From what I learned over on the 2008 Olympics threads - Paprika comes from Chili Peppers and Chili Peppers produce or contain Capsaicin which is a banned USEF and FEI substance.So if you are using a product that contains paprika or chili peppers you will run the risk of a positive drug test. I have heard sunflower seeds also work well because of the oils in them.
The best remedy is to blanket them. There are a few crazy western folks at my barn who will keep their horses inside during the day and turn them out only when the sun is down. Expose them to artificial light during the day and those poor horses are covered 24/7. I don't even really know what color the one is because I have never seen him covered up.
I love my horse black but to go to that extent? not...
Last edited by my2geldings; 10-29-2008 at 03:38 PM.