Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
We were just talking about something like this, last weekend. Whether or not darker colored horses get hotter in the sun.
If we wear a dark colored shirt, we feel hotter. However, if we have dark colored hair, it will feel warm to the touch but it doesn't make your head feel hotter.
Is that because the hair allows air to flow through it and a shirt doesn't? Or is it because our head is used to the sun on out hair but our bodies aren't?
A dark colored horse may feel warm to our touch but are they any warmer than a light colored horse?
If your horse has a shelter or shade but doesn't use it, it should be fine, as long as there is plenty of water to drink.
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