where I board. :D
I think to get a really good coat is a matter of a combination of things. A good exercise program, good feed as well a good grooming all in a good program.
For years I had my horses out on pasture and that was enough to get a beautiful coat. That with a good grooming was by far when I was getting the nicest coats.
If you can keep your horse out of a field where he might get beat up, that will help prevent getting all those bite marks.
I think that is the problem now are days, to many "fancy" things available and people assume that because there is a high price tag its the best thing for you horse.
A lot of the time its the simple things, and not putting chemicals on or inside your horse that work best.
my guys get a complete supplement so that i know they are getting everything they need and that does have the added bonus of doing wonders for their coat health. i also add vegetable oil or rice bran oil depending on which i have at that time :)
but most of all, groom groom groom :) nothing substitutes good grooming :D
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