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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Its called sun fading and its 100% normal. In fact, most black horses do fade if they're in the sun more than a few hours a day. The only horses that don't turn brown are those that are non-fading black. If he lives outside 24/7, there really isnt anything you can do about it, although there are certain things such as sunflower seed oil and nutmeg (I think? Not sure, we just let ours fade)that you can add to their diets to make them not fade quite as much. Once fall comes around again though, he'll most likely start darkening up on his own though.
Personally, I think the fading blacks are kind of cute xD we have a black miniature gelding who gets BRIGHT red highlights in his ears, back, and mane/tail every year. I think of it as a sign that he's healthy, happy, and in the environment that he was created to be in. Outside!
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