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  • Getting rid of my mares sunbleached black coat
  • Leave horse out at night

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    06-06-2012, 05:21 PM
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Foal
Black Horse

My horse, Marley, is a bleached out black horse I really want to keep his coat as healthy as possible, but I want it to be black and get rid of the rusty color that it has right now. I've tried QuikBlack and it doesn't work. I know that there are supplements out there that darken the coat, but they can be expensive and rather than wasting my money I would really enjoy some feedback from you to see what's the best.

Thanks so much!
     
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    06-06-2012, 05:24 PM
  #2
Weanling
I want to sub because im haveing the same problem!! Lol
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    06-06-2012, 05:53 PM
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Trained
You could try feeding BOSS, Black Oil Sunflower Seeds and see if that helps.

Also, Paprika is said to help.
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    06-07-2012, 07:34 PM
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Yearling
I turn my black mini out in the late afternoon ans leave him up during the day. He was red when I got him, a few months ago, now he is jet black. I did not give him anything special, just kept the sun of him.
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    06-07-2012, 07:38 PM
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Yearling
Some people believe leaving white fly sheets on them help.... But I still would feel kinda bad for that horse during the summer! Haha I'm not really sure what else.
     
    06-07-2012, 07:48 PM
  #6
Trained
In during the day, out at night. No other way to avoid sunbleaching.
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    06-07-2012, 09:17 PM
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Weanling
A friend of mine has a black horse and she wants to keep him out at night but the BO won't allow it. Is it more dangerous to keep a horse out at night than in the day?
     
    06-07-2012, 09:21 PM
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Yearling
I don't leave mine out at night, I turn him out from about 5 or 6 pm till dark, then bring him in. It is personal preference, some people don't like a horse out at night unsupervised, what if something happened while no one was there, and would not be there for 8 or more hours?
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    06-07-2012, 09:40 PM
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Showing
Oh, I just have to brag. My black boy is in and out as he pleases and not one bleached hair. The secret is to buy a homogygous black. Those that bleach aren't true blacks. My pally, was in during the day and out after dark and since the flies were out she preferred that schedule. This was done only if showing, otherwise she'd fade from fresh minted gold to a bleached blonde.
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    06-07-2012, 09:48 PM
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Foal
Thanks for the help. He doesn't get turn outs outside though he gets them in our covered arena because he always casts himself outside. He has gotten darker since we started doing that, but there's just a tad bit more sun bleached hair in his coat now. I think that maybe he just needs to finish shedding out?? The sun bleached spots that he still has is where he's shedding a lot still do I just need to wait??
     

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