My horse has a black coat...but he is not a true black b/c he bleaches like crazy in the summer!!! Any tips on how to prevent bleaching in the summer, or should I just let mother nature do its thing???
I agree with the fly sheet, but that will only protect where it covers. You could switch him from day time turnout to night turnout if possible. Or put him out EARLY in the morning before the sun gets too intense and then bring him in for the afternoon. Then put him back out when the sun starts to go back down and is less intense.
Blackening shampoo is only a quick fix. It eventually fades or washes out in the rain or when they sweat. A friend of mine had a lot of success with Black-As-Knight. I'd look into that. Also, make sure to use coat conditioner and fly spray with sunscreen in it. Here's the Black-As-Knight website: Coat Enhancers
I would definitely suggest a fly sheet with a neck attatchment if night time turnout is not possible. It also helps with the flys too! I've also heard really good things about Black-as-Knight but have no personal experience with it.