Originally Posted by myhorsesonador
well 1 haflingers are not palominos, they are flaxen chesnut/sorrel
2 a fly sheet would keep her from burning, or just turn her out at night.
Thanks, guess that was kind of a no brainer! :) And yeah, I'm just having keyboard troubles (Though you'd never guess with the way I ramble) so that's why I put those quotations around palomino.
Originally Posted by Ladytrails
I can't answer the question about sunburn, but I will offer a bit of advice about conformation. Trail riding can be very demanding unless your trails are flat and have great footing. Please consider looking at her conformation from the perspective of whether her feet, legs and back are suited for carrying weight up and down hills, over rocks and through creeks and ditches. I didn't know any better and my first trail horse had long sloping pasterns and she became unsound with one wrong turn .... bye bye trails. If the conformation fault is something that's mostly cosmetic, fine, but if it has to do with any part of the body that bears weight or helps keep her balanced, I'd make sure that the flaw was very minor. That injury cost me over $3000 to bring her to pasture soundness and she required special trims and shoes for the rest of her life to stay reasonably sound.
Thanks, I'm aware of all this but I do appreciate the input! I know by the way I say/type things I sound like a complete ditz.. I mean, I know horses -can- sunburn, I just meant what can I do about it aside from spending a fortune on sunscreens. Should've specified that!
But yeah, by bad conformation, I just mean a bit awkward. I'm waiting a few years before getting on her anyway, if I even keep her. Her full sister is gorgeous and looked the same way at 2, but ended up having very good conformation. The owner said I can ever swap them out if I want, it's all up to me.. Decisions, decisions!