Join Date: May 2010
Location: In a small town in CT
I have a black Quarter horse gelding and I am planning to show him a lot this year. I do not clip him because his coat is wonderful and I don't want his new coat to be dull. In shedding season his coat comes in black but after a week or so he beaches out! He seems to only bleach out on his barrel. Even in the winter he is black everywhere but his barrel and it looks horrible!
I heard paprika helps and I will use that. I am not into the supplements and my vet is not either she talked me out of using black as night since reports said it caused internal problems in some horses and I do not want to take the chance. I want to put a UV ray flysheet on him but I don't want him to sweat or get overheated but that will have to be the only solution since he is on 100% turnout.
Any tips that are natural? And when should I start feeding the paprika?