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HarleyWood 10-26-2011 09:48 PM

other pink skinned hrose owners?
so i have a beautiful black overo paint gelding one blue and one partial blue eyes, black mane and tail, apron face. hes 4 years old standing 16.2hh still growing. and i noticed this summer he burnt a lot and so we kept fly masks on but the other paint i have LOVES fighting with him the other is 14.3hhish and 3 year old its funny to watch. so i was wondering what to do with this guy and what to buy him? i was thinking fly sheet with a lycra hood plus a fly mask, during summer and swap the fly sheet for a winter blanket during the winter on sunny days rainy days hed have nothing on adn bad days they would be kept in.

what do you do with your horses? what do you put on them? any advice for me?

also if i send him to a trainer and he needs a fly mask and stuff could i tell/ask to put it on when hes outside? or what to do there?

BTW here he is!!!

BlackCricket 10-27-2011 10:41 AM

my current mostly pink skinned mare doesn't have too much pink skin in the "lighter hair" areas--nose and her teats are the only parts...around her eyes and ears is black. Sometimes when I roach her mane down, I run a bit of sunscreen down her crest where the mane comes out because I cut it short and you can see the pink skin pretty well. But I did have a gold champagne gelding, and he had pink skin all over, and until he really got the freckles coming in, he did burn fairly easy (both my current mare and my former gelding had a habit of laying flat out in the middle of the day in the full sun to nap). A bit of sunscreen on the more exposed areas did the trick. I used a childrens waterproof SPF 45. I also use it in the winter on my mare on her udders--the sun reflecting off the snow sometimes burns her down there (nothing like a sunburn in the winter! haha).

fly masks are a good idea to use too, and you can even buy the ones with the extended nose flaps to help keep sun off the nose. Flysheets, while I've never used one, seem to work for some people too. My critters are always chomping and chewing on each other, so I don't use them--but I have seen them for super reasonable prices.

crimson88 10-27-2011 12:01 PM

Regular, oil free, unscented sunscreen to prevent sunburn on the pink skinned areas.

csimkunas6 10-27-2011 09:46 PM


Originally Posted by crimson88 (Post 1213486)
Regular, oil free, unscented sunscreen to prevent sunburn on the pink skinned areas.

Thats what I use :D Ive tried the fly masks before, but I personally have found that they are more of a hassle than the sunblock, but thats just me.

HarleyWood 10-27-2011 10:15 PM

he has pink skin around him eyes and if his eyes arent protected they could get cancer in them.... and sunscreen doesnt work that well i have school..

NdAppy 10-27-2011 10:17 PM

Harley - you have asked this same question multiple times around the forum. The answers haven't really varied... What exactly are you looking for by asking so many times?

HarleyWood 10-27-2011 10:46 PM

i just seeing how other people deal with pink skinned horses.

Poseidon 10-27-2011 11:18 PM

Many people do and they deal with tge problems exactly the same as the responses have said. My mare has a pink skinned nose so she gets sunscreen on it.

NdAppy 10-28-2011 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by HarleyWood (Post 1214258)
i just seeing how other people deal with pink skinned horses.

And haven't the answers you have been receiving fundamentally the same?

samantha6198 11-03-2011 02:55 AM

OP, get this's like magic in a little plastic tub!

Home Page equine sunblock animal sunblock

It comes with a little sponge to apply it, and I have found on my horse that one good application lasts 4-5 days on my geldings pink nose! One of the tubs lasts me all spring and really is great stuff.

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