Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Thats interesting, I've never heard of clipping legs like that.
OP, your mare's coat looks a lot like our foster filly's coat did/still sort of does. Along with grain and unlimited hay, I was suggested to feed DuMor UltraShine (sort of a knockoff of what Deserthorse suggested) to her. I started adding it...3 weeks ago I think? And I'm already noticing a difference as she sheds out. her coat is in no way beautiful but it went from feeling dirty, dry, and dead even after a bath, to being soft and starting to show a bit of shine even though she is still underweight. I'm pretty impressed with it personally, and it great mix of essential vitamins and minerals as well as rice bran and flax seed in it. Apparently it tastes good too because she'll eat it by itself or sprinkled in her alfalfa pellets!
Don't forget that you might not see immediate change though. Skin health comes before coat health, and in cases of underweight horses, or those who have been lacking in nutrition for a while, internal health comes even before that!
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