I am a mix master in the wash rack, often carrying a bucket full of lotions of potions to use on my horse with the intent of achieving a shiny, glossy hair coat and long, full tail. A good shiny coat starts from the inside and good quality feed paired with minerals (from Platinum Performance and SmartPak) are the building blocks to high-gloss. There are also many products out there that can help add extra shine and smoothness. I am always trying out the latest and greatest and one recent acquisition at my local feed store seriously exceeded my expectations.
That recent acquisition was EQyss Premier Color Intensifying Equine Shampoo. This natural, botanical shampoo is the only equine shampoo that leaves the hair shaft completely clean, not coated with wax, oil, petroleum by-products, silicone or synthetic polymers which are found in all other equine shampoos, thereby letting the hair accept more moisture which will produce amazing shine. It soaps up beautifully and rinses out easily, eliminates dry flakes and intensifies color. It left my horses hair coat super shiny and very soft and even days later his bay color seemed richer. Available at your local tack shop or at Eqyss-Online.com.