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Re: [RC] Black is way hotter! - Barbara McCrary

Awwww, Truman, some of our very best horses have been greys.  No kidding.
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Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Black is way hotter!

Absolutely not. All other things being equal a dark horse will have to deal with a higher heat load. However, it is very seldom that all other things are equal. Personally, I would not have a gray horse.


EnduroGal wrote:

What-evah?  I?m just sayin? that, in my experience, you don?t want to pass up a chance to buy a nice dark-colored horse simply because you think a gray coat will help to dissipate heat better!  ?And by the way, I now have a second dark bay, and he appears to do as well in the heat as the first one did! J


P.S. ? You?re definitely the most consistent responder out there? you must be working on your thesis in ?Endurance Horse Studies.?  ;-))


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