Recognizing the Signs of Sunburn in Your Horse

The Last Ride provides important information regarding recognizing Signs of Sunburn in Your Horse

Many people fail to realize it, but it is possible for a horse to become sunburned under the hot Arizona sun. Just as with humans, lighter skin tones are more susceptible to burning than darker skin tones. For horses, the non-pigmented pink-skinned areas are typically the most at risk for burning. This includes the area around the eyes as well as on the muzzle of pale or white-faced horses. Certain breeds are also more susceptible to sunburn. These include:

  • Paints
  • Pintos
  • Appaloosas
  • Many Cremellos and other horses with pale coat colors

Read More