Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Jordan MI USA
• Horses: 0
Brian is my beginner lesson horse. I got him two years ago as a starved and sick rescue. He was in pretty bad shape when I got him, but put weight on well and recovered well after the parasites were gone and the proper amount of feed was introduced. His previous owner said he was an appaloosa. At the time I didn't believe her cause he was solid colored, and she also said she took good care of him which was obviously not the case.
I know comformationally he's got a lot of flaws, but he is golden with kids.
So the last two years when he shed out he has started to get random spots and roaning. This year he has more than last year. I also am unsure of his color. He seems to have a dorsal stripe but seems too dark to be a dun. Maybe he is just a pale chestnut with counter shading. His mane and tail are dark brown with red and tan highlights. He has dark spots on his butt and shoulder that are about two inches wide. I always try to brush them off when I'm grooming, but they are permanent.
Is he going to continue to roan and and spot as he ages?
What do you think the dark spots are on his butt and shoulder?
What color do you think he is?
The last picture is how poor Brian looked the day we got him.