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post #21 of 32 Old 11-03-2012, 07:03 AM
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I actually doubt that it is sunfading. There is no reason that a horse would possible sunfade in one small area more than the rest of their body.
Actually Chiilaa, horse furs often get exposed to the sun 80 percent of the day, and the suns radiates that bounce off of any direction you can think hits the horse horses body. When their fur is being reflected off the sun the skin particles in build up and start to rise after the heat of the sun has had a chance of heating its body up. The colour of the horse that was originally made, then fades with all the other particles releasing from the body, thus creating shedding. Comes off as an under coat of a different colour that its suppose to be. Now the suns heat particles become more heated up in the summer time than winter. For many reasons putting aside. Did you know that?

Horses coat come in all different shapes, colours and different DNA is involved. Become that the mare theat the horse was born with has a coat that is almost like her foals.

Now Chiilaa, this is not facts this is science mixed with a girl who is right for what she knows. :) I just find it so cool how their coats have stories to them ;) lol
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Or on a short note, he could have lost fur there and is just growing it back in a different colour :)
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The pix were taken June 9th. So far there have been no other oddness' noticed and her coat is still shiny and smooth. I don't know why she would sun fade strangely this year, other than the difference in feed, grass, hay, and even soil. I know that during my recent brindle studies, I have read that increased mineral content in feed can magnify the brindle pattern. Perhaps the change in environment has caused my black mare's pattern (whatever the heck it is) to be magnified. Lol

I'll have to look closer at her today and see if her reddish stripe is showing in her new incoming winter coat. Gotta get ready to go pick up a couple of Arabian mares this morning...I'm told they are getting in rough condition, but I'm hoping it's exaggerated. :(
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And though the saddlebred's new pattern is cool, it's scarring, which is an after affect of the fungal infection that he had. Hair was lost and grew back white. You also see that in smaller amounts when a horse has had a saddle sore. Scarring changes hair color. Mustangs (and other horses) are freeze branded... freezing the hair follicles and the hair grows back white.
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Actually Chiilaa, horse furs often get exposed to the sun 80 percent of the day, and the suns radiates that bounce off of any direction you can think hits the horse horses body. When their fur is being reflected off the sun the skin particles in build up and start to rise after the heat of the sun has had a chance of heating its body up. The colour of the horse that was originally made, then fades with all the other particles releasing from the body, thus creating shedding. Comes off as an under coat of a different colour that its suppose to be. Now the suns heat particles become more heated up in the summer time than winter. For many reasons putting aside. Did you know that?

Horses coat come in all different shapes, colours and different DNA is involved. Become that the mare theat the horse was born with has a coat that is almost like her foals.

Now Chiilaa, this is not facts this is science mixed with a girl who is right for what she knows. :) I just find it so cool how their coats have stories to them ;) lol
I don't think you read my post before "refuting" what I said. I didn't say that horses can't sunfade at all. I said that I didn't think it was the case in this circumstance, as I would expect the sunfading to show more on the areas of the horse that is exposed to the most sunlight, not ONLY in the one place. Sunfading is a whole horse experience.
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And though the saddlebred's new pattern is cool, it's scarring, which is an after affect of the fungal infection that he had. Hair was lost and grew back white. You also see that in smaller amounts when a horse has had a saddle sore. Scarring changes hair color. Mustangs (and other horses) are freeze branded... freezing the hair follicles and the hair grows back white.
I get that. Like I said, it is one possibility that I would not rule out completely, but it's probably not the only possibility either.

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Looks like the sun got to her black. The sun probably just faded it. By the winter she'll probably look all black
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Yeah, I'm figuring it's a combination of sun fading and new environment & feed (different pasture/hay/grain)
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Nobody thinks possibly gold spot?

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I had never even heard of "Gold Spot" before I came in here. Lol Still trying to find info about it and what causes it. Seen some pix and it sure could be. And one article I saw said that "Gold Spot" can come and go....? I don't know if that is true. Lol Can't believe everything you read on the internet.
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