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    01-30-2009, 01:10 PM
Paprika/Coat Enhancers

Okay I know there is several posts about this but I was wondering if anyone knew the effects of paprika on duns, buckskins and palominos and such? I see that it makes chestnuts, blacks and bays more darker, is that what it would do?

Anyone know what it does about dun factor?

Any info in the Gold as sun (I think that's what it is called)?

Thanks you guys
appreciate it!
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    01-30-2009, 01:16 PM
As far as I know dun factor is bred in to them ie: they are born with it. The only time i'd say it just shows up is when they shed out their winter coat and its more visable in the summer coat.

I use supercoat 17 from united vet, its a great suppliment and horses love the flavor.
    01-30-2009, 06:50 PM
Paprika is supposed to keep the color from fading in the sun. So what ever color your horse is when he sheds in the spring, the paprika will help keep him that color. I use it on my palomino and he stays golden all summer long even in the sun everyday and without a fly sheet.
    01-31-2009, 02:48 PM
Thanks I think I'm going to try it!
    01-31-2009, 04:04 PM
I use paprika as well. My palomino does get a bit deeper color when she's had it for a while. My bay mustang, to be honest, I don't see a change with him. I did see the most change on my Appy. His red popped out more & his coat became more "spotted" rather than speckled.

I also use corn oil & flax seed oil pills. I use 1 pill a day & pop it open in the feed and a "swirl" of the corn oil. I have noticed thier manes & tails growing...even the Appy! Ok, his tail still only goes to his knees, but his mane is almost a hand's width in length now!
    01-31-2009, 08:03 PM
I would like to try paprika, but I'm a little skeptical. Is it good for horses? Does it give them any nutrients or is it just purely for colour enhancement? How much do you feed per feeding? Thanks!
    02-01-2009, 09:32 PM
I heard you feed 1tsp - 1 heaping Tbsp depending on the horse. I'm not sure of the nutritional value of it.
    02-02-2009, 01:06 AM
Originally Posted by Jubilee Rose    
I would like to try paprika, but I'm a little skeptical. Is it good for horses? Does it give them any nutrients or is it just purely for colour enhancement? How much do you feed per feeding? Thanks!
I've been feeding paprika to my boy for months. I give him about a tablespoon per feed, and although I don't think there is any nutritional value, it's done him no harm and I buy the sweet stuff so he likes the taste. I posted before/after pics in another Paprika/Black as Knight thread.
    02-14-2009, 06:36 AM
I've heard good things about paprika, but I have no idea how much to give..?

I have a 15hh, 18yro, 450 kg, Taffy (Silver Dapple) Australian Stock Horse gelding in moderate - heavy work, if that helps
    02-14-2009, 03:42 PM
If you do show, maybe sure you stop giving the Paprika (not sure how soon before the show) as the horse will test positive for drugs.

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