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14 coat shine sprays worth adding to your grooming kit


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  • 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 coat shine spray

    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.

    In the UK? View at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or rideawaystore.com
    In the US? View at chewy.com

    Carr & Day & Martin Dreamcoat coat shine spray

    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.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, naylors.com, rideawaystore.com or equus.co.uk
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    Cavalor Star Shine coat shine spray

    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.

    In the UK? View now at viovet.co.uk or amazon.co.uk
    In the US? View now at chewy.com

    Cowboy Magic Super Body Shine coat shine spray

    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.

    In the UK? View now at viovet.co.uk, rideawaystore.com or amazon.co.uk
    In the US? View now at chewy.com

    Farnam Vetrolin Shine coat shine spray

    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.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or equus.co.uk
    In the US? View now at chewy.com

    Leovet Silkcare Conditioner coat shine spray

    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. 

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or viovet.co.uk

    Mastacare Coat Gloss Spray

    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 coat shine spray

    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.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk, naylors.com, rideawaystore.com or sportsdirect.com
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    Nettex Coat Shine spray

    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.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or rideawaystore.com

    Science Supplements Coat Shine & Condition Spray

    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 coat shine spray

    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.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or naylors.com
    In the US? View at amazon.com

    Shires Ezi-Groom Shine Spray

    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.

    In the UK? View now at viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk or naylors.com

    Smart Grooming Coat Sheen spray

    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.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, equus.co.uk or rideawaystore.com

    Supreme Products Moisturise & Condition coat shine spray

    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. 

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk or naylors.com


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