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    07-22-2013, 11:18 AM
Coat Darkening Supplements

Hi guys! Glad to be back - things have been hectic but good, and hope all is well with everyone here!

I've got a question. My one horse is a black bay and this summer he is bleaching and his coat doesn't look so great. It's super shiny so I know it's not nutritional, however he's bleaching mostly in his midsection. His nose is black still and so is his mane/tail, so I think it has more to do with sensitivity (his skin gets irritated when he sweats too much, he's super sensitive, etc.) and was thinking about a coat darkening supplement.

I've heard about (and used) black as knight and it worked okay but was super expensive. I've also heard paprika has copper in naturally which helps darken coats and prevent fading and what not. What do you guys use and what do you recommend? Thanks!
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    07-22-2013, 11:48 AM
Deja vue...we just had this thread :). If you are not competing in recognized shows, SmartPak SmartDark and Handsome did wonders for my Dark Bay. Paprika can contain trace amounts of Capsacin which is illegal in recognized competition and is in just about every coat darkener formulation out there.
    07-22-2013, 11:50 AM
Here is the thread we just had..or are having....:)

darkening a bay's coat?
    07-22-2013, 03:36 PM
Lol thanks! I looked and didn't see it so I (obviously) must have looked right past it!!! I don't do rated shows so just looking for something that will help his coat color and density, as his overall coat quality is great (shiny and rich if that makes sense)!

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