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  • Why do they call horses with white faces medecine hats
  • Why was Medicine Hat paints called war bonned

 
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    04-15-2010, 09:23 AM
  #1
Green Broke
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Okay, I am confused. I thought that a medicine hat was a paint that just had color on his ears and the top of his head, like a hat, and nowhere else, or very minimally elsewhere. But lately I have been seeing people calling their horse a medicine hat if it has color on its ears and it a lot of color elsewhere, or if it has a bald face. So what exactly is a medicine hat?

I thought this picture is what a medicine hat is suppose to look like (sacred indian -drool-)
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    04-15-2010, 10:16 AM
  #2
Showing
People call things whatever they feel like calling them but you are right for the most part. I believe the horse can have color on his body but his head and neck needs to be white with color on his poll and ears.
     
    04-15-2010, 10:55 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Kind of like the people who call their bay paint tri-colored?
     
    04-15-2010, 11:27 AM
  #4
Green Broke
There was a lady at our stable that was really really in to medicine hats and kept trying to breed one. She said normally they are Tobiano and mostly white with little coloring except on the flanks and chest, usually have blue eyes and a missing vertebra.

We all also thought she was a little cuckoo upstairs too, if you know what I mean.
     
    04-15-2010, 11:30 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Medicene hats have color on the ears, and a "sheild" on it's chest. Some color can be on the body too
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    04-15-2010, 01:05 PM
  #6
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
There was a lady at our stable that was really really in to medicine hats and kept trying to breed one. She said normally they are Tobiano and mostly white with little coloring except on the flanks and chest, usually have blue eyes and a missing vertebra.

We all also thought she was a little cuckoo upstairs too, if you know what I mean.
If I'm not mistaken, I think they're actually homozygous for splash white, plus tobiano, with maximum pattern expression. So she just had her genetics a bit wacky lol
     
    04-19-2010, 12:47 AM
  #7
Yearling
Not necessarily homozygous, but definitely splash + tobiano. A true medicine hat(or spirit horse, if you want to call it that) has the colored poll and ears, a "sheild" of color on the chest, and "sheilds" of color on the flanks. The Native Americans believed that the colored parts were meant to protect the most vulnerable body parts-head, chest, and flanks- and were highly prized by the Native Americans.
     
    04-19-2010, 02:21 PM
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Medicene hat-color on head, chest shield, and butt sheild. There is a war bonnet which is easily mistaken for a medicene hat. A war bonnet is what my filly has. Its just like a medicene hat except with more color on the body.
     

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