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post #1 of 43 Old 10-12-2012, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Paprika for horse coat color enhancement?

I've heard that giving a sorrel horse paprika makes their coats even redder, and it is supposed to make black horses look blacker--kind of deepens coat colors, I guess. Does it make a noticeable difference? Have any of you used it or heard of it? If so, how much would you give a horse? I'm very curious about this as I would love to try it on my mare.

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post #2 of 43 Old 10-12-2012, 09:50 PM
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Yes I've used it and it definitely made a difference to my mares bright Bay coat. It is a swabbable substance though so if you are competing then you can't feed it.

No-one seems to be able to advise what the withholding period is. I used it for a few months towards the end of winter when her coat was developing for the summer
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Yes Paprika can enhance a horses color.
It contains Capsaicin that is testable drug in competitions. Capsaicin Causes Trouble for Olympic Horses | EQUINE Ink
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That's pretty interesting about it being illegal in competitions. I guess I don't show so it wouldn't matter, but that's good to know. I can see how consuming capsaicin could make a horse a little hot, but didn't realize that would work topically. Anyway, I'm just interested in making my horse's beautiful red coat even redder! If nobody else here has tried it, I might do a "before and after" next year and see if you can tell the difference!
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Horsecrazyteen - the capsacin in the paprika makes the skin more sensitive hence the reason it is not allowed for competition.

Feed 1 tablespoon daily and you will notice a difference. If you cover the horse too the sun doesn't fade the coat
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Huh. Interesting. I heard mayonnaise works too.

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Huh. Interesting. I heard mayonnaise works too.
Really??? That's definitely interesting. Does is redden the coat, or keep it from bleaching out? And do you feed it to them or..umm...slather it on? Seems to me it would take an awful lot of mayo. LOL

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Yes....this is my mare when she was on paprika this summer...


And this is her after being off of the Paprika, I ran out and forgot to order more. She was off for about 3 weeks.......



JJ on the Paprika....


JJ when I ran out of paprika same time frame as Polly.....



So yes in my experience it works.....
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Good examples you can really notice the differences
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post #10 of 43 Old 10-23-2012, 12:05 AM
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Serious difference - off to buy Paprika again.

How much were you feeding them each day
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