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post #21 of 26 Old 05-06-2010, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Ridehorses99 View Post
I have also heard that adding paprika to their feed as a supplement will help keep their coat black.
Paprika is what is in many of the supplements that claim they keep black coats black.

Paprika will test so you have to discontinue its use prior to showing if you show at the types of shows that drug test.
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post #22 of 26 Old 05-06-2010, 01:52 PM
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My walker Snap is Black but he can get sun this year I started him on a smart pak supplement called "smartshine" to make his coat shine, my other two were on supplements from there and I felt he was feeling left out( I know Im nuts) :) the added plus was that he no longer has his "sun bleached" blk hair..and boy does he look fabulous in the field now:)
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Originally Posted by mls;626104I
I simply disagree with keeping a poor horse locked up due to the vanity of the owner.
There's no need to be insulting. You're making assumptions here. Not everybody is able to keep their horses out 24/7. If I turned my gelding out in the daytime, he would only get a few hours of turnout a day because he can't go out with any other horses besides my mare. It's hot and buggy during the day and I'm sure they'd prefer to be inside anyway, where they have shade and a fan.
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post #24 of 26 Old 05-06-2010, 10:21 PM
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What's the use of changing/altering a horse's coat color? Coat health is the main concern.

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post #25 of 26 Old 05-07-2010, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by roro View Post
What's the use of changing/altering a horse's coat color? Coat health is the main concern.
Of course I want a healthy coat, and I am not looking to "change" his color, just keep him a nice black for the show ring.

btw his dapples are spreading....yay
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post #26 of 26 Old 05-09-2010, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by SarahHershey View Post
I use Nu-Image on my guy, hes a black and white overo, so we have a lot of black.

I use nu-image suppliment(it makes them grow out a new blacker shinyer coat, and shed the old dull, bleached one. I get TONS of compliments on his color and shinyness everyday.

Its an expensive suppliment, but it REALLY works, fast, and amazingly.

You can also look into getting a uv fly mask, sheet, and tail bags.

Good Luck, and another note, the shampoos/conditioners with color deposit (like aveda)will temporarly re-blacken the orange. So I would only do it the week going up to a show or something.
Ok so for everyone wondering, I went out to a barn I am training some youngsters for, and happened to notice what I thought was a 'new' horse that wasn't there last month. Well turns out I knew the horse, just didn't recognize him as he has been on Nu-Image for a month and is now jet black. I sound like some terrible midnight info-mercial but just thought I would let everyone who was interested know that it really works that quick!

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