Finding a coat conditioner that is silicone-free is difficult. Most equine shine or moisturizing products list a “silicone shine agent” as the key ingredient, YUCK. The last thing I want to spray on my horse is liquid plastic. I had ditched the idea of using a coat conditioner until I saw that Helen from The Herbal Horse had come out with her own version. Shine Bright is a natural conditioner for both horses and dogs made with organic oils that are healthy for your animal’s coat as well as as “non-toxic, antibacterial, and moisturizing”.
This summer was brutal on Ax’s coat. His usual rich mahogany, dappled coat quickly turned a lack-luster, crispy brown after a month of being in the sun all day, every day. Normally my solution to something like this would be to use some elbow grease and groom until your arms were sore, but nothing worked. It was dry, brittle, and dull, and no matter how much he was groomed, the sun and salt air kept fading him out. About halfway through the summer I ordered The Herbal Horse Shine Bright in hopes to bring back his bloom.
After using the coat conditioner in my grooming routine for a couple weeks, the difference was already noticeable. His coat was much softer and moisturized. It was still a dried tan color, but I expected that to resolve with time. Two more weeks and Ax’s coat was back to normal in texture and color. He felt soft and sleek and returned to a nice blood-bay. No more crispy ends, rough texture, and dullness. In a total of a month of regular use of Shine Bright, Ax’s coat was back to being shiny and healthy, without using any nasty chemicals and plastics.
You can find The Herbal Horse Shine Bright and all of the products at theherbalhorse.us. Be sure to follow The Herbal Horse on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for updates on new products and surprise promo codes!
Time for the GIVEAWAY! Breeches and Boat Shoes is giving away a package from The Herbal Horse as a celebration of Breeches and Boat Shoes’s one year blogiversary!
The giveaway package includes:
– The Herbal Horse Heal Quick – 1 oz
– The Herbal Horse Healthy Hair – 1 oz
– The Herbal Horse Muscle Soothe – 1 oz
– The Herbal Horse Fungus Among Us – 1 oz
– The Herbal Horse Lip Balm – Lemongrass Spearmint
The rules of the giveaway are as follows:
– Begins Thursday, September 17th
– Ends Wednesday, September 30th
– Entries must be submitted using the link below.
– Open to residents of the United States ONLY (sorry international readers!)