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Do you or someone you know have a horse that “only dapples in the summer?” You’ve heard this line before. While we’re all under the conception that horse’s dappled coat is more prominent in the summer, it’s important to take note of one thing: nutrition! Beautiful dapples are largely related to proper nutrition— not just warmer weather or a shedding coat!

In fact, you can feed a horse for dapples! Here are five factors from the Kentucky Equine Research to take into account:

  1. Forage
  2. Insects insects
  3. Provide fats
  4. Blanket
  5. Well balanced diet
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Read the details on these factors here!

Horse owners with dappled horses want their equine companion’s unique coat to last longer than the summer season. Find out how you can promote healthy dapples through research!

So many articles harp on the importance of protein, amino acids, fats, minerals and vitamins in your horses diet too! Proper nutrition is essential to promote hair and hoof health.

“A dappled coat has long been a sign of optimum equine health and good nutrition, but the reality behind dappling is more complicated. Our equine nutritionist offers advice on bringing out the bloom in your horse’s coat.

Quote by thehorse.com

The Horse has been a well respected guide to equine care for quite some time now, read their take on a dappled coat and nutrition here!

Start busting those “summer dupples” only myths and help promote your horse’s to last all year through nutrition!