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  • Nutmeg for horse coat
  • Paprika to darken palominos

 
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    12-13-2009, 04:27 PM
  #31
Yearling
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Originally Posted by taylor12    
Do you let your palomino out in the sun!? NEVER do that! It will make it lighter!
First of all what am I going to do coop him up in a stall all his life
Second he's a horse not a house plant.
     
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    12-13-2009, 06:14 PM
  #32
Banned
I think the lighter palominos are the best.
     
    12-15-2009, 04:56 AM
  #33
Green Broke
You do know that nutmeg is a poison right? The only reason it is used in supplements is that they use very small trace amounts of it, mostly for the smell....

It is like the same things with dogs and onions, you can't tell right away that it bothers them, but it slowly chips away at their health.
     
    12-15-2009, 08:51 AM
  #34
Weanling
I have a palomino too that id like to darken a bit. Make sure to let us know how the paprika works :)
     
    12-15-2009, 11:51 AM
  #35
Started
Do you let your palomino out in the sun!? NEVER do that! It will make it lighter!Really? Because... not only is that cruel but my mare has not been inside in over ten years...
And to prove my point look under her mane where the sun doesn't hit often, its nearly white!

(picture showing, generally her mane is down on this side, no sun can get threw and the rest of her is as gold as... well... gold!)


OP I think your palomino is just a lighter pal. If its the horse in your avatar there doesn't appear to be anything wrong coat/condition wise. He shines and is pretty. The is no way to make a light palomino this gold color I'm afraid you'll have to love him for him!
     
    12-15-2009, 12:37 PM
  #36
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by New_image    
OP I think your palomino is just a lighter pal.

The is no way to make a light palomino this gold color I'm afraid you'll have to love him for him!
Correct.

We own four. All are different shades of "yellow". Cream to solid gold. Two of them are siblings out of the same sire, two are siblings out of the same mare.

They tend to be lighter in the winter with all of the extra hair.

The old brood mare darkened one winter to a chocolate. She had her only colt (so far) that year. Vet said hormones!

Last night I noticed she is looking dark again . . .
     
    12-15-2009, 05:58 PM
  #37
Yearling
Well keeping my horse inside is not a option I am at a boarding stable with bad acomidations. I have him on paprika it is good for his heart too. Thanks everyone for your replies
     
    12-15-2009, 06:25 PM
  #38
Foal
I just got a cream pally too, and I can't wait to see how he sheds out in the summer! It looks like he has some dapples and I really hope they stay in the summer.
     
    12-15-2009, 08:24 PM
  #39
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Honeysuga    
you do know that nutmeg is a poison right? The only reason it is used in supplements is that they use very small trace amounts of it, mostly for the smell....

It is like the same things with dogs and onions, you can't tell right away that it bothers them, but it slowly chips away at their health.
Oh, I had no idea it could be toxic. I looked around and found some stuff saying that it can cause hallucinations in large quantities. However, I found other things where people said that they used nutmeg alone to successfully darken a palomino coat. I haven't had any problems yet, but I'll cut down the amount of nutmeg I'm using just in case.

Thanks for the info.
     
    12-16-2009, 12:19 PM
  #40
Yearling
You said you put him on paprika, I use black as knight on my boy and it works wonders (main ingredient is paprika)
Just make sure if you are are planning on taking him to a show where drug tests will be administered to take him off of at least a week ahead. While it isn't illegal it will cause the horse to come up false positive for a drug that is illegal.
     

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