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[RC] Black IS way hotter - Lynn White

Geese!  I'm  sure black/dark colored horses adapt to the heat absorbing 
qualities of their coat.  They'd have to or they would have problems. I would 
wager however that if an  unconditioned grey and an unconditioned black horse 
were raced 25 miles on a sunny hot day the one that would be stressed more 
would be the black colored one. 

Physics is physics.  What would YOU choose to wear if you were going for a 
10-hour ride in in the sun on a 100+ day? If you choose black I'd recommend 
conditioning yourself in black first.

Myself, I told everyone that I'd never in a million years own a blue-eyed 
horse.  Now I have one grazing in my pasture.  I have to put make-up around his 
eyes for glare and he has to wear a bonnet 24/7 in the summer so his skin 
doesn't burn.  I don't know if he will be an endurance horse or not, but he 
does have a great mind and is willing and brave.  We and our horses deal with 
the hand that is dealt to us and make things work out dispite the challenges.




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