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Re: [RC] Black is way hotter! - Truman Prevatt

Is that because he cooled better or was that because he was very efficient and didn't produce as much heat performing exercise as other horses. There are two sides of the equation - production of heat. It includes that coming from the exercise and external sources, e.g. sunlight. Then there is the dissipation side. I would expect the heat produced from exercise is greater than that from external sources. If you horse was more efficient - then his heat load would have been less than a white horse that was not as efficient.


EnduroGal wrote:

I competed in Houston, Texas for a number of years, and my dark bay gelding Baskhari always ran cooooool… his radiator never overheated, and his recoveries were great… even in the summertime.  Plus, the Kenyans are darker than I am, and they’re waaaaaaay superior marathon runners!  J




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I'm loving all the responses I'm getting, but maybe I should ask the more specific question on my mind: Is a black horse really that much worse off than a bay or a sorrel?

I know that light colors reflect heat. (Give me a LITTLE credit...) What I want to know is if the difference in heat buildup would be enough that, all other things being equal, you'd choose a bay horse over a black.


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RE: [RC] Black is way hotter!, EnduroGal