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    09-10-2013, 09:34 PM
Originally Posted by NdAppy    
No a horse will not leopard out. They are born leopard or not. Varish will lighten the coat revealing spots (think of spots as a hole in the white blanket covering the horse) that would be visible if they were a true leopard.
Sorry, I could have been clearer. That's what I meant, that's why I put leopard in quotes one of the times. I know they don't truly just turn leopard (any more than a chestnut horse can up and turn sorrel), so much as it was explained as the coat can lighten to the point she LOOKS leopard-y.

So, you're saying the coat CAN lighten like a grey's? Just trying to get it straight - Verona said Varnish won't progressively lighten the coat, but I've heard and somewhat seen differently. I know it can and will change season to season, but realistically I've never seen a varnish horse GAIN color after a winter, just lose it...
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    09-10-2013, 09:38 PM
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    09-10-2013, 09:48 PM
Yes a varnish can make the base color disappear under the white. Most varnish horses will not get to that point. Some do. The color over the hard points is the last to go.

These are some pics of my one appy mare. The other appy mare that can be seen in the snow pic is approximately the same age but has not varnished to the extent that Phoenix has.

Click to view the slideshow - Varnish progression - Phoenix

And more recent pics -

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    09-10-2013, 09:49 PM
Oh and I wasn't trying to be rude about the leopard thing. One of my pet peeves is the coloring out leopard thing
    09-10-2013, 10:04 PM
Thanks for the pics! The 'more recent' pics didn't work, but the slideshow did. To be honest I really hope my girl doesn't varnish out that much- I love her coloring! But I'll love her either way. It'll be a surprise every spring - What's she going to look like? Who knows!

And no problem - I should have just been more clear in my initial post ;)
    09-10-2013, 10:07 PM
Ok well it looks like my attachments were a fail. Lets try that again.

Phoenix is approximately 14 years old in these two newest pics. She is starting to lose her color on her bony/hard areas.
    09-10-2013, 10:32 PM
Such a pretty girl. Is this the norm or is that more of an extreme case?

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