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post #1 of 6 Old 09-17-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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My horse is sunbleached?

I have a 4 year old TWH Gelding, his color is jet black, but he is so sun bleached that his color has became closer to a dark bay. What can I do to get his beautiful black coloring back? The only marking he has on his whole body is a very small white star.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-17-2012, 09:45 PM
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Wait until he sheds and grows a new coat then keep him out of the sun.

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Wait until he sheds and grows a new coat then keep him out of the sun.

We'd love to see pics!

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Thanks so much! I plan to have before and after pictures. (even if it takes a while to get the after shot.)
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I've heard Paprika prevents bleaching, they also make other supplements at smart pak for black horses. You could try a UV protection fly sheet. I also think some fly sprays have sun block too. And yes, pics please!
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I've heard Paprika prevents bleaching, they also make other supplements at smart pak for black horses. You could try a UV protection fly sheet. I also think some fly sprays have sun block too. And yes, pics please!
That's great to know because I am just about to buy fly spray! Thanks for the tips!
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I always keep a light cotton sheet on my horses through the high UV days in summer to prevent bleaching. This has the added benefit of keeping a dark horse cool, as the sun bounce off the white sheet instead of being absorbed by a dark coat.

Be careful with supplements - many of them are swabbable if you want to compete.
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