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!).
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 Posted via Mobile Device
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.