Discussion in 'Feeding Horses' started by proud mum, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. proud mum

    proud mum Well-known Member

    Hi everyone , just after some advice
    One of our horses is a bay gelding who is currently on extras to his feed being one cup of sunflower seeds , equilibrium , 1/2 cup each of millet and linseed , plus some canola oil.
    My question is that we would like to darken his coat and am wondering if I should increase any of the things that we are already feeding him or if we should go for another thing like livamol. Your thoughts on this would be great:)
  2. Caroline

    Caroline Well-known Member

    Generally feeding high protein, high oil based supps will achieve a darkening of the coat. Black feeds like copra, black sunnies, FF soyabean meal, vegie oil, and lucerne.

    Supplements like Livamol, Groom, CacoLiv, Black as Knight, high trace mineral (zinc, iron, copper) supps like Hemabuild, Blud, MegaBlud, VAM, Cell-Iron etc will also help.
  3. Paddys girl

    Paddys girl Well-known Member

    yep I find coolstance to be good at darkening the coat - plus pretty good on the hip pocket.
  4. Sweet Euphoria

    Sweet Euphoria Well-known Member

    Dont forget horse went from brown to black on the stuff and his hooves are awesome **)
  5. Wendycam1

    Wendycam1 Well-known Member

    Copra helps alot. As soon as I take my boy off it he lightens up.

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