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post #21 of 29 Old 08-09-2011, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by themacpack View Post
Which senior feed and what forage are you using with this feeding plan?
I use Life Design Senior feed, And she gets 1 flake of quality hay in the morning and one at night. I only grain her in the morning

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post #22 of 29 Old 08-10-2011, 12:14 AM
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I would grain her every day. Wash her and use Show Sheen. That's what I do.
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post #23 of 29 Old 08-10-2011, 10:54 AM
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I am a big fan of 'smartshine ultra' from smart pak. Good stuff in there. :)

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post #24 of 29 Old 08-24-2011, 08:53 PM
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I use started using flax on my horses last spring and I was amazed with how shiny they were in just a few weeks!! I am so happy will flax, and I'm going to start using it every year now.

Also... HowClever, what are Chia seeds??? They seemed to really work for your horses!
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post #25 of 29 Old 08-24-2011, 09:27 PM
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post #26 of 29 Old 08-25-2011, 12:24 AM
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Besides a good diet, if you have the time curry come her for a good hour. I do that for my horses when I have the time.

It masssages the roots of the hair, and also brings out the natural oils. Yes, it takes time, but I like my results.

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post #27 of 29 Old 08-25-2011, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by caitiebird49 View Post
Also... HowClever, what are Chia seeds??? They seemed to really work for your horses!
Equine Chia: Organic, Natural Horse Nutrition -- About

I am very happy with the results my horses have had on them. Not only are the coats healthy and shiny, their feet are healthier and stronger & my 22 year old gelding is acting like a 2 year old again. Not to mention no colics this year (fingers crossed!).

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post #28 of 29 Old 08-30-2011, 07:03 PM
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I read another person on here (can't remember who) uses a brand called pink. It's for ethnic hair, they use it on the tail and mane too I think and it makes them very soft and shiny. I think I also recall using it on the body.. I plan to get some for my mare :)
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post #29 of 29 Old 08-31-2011, 01:47 PM
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You're right about bad shampoos doing more damage than good. But healthy skin and coat needs to be cared for just like we do our own. NO soaps or detergents in the shampoo is a good start, and an oatmeal base is even better. It should be very easy to rinse out and leave them softer and no drying out or dandruff. I use Best Shot Ultra Wash.
Also agree on the diet. I add wheat germ and that is great for the coat and skin, too.
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