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so i was at mills fleet farm and saw mannas pro flax thing and was wondering if its any good? or where i could get good supplement that will make their coats nice and shiny! for show season next year? and if its cheeper the better... :) i have a black and white gelding that browns durning the summer and would like him to stay black.
 

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Thats at my feed store to. I haven't tried it, but I use stablized Rice Bran, and my black horse is dappled/shiny throughout the whole year, including winter with her thick coat, so I would defiantly recommend Rice Bran, but it does help gain weight, so if your horse is a easy keeper it may not be the best idea. You could also get regular Flax, probably cheaper than the Simply Flax.
 

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Thats at my feed store to. I haven't tried it, but I use stablized Rice Bran, and my black horse is dappled/shiny throughout the whole year, including winter with her thick coat, so I would defiantly recommend Rice Bran, but it does help gain weight, so if your horse is a easy keeper it may not be the best idea. You could also get regular Flax, probably cheaper than the Simply Flax.
<-------------I use the stabilized rice bran meal for both my 2 year old and weanling and they have healthy coats and healthy weight.. I don't use the maximum recommended "dose" and can see a difference
 

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Where cam you get it like at a mill or store? My horse was skinny this summer got weight gain used it a week and then he was fat and not easy keeper anymore! So now i have a tub of weight gain just in case!
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<-------------I use the stabilized rice bran meal for both my 2 year old and weanling and they have healthy coats and healthy weight.. I don't use the maximum recommended "dose" and can see a difference
I get mine at Tractor Supply, do you know why your horse lost weight?
There must be a reason for it.. I'd say make sure he's wormed on regular basis, feed good quality alfa alfa mix hay, some sort of senior feed (do your research) and add it the rice bran.. Also when I got my now 2 yo a year ago very thin, I fed her extra well soaked alfa-alfa cubes and that got weight on her really well, but you must let your horse get used to the alfa-alfa gradually.
 

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Oh yes... I forgot about the worming part, and even if he is wormed regularly, I would get a fecal egg check by your vet, those sneaky worms sometimes work out ways to evade the wormers. And also, have his teeth been checked by a vet? Thats a common problem about why horses loose weight. I just got my rice bran at the regular livestock feed store.
 

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I havent seen any of that a the horse stores i go to and i just went to the mill for my grain and biotin. For the winter :/. Maybe next spring.
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Have you asked? They could have it at the back of the storage some where, rice bran is typically pretty common.
 

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i can ask the people that work at mills around here know nothing about horses and are no help in what things are. i can check this friday and see what they have, i dont need it till mid winter so i have some time to look around.
 

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Hi, don't know what 'mannas pro flax thing' is, but flax/linseed is a good source of omega 3s & essential fatties, which is good for coat & hooves. You can either feed the ground seeds or cold pressed oil. But it loses a lot of it's value quickly after processing, especially in sunlight & heat. Therefore if you buy the oil, make sure it's in a lightproof container & kept cool, or feeding the whole seeds, grind them fresh daily.

Well balanced nutrition makes a horse less susceptible to bleaching and I think it's copper from memory that's particularly important for pigment. Therefore if your horse is prone to bleaching, I'd want to do a diet analysis & work out what he's deficient/imbalanced in.
 

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I scored big on flaxseed today. I add it to my oldest's mash through winter, a 50 lb bag of meal is pretty pricey. I was at whole foods for a human trip and like most ended up being a horse trip lol! I bought whole organic flax in their bulk bins for .69/lb. It will be a little work to run it through the coffee grinder, but worth the savings :)
 
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