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Date Posted: 06:27:47 08/06/10 Fri
Author: Megan
Subject: Blackness
In reply to: Kelsey 's message, "Blackness" on 17:43:36 08/04/10 Wed

Thank you for your response Kelsey. :)

The thing is he was jet JET black almost blue-black when we 1st got him at 1 year old. That 1st summer we had him (he came to us in June) he bleached out very badly, mostly on his barrel but his legs would stay really black. We have since moved to a new barn where he gets turned out either in the morning or I turn him out in the evenings. By then the sun has gone down over the hill and everything is shaded, PLUS I put a fly sheet on him also. Not just because of the sun, but because the bugs there are pretty bad as well. So it's not like he's turned out all day in direct sunlight or anything. But you would never know that by the brown coat on most of his body.

The thing I wonder the most about is why does his winter coat shed out to the brown color he was the previous summer??? Shouldn't he shed out to a nice black coat? His winter coat is more black in color, but when he sheds it in the spring he is back to brown. This baffles me. So even if he didn't go outside at all, he would still be brown. This is why I thought body clipping would help. Maybe he just needs to get rid of everything that has bleached?? I don't know. He's never been body clipped, so I don't know if this would help. He may even turn lighter. Who knows. What are your thoughts on that?


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