I have a question about my horse's fur! His coat looks healthy and shiny, but when you look at it, the fur goes in different directions making little patterns. He is a chestnut, but the patterns almost look like a paint, where you can see spots and swirls but it is all one color. It almost looks like big hives, but nothing is raised, and he seems to feel fine. Has anyone ever seen this before? He is a Percheron/TB cross. It is mostly on his barrel, and some on his neck.
I will have to get a good pic...all my pictures don't really show it. Do you mean dapples? They would be mostly on the rump, right? This is big spots....like a paint.....only all same color. I will post a pic tomorrow.
Well this picture looks exactly like my horse's hair. Maybe it is a mutation.....I had thought about the curly horses too. My horse seems healthy and his coat is good except for this look. Thanks for the comments.....if anyone else has any more info to shed on this , please let me know.