Easy Homemade Show Sheen Recipe

This homemade Show Sheen recipe is an easy DIY option made with ingredients that you probably already have at home. It's a quick way to get your horse show ring ready, without the cost of store bought sprays. For long term maintenance I prefer my DIY Coat Conditioner with Coconut Oil, but this recipe has been one of my favorites for many years since it's just so darn easy! And it really comes in handy away at shows when you need something quick.

Just mix and add the ingredients to any clean spray bottle. The conditioner is great for detangling tails, the baby oil adds a nice shine, and the vinegar helps to remove stains. 

1/4 cup hair conditioner
1/4 cup baby oil
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup water

If you’re using it before you ride, avoid applying it to the saddle area as it can make your horse slippery. Also, if you’re planning to braid don’t use it on your horse's mane. I've found with overuse it can create a build up on my horse's coat, much like store bought Show Sheen. Use sparingly for best results, and try my DIY Coat Conditioner with Coconut Oil for daily use.

Check out my Do-It-Yourself page for more ideas!

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  1. Can you use any human or horse conditioner??

  2. Do you pray this off after applying to the horse

    1. Nope! If you find it's too greasy you can add more water and vinegar.


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