Sun Burn?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Sun Burn?

This is a discussion on Sun Burn? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Sun burn neck horse
  • Foal sun burn on neck

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-19-2011, 10:36 PM
  #1
Foal
Question Sun Burn?

My horse's face is half white, and has a white nose, and that whole side of his neck is white too. I live in Kansas, and it gets pretty sunny up here. He has 2 blue eyes as well, and I was needing to know if I need to get him a flymask, or how it is I can prevent a sunburn from happening.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-19-2011, 11:14 PM
  #2
Foal
I would recommend getting a flymask. If his nose is getting sunburnt, you can put sunscreen on it before you turn him out. A flymask and sunburn worked wonders for my pink-skinned horse here in Florida.
     
    02-19-2011, 11:16 PM
  #3
Foal
*sunscreen
My mind works faster than my fingers.
     
    02-19-2011, 11:37 PM
  #4
CCH
Weanling
Definitely purchase a flymask and consider sunscreen. The neck probably won't need sunscreen unless she is very thin coated and you can see the skin through the hair. However, when I show my extreme white paint (see avatar) outside and he is going to sweat, the sweat makes his skin vulnerable to the sun and I use a spray on sunscreen.
My white-nosed horses get slathered with sunscreen before they go out if the UV index is going to be anything higher than 2. The one I like best is Hawaiian Tropic Sport 60+ It seems to absorb and dry the best, cheaper brands don't seem to stay on as well or last as long. You can look into the long-nosed flymasks as well. I bought the kensington "bug eye" with optional nose piece. Seems like a great idea, but I found that the eyes are constantly being popped in :( The only long nosed one I like so far is the cashel brand, but it definitely doesn't fit as well as the farnam supermasks do.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Movement and Talent to Burn!! JackofDiamonds Horses for Sale 2 03-10-2011 09:06 PM
How many calories do you burn? Arksly Dressage 10 03-26-2010 12:42 AM
Rope Burn on newborn filly. dixiegirl Horse Health 5 06-14-2009 03:02 PM
Can liniment gel burn the skin of a sensitive horse? eventer89 Horse Talk 12 04-23-2009 04:44 PM
Moldy Hay - compost or burn? Cat Horse Health 9 01-08-2009 09:35 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0