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        12-09-2012, 02:37 AM
      #41
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by HorseCrazyTeen    
    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.
    Kelp works MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH better!!!! Kelp is a great all around supplement that supports everything from coat health to reproductive health and more. And it isn't illegal in competitions!!!!!!!!!! I use kelp on my palomino mare. She turns gold in the summer like she should-even when out in the sun. Give him 2 ounces. You could probably do 3 and then move to 2 when you see a difference. Too much though can cause "Bend Or spots" supposedly... My mare has a few but it is common in palominos-I also give her 4 ounces because I'm trying to get her even more gold. The spots don't bother me so it doesn't matter. Paprika is stupid to use because you have to start and stop all the time before shows. Don't take the risk. Please! And I have noticed horses like kelp better too...
         
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        12-09-2012, 03:30 AM
      #42
    Weanling
    Be careful - you can overdo many vitanins and minerals if you over feed kelp
         
        12-09-2012, 11:30 PM
      #43
    Weanling
    Subbing. Thinking of trying this on my bay paint to see what happens... I've always been fonder of the darker bay color.
         

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