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post #1 of 11 Old 12-27-2012, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Tips on Keeping my Black mare Black.

I would like some tips on keeping my mare black. I will be blanketing her at times, but that will not keep her black.

Also, I will be bathing her with shampoo specifically for black horses and trimming the brown out of her mane and tail.

Anything else I could do? Here are some pics:



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post #2 of 11 Old 12-27-2012, 09:59 PM
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-27-2012, 10:27 PM
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The only thing I can think that will work is putting her in during the day and out at night . A few times blanketing isn't going to stop the fading in the sunlight. I have a black horse and in the summer time he is just a black horse with highlights !
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-27-2012, 10:36 PM
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post #5 of 11 Old 12-28-2012, 02:10 AM
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Don't trim the brown out! By the time you get rid of it all she won't have any tail left!
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-28-2012, 09:09 AM
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I have dyed my guys mane and tail to cover the sunburn, but it really dries it out. I would suggest the in during the day out at night too during the summer. But, no matter what, some will fade a bit.

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post #7 of 11 Old 12-28-2012, 10:02 AM
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i have found nothing that works to keep my black horse black. she lives outside 24/7, wears a fly sheet in summer and blankets in winter, used to give her paprika- she hated it and i saw no change. i use shampoo for black horses.

finally i decided i dont care lol
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post #8 of 11 Old 12-28-2012, 11:05 AM
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OUr black twh gets bleached out bad. We started giving ground flax in july of this year and within 6 weeks he black as night. Now I had to trim the sunfaded parts off his mane and tail but his coat looked fantastic.
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-28-2012, 12:13 PM
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I learned sweat is your enemy when trying to keep your black horses black. Wherever they sweat they tend to bleach out quicker so take the time to rinse it off. Both my black but not really black horses are outside and do wear blankets.

After having her, I now have Zena who is the identical color even down to the rabicano roaning. In the beginning I didn't really worry too much about the sweat but when she began bleaching I took the time to rinse her off after riding her and now she stays very black.

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post #10 of 11 Old 12-28-2012, 10:56 PM
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go to the ethnic section of hair care products at walmart and get black dye. nothing else is a quicker fix than that
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