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post #1 of 22 Old 11-05-2010, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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Black horses, and keeping them black!! ???

Hey everyone,

So I have recently purchased a new horse, he is dark brown/black..
Does anyone have any tips or secrets on what they feed/wash or do to enhance there black horses coats and darken it??

Any thing is really appreciated :)

Thanks
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post #2 of 22 Old 11-05-2010, 02:46 AM
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Show pony die! hehe works very well..Or Globlack shampoo (just were gloves). Im lucky my blacks were always black. Dont feed him livermole. You can also feed him tubes of Copper to help enhance his natural colour, just not to often as you could cause him to colic or stomach olsars. Diets with oil help to, so sun flower seeds,flax seeds or other high oil feeds. Some people say paprika, but ive never tried it...Keep him rugged 24/7. Its so much hard work, everyone wants a black horse until they get one! =P

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post #3 of 22 Old 11-05-2010, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks SOO much!! you said not to feed livermol, i am feeding him heaps at the moment, why is this not good for him ???/
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post #4 of 22 Old 11-05-2010, 03:03 AM
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Thanks SOO much!! you said not to feed livermol, i am feeding him heaps at the moment, why is this not good for him ???/
No its really good for them(magic stuff). But it has an ingridient in it that Enhances Chestnuts, so you will find him looking very sun bleached and red or more on the browner side.. From my expeirence I know Friesian Studs use paprika, and there always freakishly black..

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post #5 of 22 Old 11-07-2010, 12:08 AM
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I have had great results with QuicBlack shampoo :)
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post #6 of 22 Old 11-07-2010, 12:16 AM
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My horse is very very black...so I've never had this issue. But I'm sure you could find somewhere at your local feed store or horse supply.

It's strong, beautiful, and full of spirit and freedom. Anyone who sees one will comment on its beauty. It's a horse.
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post #7 of 22 Old 11-08-2010, 08:23 PM
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I have a brown thoroughbred, not black, but he gets close if I work at it
We give him the show safe BaK year round, but that's it. Before shows I like to use Quic Black shampoo.

Here is the before shot (Before we started using the show safe BaK and shown so heavily that we were unable to give him the regular BaK). Please note that I'm aware that he is skinny here.

And the after, a few months later, right before going into winter. A few months on it.
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post #8 of 22 Old 11-15-2010, 09:36 PM
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Buy a fly sheet! You dont realize how much they cut the UV light, I had a bay Thoroughbred Filly who I used to keep one on and I took it off her for a week or so and couldnt believe how sunburned she got, also Spray on Sunscreens work well.

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post #9 of 22 Old 11-19-2010, 09:39 PM
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Summer= Turnout at night only to reduce bleaching of his coat.

I had a black/dark brown gelding and i had to do it to keep him black and keep him cool in the summer. Color enhancing shampoos work nicely too. :)
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post #10 of 22 Old 11-19-2010, 09:47 PM
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There is a supplement out that is called Black as Knight. I haven't tried it yet, but I've heard it works really well.

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