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    07-22-2009, 01:51 PM
What color is my horse????

My filly was black when I got her at 6 months old and now she has turned to this at 15 months old. Can anyone tell me what color she is.......
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    07-22-2009, 02:10 PM
Kinda looks like a bay when I see that her legs are staying black. Was she in the sun a lot? My horse is registered black, but when you get her in the right light, she is a chocolate bay. Lol
    07-22-2009, 02:17 PM
Yes she stays in the sun....only in the barn to feed. Also can anyone tell me if she will get much taller by the time she is full grown. Like I said she is 15 months old now and I am 6'1 in the picture....if that tells you anything.
    07-22-2009, 02:20 PM
Could she be really sunburnt? Perhaps copper deficient? She certainly looks like she should still be black...

Maybe get a good supplement into her, to raise her copper levels, and start putting a fly sheet on her, to protect her from the sun's rays...see if that doesn't bring out her true coloring back.

My last horse was a very dark colored boy, and when he started developing a really burnt coat, especially at the top of his tail head, and top of his mane, I had him tested for copper deficiency; he was pretty low, so I had to get him on a copper supplement, and even when things leveled out, I was told that due to his dark coloring, to make sure I always made sure to keep a mineral supplement with adequate copper in it available at all times...

Pride the first summer I had him...

The following summer...

And not too long before he passed...

As you can see from the pictures, it can take a while for the true color to come back, especially if there is a really low deficiency...
    07-22-2009, 02:26 PM
By the way, what breed is she? And yes, she will get taller.
    07-22-2009, 02:38 PM
She is a Tennessee Walker
    07-22-2009, 02:41 PM
She should reach atleast 15 hh then...at 15 mo's old, too, she has plenty of time left to grow. ;)
    07-22-2009, 02:42 PM
Thats what I thought. She has the same build as one I used to have.
    07-22-2009, 02:53 PM
This is my first horse since I was a kid. My mom and I went to Tennessee back in November and I came back with this one and my mom bought a paint QH. Then my mom passed away in May so now I take car of both. They are the same age and I am trying my best to make sure they are the best, but I have soo many questions. If she is 15 months now. How much taller would you expect her to be when full grown and how much longer should that take?
    07-22-2009, 03:01 PM
Could be a Smoky Black. But personally, that's way too much fade to be regular black.

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