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    08-09-2013, 03:00 PM
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Foal
Smile Flea bitten in jumper\eventing world?

I'm defiantly not one to buy bc of color, but I am curious to know what y'all think about flea bitterns I've never been partial to them but they are kinda growing on me!
     
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    08-09-2013, 04:37 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I see lots of grays in jumping & eventing- not all grays get flea bites, but I don't see why that would make a difference
     
    08-09-2013, 05:24 PM
  #3
Yearling
Just refer to them as a gray roan :). People who don't know horses will be importantly impressed with the term and those that do know horses will just smile politely..you can't lose :)
     
    08-09-2013, 05:27 PM
  #4
Trained
The horse probably won't stay flea bitten and will turn white eventually anyway, so I'm not sure it would matter.
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    08-09-2013, 06:30 PM
  #5
Showing
Drafty, fleabitten horses actually tend to get more the older they get (or at least, more become visible). Dobe keeps getting more and more every year.

OP, I have no personaly experience in the j/e world, but I can't imagine that color would matter if the horse has the ability and scope to do the level you are wanting.
     
    08-09-2013, 07:27 PM
  #6
Showing
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
OP, I have no personaly experience in the j/e world, but I can't imagine that color would matter if the horse has the ability and scope to do the level you are wanting.
Typo. Supposed to be "personal".
     
    08-11-2013, 08:43 AM
  #7
Foal
Well Sylvester did it, so why can't any other gray...
     
    08-11-2013, 09:39 AM
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Yearling













There ya go LOL
     
    08-12-2013, 10:37 AM
  #9
Foal
Fleabitten greys are gorgeous! I have three . The genetics are pretty interesting, but basically boil down to some horses which are heterozygous have a mutant gene which dies off as the horse ages and because the gene is deactivated, the underlying colour is allowed to show. The speed at which this occurs is different for every horse. I've seen a 16 year old Holsteiner who was probably 35-40% covered with fleabites. My own three fleabitten greys are 25, 37, and 30 years old, and are probably around 10% fleabitten.
     
    08-13-2013, 11:58 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by tlkng1    
Just refer to them as a gray roan :). People who don't know horses will be importantly impressed with the term and those that do know horses will just smile politely..you can't lose :)
IMO, please don't refer to them as grey roan because that is not what they are. I wouldn't smile politely, I'd facepalm and correct you LOL. Mind you, there are such things as grey roans (aka a horse with grey with roan). But a fleabitten grey is not a grey roan. Lol
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