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!
you do know thatnutmeg 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.
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.