How do I darken my paliminos coat? - Page 3

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

How do I darken my paliminos coat?

This is a discussion on How do I darken my paliminos coat? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-01-2009, 01:53 AM
The dose for gold as sun is 2 Heaping Tablespoons per day, but it says you can double or triple that if needed. I made up a mixture of 2/3 paprika and 1/3 nutmeg and mixed 1 Tbs of that with a shredded carrot, some canola oil and a little molasses for flavor. She ate it just fine for the last two nights.

I figured if it is safe to give up to 6 Tbs. Of the supplement (which of course has several other ingredients) it would be fine to use 1Tbs of these two. Also, I found several things on the internet where people mention giving 2 or 3 Tbs. Of paprika per day. I figured I'd err on the side of too little rather than too much for now.

I came up with the 2/3 paprika to 1/3 nutmeg because of the order they are listed on the label and because paprika costs about half of what nutmeg costs.

We shall see...
Sponsored Links
    12-08-2009, 12:02 AM
Hi, I added some paprika to his feed to day I hope he will shed out a little darker. His diet is getting more complicated hehe =) he has sweet feed a large scoop( I know nobody likes sweet feed but I have been using it for three years and it is great) Sure crops feed a scoop ( more fibre) Pro Choice half a cup( I am just wanting to use this up and then I wont feed it again) Canola oil 8 ounces ( he shines after a couple days of feeding) and Paprika 2-3 table spoons.
How does it sound?
    12-08-2009, 12:14 AM
Paprika is great for coat and hooves, but it will test. Take a horse off it 3 weeks before the shows start. If your shows don't test, then its not an issue. Part of a horses coat problem can be attributed to poor diet. I had a bay with a dull coat, we added a multivitamin/ mineral our chiropractor swears by and diatomacious earth and he looked amazing. Cheepest solution- get a uv fly or rain sheet for him.
    12-12-2009, 03:56 PM
Well I have been looking around I think I am going to have to change his diet. Sweet feed is reported to cause problems in the future.
    12-12-2009, 05:48 PM
Green Broke
He looks fine to me
    12-12-2009, 08:54 PM
Yeah, a friend of mine is a vet and she said that sweet feed has been found to lead to "Metabolic Syndrome", basically diabetes, later in life. We kinda had to feed it to ours while they were being boarded at the neighbor's for 6 months, but now we're slowly switching them off of it.
    12-12-2009, 09:28 PM
I have heard that you can feed pumpkin to horses and that helps to enhance a palomino's coat. I recently got a palomino, but have not tried any of these things yet. I want to find out first what color her summer coat is when kept up during the day and turned out at night. She has gotten so dappled this winter, that I really hope she keeps them come summer.
    12-13-2009, 12:09 PM
Do you let your palomino out in the sun!? NEVER do that! It will make it lighter!
    12-13-2009, 01:41 PM
I like *sho glo* and corn oil
I wonder if the sho glo shows up in tests for competition?
    12-13-2009, 05:25 PM
Originally Posted by taylor12    
Do you let your palomino out in the sun!? NEVER do that! It will make it lighter!
Um well horses are ment to be outside. And I don't like spending 100 bucks to make him un happy he's a horse not a fish

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad Coat cherriebark Horse Health 13 04-17-2009 08:07 PM
How to Darken Leather???? mudypony Horse Tack and Equipment 4 11-14-2008 09:32 PM
Get the best coat. .Delete. Horse Grooming 12 03-25-2008 08:47 PM
Shiny Coat/No Winter Coat help BriLeigh Horse Grooming 12 01-04-2008 03:59 PM
coat health Cedarsgirl Horse Health 8 03-08-2007 10:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0