Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
"True" black is not a real colour. There are some black horses that fade in summer, some that don't. This is not brown, it is black still.
As for the OP's horse, if you don't want it to fade, either blanket completely during the day, or keep them inside during the day. Sweat can also cause the hair to fade, so washing completely after each ride is also helpful. As for adding anything to their coat to stop it fading, it doesn't make sense that vinegar and water would do anything to protect it from the sun. Covering the hair in sunscreen may. Vinegar and water probably won't.
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.