I leave mine out, but then they are both middle aged so I tend to think they have lived through multiple storms without incident.
In the main scheme of things the chances of getting struck by lightening are quite slim and horses scared of loud noises like thunder could be easily injured in...
Definitely changed formula and nowhere near as good. It used to stay on really well and you could keep adding layers to it which you cannot do with the new stuff. I stopped using it and apply zinc as castor oil cream now or a nose mask.
This is mine, he did very well showing until an out of control horse collided with him in the ring. He got a terrible fright and was unable to gain his confidence back showing so sadly he is pretty much my trekking horse now which he loves. Never once did I feel we were penalised for his colour.
In my very late 20's I wasn't fortunate enough to have my own horse until then.
Rode at a riding school from the age of 6 and during my teenage years was fortunate to be allowed to ride ponies owned by a local dealer.
Following on from the other post, it seems that there are plenty around, just for fun lets see your dogs. I will start off with Wallace, he was a rescue 14 years ago, I have no idea of his breeding, some corgi and possibly pomeranian perhaps, but could be plenty of others he is quite unique...
I think you are underestimating the price it costs to breed a decent horse, from the stud fee to production. Something that is ready to go elementary will have had a good few hours training put into it.