My Pally is a gorgeous dark gold with the bleached mane and tail and I've now had him for almost 6 months. I've got lots of people telling me what I should and shouldn't feed and it's getting a bit confusing. He is currently on a white grain diet with Lucerne hay as well as Weanling and Yearling Supplements (he's not long turned 2) as well as Rosehip and a Kohnke's Own product called Palomino Gold.
I've been told that Lucerne especially if fed too much can cause their coat to darken to a black or dappled black and that the rosehip will darken his coat too much. I've been feeding rosehip for years and have found it's anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties to be wonderful in assisting with healing after an injury and would prefer to keep him on lucerne hay as he heats up on oaten and the lucerne has all those extra vitamins and minerals that he needs at his age.
Any assistance anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated.