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        05-23-2014, 11:36 AM
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    What can I put on my horse's tail to keep it from fading in the sun?
         
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        05-23-2014, 11:45 AM
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    What can I put on my horse's tail to keep it from fading in the sun?
    If you are with your horse every day, you can try a high level sunscreen. I have handled it by keeping a flysheet on the horse when they are turned out during the day. I then take a cotton tube sock, cut the foot open, run it over the dock of the tail and use a blanket pin and pin it to the fly sheet. It's usually the dock area that bleaches so badly. I can then braid the rest to keep the ends from bleaching and they still have a fly swatter, though one they learn to use carefully!

    I rarely have problems, these days. My barn keeps horses up during the day to keep the flies and sun off and turns them out all night. They have shade and fans to stand in front of, which they LOVE. This is our summer schedule that gets reversed during the winter.
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        05-23-2014, 12:04 PM
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    If you are with your horse every day, you can try a high level sunscreen. I have handled it by keeping a flysheet on the horse when they are turned out during the day. I then take a cotton tube sock, cut the foot open, run it over the dock of the tail and use a blanket pin and pin it to the fly sheet. It's usually the dock area that bleaches so badly. I can then braid the rest to keep the ends from bleaching and they still have a fly swatter, though one they learn to use carefully!

    I rarely have problems, these days. My barn keeps horses up during the day to keep the flies and sun off and turns them out all night. They have shade and fans to stand in front of, which they LOVE. This is our summer schedule that gets reversed during the winter.
    Sunscreen would work for the tail?
         
        05-23-2014, 01:58 PM
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    Sunscreen would work for the tail?
    It can help. The best way is to keep the sun off the hair. Some fly sheets have a good flap to help keep sun off. This and the sunscreen would really help, I think.

         
        05-23-2014, 03:04 PM
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    Green Broke
    Is staying inside an option? XD

    I love that fly sheet, Allison :O I think Gator needs one... xD
         
        05-23-2014, 03:10 PM
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    Yearling
    The only fool proof way is to keep them in during the day, that is why my dark colored gelding is on night turn out. Fly sheets with UV protection can help, and many now have extra long tail flaps, I know my Rambo one does.
         
        05-26-2014, 03:34 PM
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    Foal
    If you have a black tail its very simple to just go buy a $3 box of black hair dye and do it :) just make sure you condition after
         
        05-27-2014, 05:46 PM
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    Green Broke
    Sunscreen, and you can buy hair color that washes out in like ten washes. Its not a permanant color I don't remember the name of it. But it says on the bottle washes out in x amt of washes. It has not got the harsher chemicals in it.
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