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post #11 of 15 Old 09-10-2015, 10:42 PM
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My lesson horse is a very loud sorrel paint with a pink nose, and will burn very easily. As others have said, a long fly mask and some sunscreen daily will prevent burning. That patricular mare really hates sunscreen/diaper rash cream but seems to enjoy the sunscreen sticks - much less messy to apply too :)
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post #12 of 15 Old 09-10-2015, 10:43 PM
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My lease horse is prone to sunburn on her nose. I just use baby sunscreen on her (yup, the kind for human babies). She looks funny with her sunscreen-white nose, but it really works. :) I wouldn't worry about a small area that is prone to sunburn, since, like others have said, it's pretty easy to prevent and care for.

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post #13 of 15 Old 09-11-2015, 06:17 PM
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If sunburn is the worst thing you have to deal with, you're in great shape!

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post #14 of 15 Old 09-11-2015, 08:31 PM
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I have a whole barn full of white faced, pink nosed horses who burn like crazy. I buy 50 spf sunblock and slather it on every morning before they get turned out. No big deal.
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post #15 of 15 Old 09-20-2015, 03:03 PM
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Sunburns are pretty common for horses with white noses. You'll probably want to invest in a padded halter to make sure the horses isn't irritated by it.

Just use sunscreen and clean it regularly
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