I recently bought a little paint filly who came to me wormy, skinny, and terribly sun burned. Most of her face is white...well...pink now from the sun burning. I couldn't find a fly mask with the muzzle part in her size locally, so I've ordered one offline and am waiting for it.
Long story short, she really needs the chance at pasture grazing, but I am wondering if it is in her best interest to just stall her up during the daylight hours instead of exposing her further.
What do you do to keep your pink skinned horses happy in the sun? I've been applying sunscreen to her face and trying to keep her out of the sunny parts of my pasture. Is one sunscreen better than another? Do the sun shaded masks seem to be sufficient in keeping them from being burned, or should I also worry about full body burning? Her back is dark.
Thanks for any advice!!