Jump to content




Photo

keep black horses coat black after clipping


12 replies to this topic

#1 ponyluva97

ponyluva97

    Addiction Free

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 71 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Australia
  • Interests:Miniature horse showing

Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:10 PM

hi,

 

just wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks to keeping a black horses coat black after they are clipped, but without dying them. also, how would you go about dying their mane without it going everywhere?

 

thanks :yes



♥ ♥Check out the latest Lil Beginnings Featured Sale Board Ads HERE!

#2 disneyhorse

disneyhorse

    I'm a goner

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,572 posts

Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

Dye, then clip. That way you clip off any boo boos.
Clip early if you need the color to grow back in. Time of year also affects how black a black is or how golden a palomino. Shorter summer coat has more color in the shaft by the skin than long winter hair.

#3 ponyluva97

ponyluva97

    Addiction Free

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 71 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Australia
  • Interests:Miniature horse showing

Posted 09 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

thanks for that :)



#4 Riverrose28

Riverrose28

    Someone just shoot me!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,662 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Southern Maryland
  • Interests:minis of course, bulldogs, sewing, reading, baking, grand kids

Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

When I'm getting ready to show my black horses, I bring them into the barn or indoor, I clip them, dye their mane and tail, and exercise them in the indoor in a round pen till the show. The sun will beach out their coats, unless they of course a true non-fadng black.



River Rose Farm Miniature Horses
www.riverroseminiatures.com
Home of Lucky Four Sugar Boys sundowner, AMHA Regional Reserve Champion Senior Stallion, AMHR Champion Senior STallion, and Champion or Champions "A" division, and his get River Rose Twinkling Sundown, multi Champion Jr. & Sr. Mare in halter and liberty.
Theresa Cameron "Terry"

#5 rabbitsfizz

rabbitsfizz

    I just can't help myself :-)

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,904 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:England
  • Interests:I have had horses most of my life, and I have been breeding Miniature Horses for just over thirty five years. I have a specific interest in colour and pattern genetics.

Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

It is not acceptable to dye anything other than the mane and tail, and then only back to the original colour- ie no turning a grey mane and tail black!!!

If you can be patient the colour will come back, as the year progresses.


Jane

DUMP THE CHECKREIN!!!!!

All good things come in small packages.......including horses!
Proudly breeding British Miniature Horses since 1978.
http://www.shadowplayminihorses.co.uk/

#6 Al B

Al B

    I gotta get a life...

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,922 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cypress, Texas

Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:01 PM

Put a sprinkle of Paprika on their feed.


Susan & Al Bulgawicz
Willow Crest Farm
Cypress, Texas

www.willowcrest.com


#7 ponyluva97

ponyluva97

    Addiction Free

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 71 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Australia
  • Interests:Miniature horse showing

Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:29 PM

thanks for the tips! i don't really want to dye him, because it becomes to expensive and it is a hastle to do it. The hard thing is, where i live most people dye their black horses coats so they are really dark. His mane now has brown tips because he is a baby but i was planning on dying his mane and tail just to even it out whilst it was growing out. How long do you think it would take to grow back out to black after clipping, i just got him a few days ago and i have clipped his head and neck and it is like a darkish grey with black points around his eyes and muzzle.



#8 Riverrose28

Riverrose28

    Someone just shoot me!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,662 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Southern Maryland
  • Interests:minis of course, bulldogs, sewing, reading, baking, grand kids

Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

Here in the states we are not allowed to dye their coats, but are allowed to so call highlight the mane and tails. so many of us when getting ready to show will pull our horses in and color their mane and tails. dark horses can be turned out at night after the sun goes down, then brought back in to stop the sun bleaching.



River Rose Farm Miniature Horses
www.riverroseminiatures.com
Home of Lucky Four Sugar Boys sundowner, AMHA Regional Reserve Champion Senior Stallion, AMHR Champion Senior STallion, and Champion or Champions "A" division, and his get River Rose Twinkling Sundown, multi Champion Jr. & Sr. Mare in halter and liberty.
Theresa Cameron "Terry"

#9 ponyluva97

ponyluva97

    Addiction Free

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 71 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Australia
  • Interests:Miniature horse showing

Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

thanks for that :) i might try that next time i clip him, let him out of a night but keep him in of a day. would it work the same if i just put a day rug on him, so the sun is not directly on him?



#10 wildoak

wildoak

    I'm a goner

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,645 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Texas

Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

Nope, they really need to stay in out of the sun to keep from bleaching. :)  My show horses are in days during the summer and turned out at night.  My black horse is also on Black As Knight (contains paprika as Al mentioned).  Black oil sunflower seeds help with gloss and color depth too.

FYI, if you plan to show him some of the ingredients like paprika will test, he would need to be taken off a bit before showing.

Jan


Edited by wildoak, 10 April 2013 - 10:39 PM.

Wild Oak Farm in the heart of Texas
Home of National Champion sires Marks Duffys Affirmed Royalty, Freedom Hill Farms Painted Echo, AMHA/AMHR stallions, Establo Maximo, National Champion stallion, AMHR/ASPC (co-owned with Make A Wish Miniatures & Jackie Dahl/Supreme Equine Design, and Salado Creek Impressive Indy, 2012 AMHR 3 time National Champion Western Country Pleasure horse!
wildoakfarm.com




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users