Best coat shine sprays for horses are usually multi-purpose and come under a range of names, including coat shine, coat gloss, grooming spray or hair polish. They are great for everyday use to prevent the build-up of dust and dirt, but are also an essential on show day to give you horse that extra shine and highlight his best features. Some can be used as a mane and tail detangler, while others are handy to use before clipping or to help prevent rug rub. Most sprays will contain conditioning ingredients to promote strong, soft and healthy hair.
If your horse is lacking lustre and shine, it’s worth considering whether he would benefit from a skin and coat supplement.
Here’s a selection of the best coat shine sprays for horses (listed alphabetically) …
Absorbine ShowSheen Hair Polish & Detangler
Sizes: 950ml | RRP: £18.82 |
This formula from Absorbine works as both a coat spray and detangler. It contains pro-vitamins to condition the skin and coat, plus silk proteins to strengthen the hair and give it a healthy shine. Applying it to the coat helps to repel dust, keep him clean for longer and help reduce static. The sprayer head that allows targeted application with vertical or horizontal spray patterns and sprays upside down for those hard-to-reach areas.
Carr & Day & Martin Dreamcoat
Sizes: 500ml, 1l | RRP: £11.70 for 500ml |
This spray from Carr & Day & Martin provides what is described as the ultimate high-gloss finish. The unique non-slip formula highlights muscle definition and can be used on the saddle patch, leaving no grease or residue. It can also be sprayed onto manes and tails before plaiting for extra shine.
Cavalor Star Shine
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £17 for 500ml |
This long-lasting hair conditioner from Cavalor can be used to maintain a knot-free mane and tail, and give a brightening gleam to your horse’s coat.
Cowboy Magic Super Body Shine
Sizes: 16oz, 32oz, 1gal | RRP: £12.04 for 16oz |
This concentrated formula by Cowboy Magic adds shine and repels dust. It’s ready to use, dries fast and reflects a full spectrum of light. It also contains aloe vera to strengthen and condition the hair and skin.
Farnam Vetrolin Shine
Sizes: 591ml, 946ml, 1.89l | RRP: £18 for 946ml |
This coat polish by Farnam enhances shine and protects the coat from dust, but also contains sunscreen to help protect coat bleaching. It can also be used to help remove stains by applying the night before a show and sponging it off in the morning.
Leovet Silkcare Conditioner
Sizes: 550ml | RRP: £11.99 |
This conditioning spray from Leovet contains high quality silk proteins that give long-lasting support to the hair structure. It also helps to repel dust and dirt, and leaves a natural-looking shine.
Mastacare Coat Gloss Spray
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £9.99 |
This spray from Mastacare helps to prevent flyaways for a sleek finish and leaves the hair feeling soft and looking shiny. It contains silicones to make hair more pliable for faster, tangle-free grooming. It can also be used to help prevent stains.
NAF Shine On
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £10.99 |
This fine-mist spray by NAF gives your horse that extra sparkle. It can also be used on manes and tails to give an overall finish.
Nettex Coat Shine
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £11.99 |
This multi-purpose, long-lasting coat dressing from Nettex provides a high-shine finish. The non-oily formula seals and coats the hair, repelling dust and dirt and preventing staining. Regular use will help prevent stable and grass stains from becoming ingrained. It can also be used before clipping to reduce clipping lines on clean coats.
Science Supplements Coat Shine Conditioner
Sizes: 750ml | RRP: £12.99 |
This spray from Science Supplements is an anti-static formula that moisturises the skin, helps repel stains and provides a long-lasting sparkle. It makes the application of quarter markings easy and can also be applied to the chest and shoulders to help stop rugs and blankets from rubbing.
In the UK? View now at viovet.co.uk
Shapley’s Hi Gloss
Sizes: 12oz | RRP: £15.39 |
This light, fresh-smelling oil-based aerosol spray by Shapley’s will keep your horses skin and hair supple and conditioned when used regularly. It can also be used to add definition to muscles and highlight features, adding shine and lustre in seconds. It accentuates all colours of horses and works as a leave-in conditioner. You can also spray it on the shoulders to help prevent rug rubs.
Shires Ezi-Groom Shine Spray
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £9.99 |
This all-over spray from Shires contains added protein serum to give a shiny and glossy look. It’s quick drying and helps to remove stains.
Smart Grooming Coat Sheen
Sizes: 500ml, 1l, 5l | RRP: £12.95 for 500ml |
The Smart Grooming spray enhances the natural shine of the coat and can also be used prior to clipping making it easier for blades to glide through and give a smooth finish. It doesn’t leave an artificial shine or residue that can come from oil-based products, and does not attract dirt or dust. It’s best applied with a fleece mitt and then buffed into the coat for a dry, shiny finish. Also available as a refill.
Supreme Products Moisturise & Condition
Sizes: 500ml, 5l | RRP: £14.35 for 500ml |
This spray by Supreme Products will help condition your horse’s coat, mane and tail, keeping it hydrated and healthy. It promotes a natural shine and leaves hair feeling soft. It can be used on manes that are regularly plaited, hooded, dry or liable to get damaged.
You might also like:
Looking for something to help keep your horse looking smart? Here are some of the best mane and tail detanglers
Is your horse lacking a bit of shine? Check out this round-up of skin and coat supplements for horses
Want to create the perfect plaits? Check out this selection of plaiting sprays, gels and mousses to help you tame
Bright white greys and flashy white socks are not easy to achieve, but these stain removers and no-rinse shampoos are
Here’s a round-up of the best horse shampoos on the market – there’s something for every colour and type
Horse & Hound magazine, out every Thursday, is packed with all the latest news and reports, as well as interviews, specials, nostalgia, vet and training advice. Find how you can enjoy the magazine delivered to your door every week, plus options to upgrade your subscription to access our online service that brings you breaking news and reports as well as other benefits.