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    02-20-2013, 08:08 AM
Coat pros and cons

Just wondering, what are the benefits of a white coat vs. a black one in summer? Would a black horse get significantly hotter?
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    02-22-2013, 02:20 AM
A black horse may get sun bleached.
    02-22-2013, 04:08 AM
I've always wondered about that!

All I know is that summer is horrible for horses with large white markings on their faces, what with the sunburn.
    02-22-2013, 09:09 AM
I have a black and white pinto and his black spots will feel hot and his white spots will feel cooler in the summer. That's not science, but that is what I have observed =]
    02-22-2013, 09:15 AM
Yes, black critters get hotter. Black Angus are more popular than the less known Red Angus, but Reds are far less likely to overheat. Se breed, different color.
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