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    07-22-2009, 02:51 PM
  #1
Foal
What color is my horse????

Hello,
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, 03:10 PM
  #2
Weanling
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, 03:17 PM
  #3
Foal
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, 03:20 PM
  #4
Trained
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, 03:26 PM
  #5
Weanling
By the way, what breed is she? And yes, she will get taller.
     
    07-22-2009, 03:38 PM
  #6
Foal
She is a Tennessee Walker
     
    07-22-2009, 03:41 PM
  #7
Trained
She should reach atleast 15 hh then...at 15 mo's old, too, she has plenty of time left to grow. ;)
     
    07-22-2009, 03:42 PM
  #8
Weanling
Thats what I thought. She has the same build as one I used to have.
     
    07-22-2009, 03:53 PM
  #9
Foal
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, 04:01 PM
  #10
Started
Could be a Smoky Black. But personally, that's way too much fade to be regular black.
     

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