I have a 2 year old arabian mare, with the thickest mane. She's all black, and I was wondering if I could braid her mane into small braids during the summer to help keep her cool.
She lives outside 24/7, but I heard that this could be dangerous? Is this true? How thick should the braids be? What kind of ties should I use? How long can I leave them in for?
A friend of mine told me that dark horses do better then light horses in the heat (the sun)...its a bit hard to believe (being that black holds more heat then white) is this also true?