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post #1 of 9 Old 06-23-2010, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Summer sun bleaching :(

Roxy's beautiful black is fading to a reddish-brown in the summer sun. But it's only where her saddle goes?? I almost always spray her down after working; she gets pretty sweaty....anything I can do about it? Fly sheets? ...
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post #2 of 9 Old 06-23-2010, 03:53 PM
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Maybe you need a saddle pad that absorbs sweat a little better so that it isn't soaking the hair? I am not sure.

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It could be from her grazing and her back being more exposed to direct sunlight then her neck. I've seen this happen before.

My friend had a gelding who had a bad leg injury and he was in stall rest. They set up a little stall outside so he can get fresh air and eat a bit around that area. After a couple of weeks my friend started to notice he was bleaching only on his left side because he only stood with the sun to his left lol!
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post #4 of 9 Old 06-23-2010, 07:58 PM
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No clue. I am having the same issue-just where the saddle goes.....and I had been trying the Omega horseshine with the flax seed that is supposed to help-uh-no. :)
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-23-2010, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Grr...so weird. Well, I'll try smrobs suggestion and swap out saddle pads. Thanks!
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-24-2010, 08:39 AM
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It's because even though you rinse her, there is still sweat residue in the hair. When I worked at stable we had a black school pony who would have a brown square on his back all summer long from the saddle pad.

If you really don't want her to lighten I suggest a fly sheet or keeping her inside during the day and turning her out at night. Or, coat supplements are available - but I honestly don't know how well they work: Coat Enhancers

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-25-2010, 11:08 AM
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You have to make sure you're getting all the sweat off when you hose her off. Salt fades coats as much as the sun does. Fly sheets and keeping her inside during the day won't help because it's obviously not the sun that's fading her since the rest of her body is still black. Supplements won't help because they work from the inside - and the salt is fading her from the outside.

Let me guess - she has reddish brown behind her ears as well?
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Let me guess - she has reddish brown behind her ears as well?
LOL, yup. ;D
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-25-2010, 11:26 AM
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LOL, yup. ;D
Haha... I went through the same thing. You have to pull the top of her halter back and spray behind her ears until all the sweat is gone : ]
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