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Hi Lisa. Sam here. My friend bought a gray 12 year old ex-racehorse(tho'bred) from racecourse. Here are the pics. I would like to confirm from you whether she has a dull coat or not?

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It is hard to tell from the picture. A healthy coat will shine, and your friend can help with that by making sure the horse gets proper nutrition and has good weigh on it.  Brushing regularly will also help to bring the natural oils out which will give the coat shine.

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Lisa Lee

Expertise

Questions on basic training, fire safety with all types of animals, transportation questions, Fire Code requirements for buildings (NYS), basic building construction, fire safety in barns and animal facilities.

Experience

Over 20 years experience in the horse industry, from working on farms to owning and breeding my own horses. Have been involved with Code Enforcement and NFPA Standard development for the past 7 years. I am also involved in the Fire Service, both volunter and professionally, for a total of 20+ years.

Organizations
Past - NFPA, current, Easy Street Horse Rescue (Board of Directors)

Education/Credentials
Multiple National Certifications in the Fire Service, including Fire Service Instructor, Fire Investigator Level 1, Hazardous Materials Technician; and I am curently close to the completion of my AS in Fire Science Technology. Over 20 years experience working with horses both personally and professionally, currently owner of 2 Paso Fino horses.

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