Hi guys! I just joined the forum! I've been reading and learning a lot on here and admire all the experience this forum provides. So here's my story: I grew up on a farm, then went away to city life. In corporate america I was working ungodly hours and didn't really have a life or even get to spend time with my family. After 15 years we decided to save up and buy a farm!!! We wanted to live a more wholesome life while enjoying it at the same time. So, now I'm a poultry and goat farmer! I still work a day job, but it doesn't carry near the stress as my previous one. If anyone has any questions about goats or Poultry I'm your lady! With this new fun adventure we've been on I decided to rescue a Hackney Pony from going to the meat shop. She was taken by ASPCA down in FL due to neglect. She was completely emaciated and had her leather cart pulling tack still on. (sorry I'm new to pony terminology) FL was looking for a place to take her. Living in GA close to the border I found out about her and offered to take her. I figured I always wanted a horse and what better way to learn than to learn with her. She had been eaten up alive with all the bugs down in FL, and the tack that was left on her rubbed her raw and she was missing a lot of her fur, including her mane. Fast forward 7 months, reading countless articles and watching Youtube... this is what Beauty looks like now! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tOXaufWPxCKGCPbbCL70cdWzV-gpK-zR/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/11bg6FT-sIewtMFVWHfl4zZd-VwN-4O8x/view?usp=sharing Here are my questions: 1. How do I get her mane to grow faster/fuller/healthier? Her diet consists of: ~Purina miniature horse and pony ~Alfa Alfa Pellets ~whole oats ~Small amount of sweet feed ~Treats (once a day after I walk her) ~Occasionally coconut oil mixed with feed (helped her recover from bug bites and raw skin) ~Pasture 2. She's a senior pony I found out, vet said appr. 20... she doesn't act like it though. What products do you use on their coats to make them shiny? I've used Coconut oil, Mane and Tail and show sheen. 3. Any other recommendations? Ultimately I want her to drive again! Everyone said she was an ugly old pony, but I see her beauty! She's no show pony, but she's my baby. She follows me like a puppy and always comes running to the fence when she see's me pull up in the drive way. I've become passionate about Hackney's and ultimately want to get more!