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post #11 of 19 Old 05-12-2010, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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[QUOTE=eventerdrew;631656]I agree. Looks like her hair just lays like that. It can happen when they press up against something in a pattern like that.[/QUOTE]


Hmm...that is what I am trying to say though.....it is there ALL the time,wet or dry,inside or outside,just ridden or not, it has been like that for almost a month now without change...ever since she was about done shedding.

I haven't seen a horses lay in stripes like that ever before,but I suppose it could be possible..hmm...i will keep trying to find more info or pics I suppose...

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post #12 of 19 Old 05-12-2010, 07:48 PM
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Those lines happen on my horse when she lays down in the pasture... like on grass or hay. Could that be a possibility? The lines can last for quite a while.

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Here is a pic of Wildey - See how the hair on his neck almost curls back the other way? But still has some spots where is lays properly? He has this all the time on his neck, except when his coat is super short in summer. It gets worse when he sweats.
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I don't think that is brindling at all. With the brindle you will see a more jagged edge. That almost appears to be straight lines or stripes. Her hair probably just grows in weird in those spots. But definitely wouldn't call that brindle.

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Good picture, WS - you can see the same kind of marks as the OP's pictures on the lower neck area.


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Doesn't look like brindle to me. Brindle is a difference of COLOR, and you just mention texture. But it does look pretty neat :)
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Your horse isn't a brindle, it's just the way her coat lays.

Brindle horses are born that way; it's not something they grow into.

My Great Dane is a brindle and was born with the coat color. It's the same for brindle horses:





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It doesn't look like brindling to me, looks like fur grown from neck creases.

But if you really think it's brindling, you can find out for sure by having her double DNA typed. Since brindle is generally associated with chimerism, Have a test done on several places on her skin, (including non matching color spots) and also on her blood. If the DNA profiles don't match, it means she's brindle. And it means she's also chimeric.


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after seeing those pics..i don't think it is brindling :) I guess she just has weird markings.

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