Originally Posted by howrsegirl123
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.