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  1. #1
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    Jul. 29, 2011

    Default Home Made "Showsheen"

    I've read about a home-made version of Showsheen -- hair conditioner, baby oil, water and (optional) white vinegar for flies, mixed in a spray bottle. Has anyone tried this or something similar? Thoughts?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep. 24, 2012


    I did. It was nasty and made my horse SUPER oily!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar. 17, 2013


    I'm using part Mane & Tail conditioner, part Infusium 23 leave-in conditioner and water mixed in a spray bottle. I've only been using it for a month or so, but its working well so far. I've been keeping my gelding's tail braided and it works great when I take his tail down and comb through it. It leaves it soft and detangles great without residue.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan. 16, 2002
    West Coast of Michigan


    A quart bottle lasts me 2 years. Not worth fussing with home chemistry IMO. The pre-made stuff works very nicely--I just buy whatever's cheapest when I run out.
    Click here before you buy.

  5. #5
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    Dec. 20, 2009


    Some months ago my mare had some colic problems, and was well dosed w/ mineral oil. Given the amount of time and effort to get that mess out of her tail, I will NEVER put any oil intentionally on that tail
    We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........

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