Sorry folks, no pictures at the moment. I was looking at Takala closely today, and she does have a stripe perpendicular to her dorsal on both sides of her shoulders. Her hair is just so long that I haven't been able to tell.
Who knows what else we'll find when she sheds! I might try to get pictures of her later in the day, but we will have to see how things go.
A side note, Takala will be leaving this week to go to another farm to be weaned. I understand some may think fourth months is too early, but at this point it is in her best interest that she be somewhere safe, and that she can be handled every day. I know everyone wishes that we could keep the foals out on pasture with their mothers until they weaned naturally, and if it were possible I would keep Takala on her mother and the rest of our herd, but we are in a crunch to make pasture that is sturdy and safe. Please no hateful words, as Takala will certainly be taken care of, and is already independent and has been away from her mom.
The facility she will be taken to is not but a few miles down the road, and has many stalls and outdoor runs. She will be fed grain 2x daily, and turned out with an easy-going baby sitter Appaloosa gelding and will also share a fence line with a few other horses. She should be there for about two months, and by the end we should have our pasture (which will be around 10 acres more than what they have now,) should be constructed. The people there are good friends and experienced breeders. And I of course will visit as often as I can and snap pictures frequently.
With the pastures we have now, I do a lot of moving the horses around, and with Takala being more independent now, she isn't as apt to follow her mother, which makes leading a bit of a chore when mom is around. When I have her away from her mother she leads like a puppy dog, but when mom is around she is a stinker. When she comes back, like I said, she will be running with our herd in a much larger area. The herd consists of 2 geldings, and 4 mares, and only one of which - the leader, an Appy gelding - is particularly overbearing. Tenakee might be removed from the herd prior to Takala coming back so we don't accidentally un-wean ourselves. Tenakee will likely be put out with Scarlet, who before that will be back from the trainer.