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post #11 of 165 Old 02-05-2013, 02:56 PM
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Wow, he does change colors a lot! Haha Lucky you, he's like 3 horses in one! He's really cute.
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PICTURES hehehe I wanna see
I made an album on horse forum of a few of my 8 horses..not sure if you will be able to view them, if not let me know I will figure out how like FaceTheMusic told me...
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Wow, he does change colors a lot! Haha Lucky you, he's like 3 horses in one! He's really cute.
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haha Yep!
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Our Nokota / Welsh mare we had used to do that.

In the winter, she would look black (especially from a distance), because her grey color turned so dark.

When she shed off in the spring, the dark hairs turned bleach white, and then shed off.

In the summer (her "normal" color maybe? Haha) she was a nice grey with black points, and even had just a hint of red hairs that would grow into her coat.

In the fall, she'd start to turn the dark, dark grey and lose the red.


I don't think I have a photo from every season, but here's what I got:

This was about in August a couple years ago. This was her "normal" color. You don't really see the red much, unless you are up close to her and can see the individual hairs.




Another summer photo: (she is on the far left, of course)




Here's a winter picture (we didn't have any snow that year, really). She is on the right, of course.




And another winter pictures. This was in January or so:







I couldn't find a picture of her from the spring. But her changing to white was always so dramatic! A nice sign of spring though .... you knew the horses were shedding when she turned white!!

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He is beautiful in the summer is a dunskin and in winter turns his weird gray color....so I am at a loss...
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wow I just went and looked he is gorgeous as are all of your horses.. I love baldys

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If that is his sire and dam in there, he can't be tovero as neither sire nor dam carry tobiano. Are you 100% sure that is his sire?

Colorwise I'm leaning towards a smokey grulla (black + dun + cream) which would explain his color change. More so if he is one that is prone to sunfading.

Also, tovero is an outdated term that means tobiano with another pattern we can't bother to name.
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Wow beautiful horse! Horses! The one of her on the left with the bay in the middle and sorrel on the right..wow the bay looks like my TB and the right one looks like my fat girl Lucy girl in winter..thank you for sharing the photos I love seeing other peoples horses and we live in Minot ND so ours get all shaggy and so its nice to see somewhat slick horses...hehe...not wooley buggers....i posted an album online of a few of my 8 I also have another mare coming in she is a white twh mare hopefully soon...almost all of my horses are rescues my TB and one of my qh mares isn't other than that the rest or either rescues or foals of rescue mares...
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beau159 - That's pretty typical seasonal color change for a roan. The red you were seeing in the summer was/is sunfading. Question though... Do you have a recent picture of her? I'm wondering if she is grey on top of the roan..
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