Black Horse - Page 3
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Colors and Genetics

Black Horse

This is a discussion on Black Horse within the Horse Colors and Genetics forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Fading black horse

Like Tree55Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-27-2012, 05:38 PM
  #21
Yearling
I really want to keep her black, but I don't think it will happen. Even if I do keep a blanket on her, the sun will eventually get to her. So the times I do put the blanket on her, it will prevent the sun from getting to her on those days and therefore, keeping her more black, and less brown.

It is confusing but it is hard to put in words. Overall, she will not be living in a blanket.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    12-27-2012, 05:40 PM
  #22
Started
Every day the sun touches your horse, it affects the hair. A couple days of blanketing will not stop the fading process. Usually within a month or two of my two black horses being outdoors all day after April, they'll be brownish. That's why I kept my black show horse inside during the day. There's just no way around it, unfortunately.
     
    12-27-2012, 05:50 PM
  #23
Started
Horse turned out during the day:



Same horse turned out only at night:



Honestly, I don't think it really matters. Even with the brown he didn't look horrible.
     
    12-27-2012, 05:50 PM
  #24
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Breezy2011    
I am asking for opinions, and you gave me yours so thanks.
.....Amen.......
     
    12-27-2012, 05:53 PM
  #25
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by oh vair oh    
Horse turned out during the day:



Same horse turned out only at night:



Honestly, I don't think it really matters. Even with the brown he didn't look horrible.
Honestly, I think the night turnout is the best option, but I do not have that option so I just have to live with keeping her out 24/7.
     
    12-27-2012, 05:55 PM
  #26
Started
That's fine. I just would caution you against getting obsessed about keeping it black out of your means. You do what you can with what you got, right? :)
     
    12-27-2012, 06:03 PM
  #27
Yearling
Exactly! I am not going to do everything possible. I will bathe her with shampoo specifically for black horses, before shows, I will blanket her when I need to, and I will trim the brown out of her mane and tail. That is about all I can and will do.
verona1016 and oh vair oh like this.
     
    12-27-2012, 08:49 PM
  #28
Weanling
This is Cash , he's is a black TWH ..One is of him this winter and one is of him in the summer....he is out 24/7
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 008.jpg (95.0 KB, 99 views)
File Type: jpg 048.jpg (64.4 KB, 100 views)
     
    12-27-2012, 09:34 PM
  #29
Yearling
Okay, so Cash fades too. He is a pretty horse.
     
    12-27-2012, 09:57 PM
  #30
Green Broke
Black horses carry the gene to manufacture black pigment (known as E) without the Agouti (A) modifier that restricts the location of the black pigment, and without any of the dilute modifiers (such as Cream or Dun).

The reason that some horses are non-fading black may actually have to do with an inability to create RED pigment. If I remember correctly, pheomelanin (red) breaks down into a number of component molecules when exposed to UV radiation, including one that oxidizes eumelanin (black pigment). The absence of red pigment in the hair shaft would also reduce the characteristic "burned" or "rusty" look of the coat in the event the eumelanin was oxidized by other chemicals.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Black horse...Black or Dark Brown Tack? LuckyRVT Horse Tack and Equipment 6 12-26-2011 01:59 AM
Not a horse, but horse related! Black horses, Black Friday SALE! Rissa Horses for Sale 3 11-26-2011 06:10 PM
Black Mane / Tail...Using Either Equitone black and/or Show Touch up Velvetgrace Horse Grooming 4 09-02-2010 11:46 PM
How do you keep a black horse, really black. HotCowgirl Horse Health 5 08-21-2010 12:41 AM
How do you keep your black horse (or mane/tail) black? Cinnys Whinny Horse Grooming 25 05-09-2010 09:53 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0