A little while ago I was contacted by EquiNutritive about trying some of their products. I recently reviewed their respiratory supplement, Breathe-Rite. I also asked to try their skin & coat supplement, Revive N’ Shine.
I was drawn to their skin & coat supplement because being a ginger, Scottie doesn’t have the best skin. Over the winter in particular, he is prone to dandruffy skin and a slightly dull coat. He also comes out in hard, scabby bumps, what fall off leaving little bald patches.
I have had a vet look at these in the past and we never really got to the bottom of what they are. They are sometimes a bit like rainscald, or a bit like ringworm. But they never really behave like either of these things. The one thing I have managed to link them to, is when Scottie is wearing a rug more often and possibly getting a bit hot.
Features of Revive N’ Shine Skin & Coat Supplement
Nothing but herbs
One of my problems with lots of supplements is that there is so much filler in them. If you know a sensitive horse, you have probably heard of them playing up after starting a new supplement. You never really get to the bottom of why, but when you stop feeding the supplement, the behaviour stops. So you just put it down to one of the filler ingredients.
But you shouldn’t have that problem with this skin & coat supplement from EquiNutritive. It is a 100% natural blend of carefully selected herbs. So if you are unlucky enough to have a problem with it, there are only 7 things it could be. Making it much easier to avoid it in future. EquiNutritive might also be able to recommend another of their products with similar herbs to try.
Biodegradable or recyclable packaging
All of the packaging used for EquiNutritive’s supplements is biodegradable or recyclable. The cardboard box can go out in your home recycling bin. The plastic bag is biodegradeable. So that can go in your normal rubbish and will break down.
Has Scottie’s Coat Improved?
I do think I have seen an improvement in Scottie’s skin and coat. I haven’t noticed any new scabby lumps since I started feeding Revive N’ Shine and his coat looks much cleaner. There is less dandruff and more shine! Unfortunately, while feeding this, the weather improved so Scottie has been wearing less rugs, which usually helps clear his skin up. So it is hard to say how much of this improvement is just due to this skin & coat supplement. But I am confident that this has made a difference and I think his skin improved quicker with the warm weather than usual.
This isn’t a supplement I would feed Scottie all year round as his skin & coat is usually really good over the summer. But it is something I will think about feeding again as we head back into winter to help keep Scottie’s coat in a good condition. While it doesn’t seem to cause him any obvious problems, he must get itchy or uncomfortable. So anything I can do to improve it is worth doing.
Psst: Did you know you can get 10% off your first EquiNutritive order?
If you sign up to their email newsletter you will be sent a 10% off code to use on your first order. You can sign up here. But if you aren’t quite ready to commit to a full box of herbs you aren’t sure your horse will eat, you can buy a tasting pack for just £2.50 to check your horse will eat it.
Last Updated on 22/03/2022