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  1. #1
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    Default Omega Horseshine or Nu Image?

    Looking for people who use either/both and can share their opinions on which one can really bring out the uber shiny coat.

    This is horse in question on neither supplement:
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    omega horse shine



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    I started using Omega Horseshine about 2-3 months ago. My boy's coat is now uber slick and shiny and the flaky skin issues he had have completely resolved. I haven't used the other product, but have been very happy with the results I have seen on the OH.



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    Ground Flax - a 50lb bag lasts forever, and it works great.


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    Love omega horseshine. Good stuff. Only product I've seen that compares is cocosoya oil, but that can be messy.



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    Omega horse shine.



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    I've had my OTTB on Omega Horseshine for almost 3 years now. He has a really nice coat, and it doesn't get dry or flaky ever. Love the stuff.
    <3 Vinnie <3
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    Jackie's Punt ("Bailey") My Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbred



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    I will say SmartOmega 3. Works better than Omega Horseshine. I've not used Nu Image.
    Caitlin
    *OMGiH I Loff my Mare* and *My Saddlebred Can Do Anything Your Horse Can Do*
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    One more product to consider is Nutra-flax by Horse Tech. I used Omega Horseshine
    with good results but was surprised by how much deeper and richer the shine was after the switch to Nutra-flax. You can order directly from Horse Tech and they ship free.



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    I just feed whole flax seeds, about one cup per day. Easy peasy, horses like it and they are glowing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by besthorsever View Post
    One more product to consider is Nutra-flax by Horse Tech. I used Omega Horseshine
    with good results but was surprised by how much deeper and richer the shine was after the switch to Nutra-flax. You can order directly from Horse Tech and they ship free.
    This is my vote as well. I have used Nutra-Flax for over a decade with great results. When I moved Louie to the new boarding stable last year many folks asked me what I was feeding him since his is so shiney.
    Libby

    There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness". - DAVE BARRY



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    I use omega horseshine- it took about 4 months to fully work, but my cushings mare is 90% shed out and sleek all over.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse&Bay View Post
    I just feed whole flax seeds, about one cup per day. Easy peasy, horses like it and they are glowing.
    This is EXACTLY what I do and have super shiny coats with no skin issues (mare with recurring scratches hasn't had one instance since being on whole flax seeds, 1 cup daily)
    "If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple payments..."



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    Those feeding whole flax seeds, where do you buy them? And do they have a shelf life once the bag is opened?



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    Triple Crown Omega Max - not the cheapest out there but extremely easy to use - just measure out what you need and that's it (and it has a 2-year shelf life). Took literally only a few days to see a difference .

    http://www.triplecrownfeed.com/suppl...s-horse-health
    "When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered." CANTER New England


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    Quote Originally Posted by mlb722 View Post
    Those feeding whole flax seeds, where do you buy them? And do they have a shelf life once the bag is opened?
    I buy the flax seed from a local organic flour mill. Most feed stores would also carry it. Mine comes in 25 pound bags for about $20. I don't take any unusual precautions with it, just the basics of keeping it in a cool dry place (i.e. don't store it in the car, keep it out of direct sunlight). If they go bad you will be able to tell - they will stick together and smell like old oils/french fries. I've never had this happen to me and they're just stored in the feed room at the barn along with everything else.


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    I buy my whole flax seeds right at my local grain provider, where I buy Triple Crown. It's a 50 lb bag, costs $32.00.

    I don't take any unusual precautions with it, just the basics of keeping it in a cool dry place (i.e. don't store it in the car, keep it out of direct sunlight). If they go bad you will be able to tell - they will stick together and smell like old oils/french fries. I've never had this happen to me and they're just stored in the feed room at the barn along with everything else.
    Same here.
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    I've used both OHS and NI - my horse has been on NI for oh 9 years or so now. She gets one scoop twice a day. The thing I like most about the NI is that it's a wet crumble as opposed to the OHS, which is really just a powder. My mare won't eat powder, so NI it is. I can say, her coat is super shiny, mane and tail in great condition, and is cheap.
    “Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.” ~Emerson



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    I buy my Flax already ground - I think it was $34 for a 50 Lb. bag. I DO keep it in a dead chest freezer to make sure it doesn't get too hot.



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    I have used Nu Image and had great results.
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