View Full Version : Groom in feed?

01-02-08, 04:05 PM
A friend of mine is using a product named groom in her feed.
I'm out of the loop, what is it and who makes it?
I know it gets results as her horses coat looks great.

02-02-08, 02:12 AM
There is a product that Barastoc make called groom and it is a supplement for coat condition. The link is below.


02-02-08, 02:24 AM
Just be careful if feeding as some horses get a bit fizzy on it. It really does get great results, especially for darker coloured horses, although I have heard it can put smudges on chestnuts and pallys.


02-02-08, 02:45 AM
Have a look into Calcoliv. Its a paste and is REALLY cheap and gets GREAT results. If you rather a feed based supliment, have a look into Livermol, this is as good if not better than groom and works out a little cheaper too.

02-02-08, 03:13 AM
Our local feed supplier in Terrey Hills gets in a product called Shine. Its $39.95 for a 20kg bag and it has basically the same stuff as Livamol and a few other extras like Biotin!

Not sure what wholesaler it comes from but I use it and my horse's coat has never been better - its hard to tell just looking at her though as she's grey! The guys girlfriend uses it on her show horse and his coat is amazing (he's a dark bay and it really shows up how nice his coat is)!

02-02-08, 03:23 AM
Just be careful with both Groom and Livermol as they can both 'hot' a horse right up. Friends you have hackneys used Livermol to bring coats out for the show season but would stop about 2 weeks out so they weren't hot (other than the hackney temperament in general) when they went to the show.

Another post here recently said that rosehip and seaweed meal did the same for coat and improved hooves as well.

02-02-08, 04:18 AM
Byalee has been using Groom for god knows how long ... more than five years anyway? We have used it on a variety of horses including the stallions and it hasn't made anything hot at all.
All it does for us is create an all-year-round summer coat that shines with good health.
It's brilliant.

02-02-08, 11:48 AM
Ditto am! I have used it for years - haven't found it to "hot up' any horses at all. Groom also contains biotin (Equilibrium doesn't). I would only use any of the others, especially Livamol for a short time, but I know that Groom is safe all year. Feeding 2 horses 1 scoop works out at 33c per day, which is cheaper than any of the other products and you get beautiful coats, and healthy feet.

It is brilliant, I agree.

02-02-08, 12:25 PM
How much of a coffee cup do you guys feed, as my grrom did not come with a scoop.



02-02-08, 12:51 PM
lol. how very technical. We feed a closed fist handful per horse per day ...

02-02-08, 12:56 PM
lol cheers amlourey