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brodieluver26 11-11-2010 07:14 PM

Staying Black?
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 dont 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 dont 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?

PintoTess 11-11-2010 09:16 PM

hmmm never heard of feeind paprika? You mean like pepper? Yuek! my horse would spit it out :D Hmmmmmm, the only thing i can think of is a light canva rug that wont get too hot and wont make him sweat.
sorry thats all i can think of at the moment but i will let you know if i think of anything ellse :D

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