I had a flea bitten gray arab mare who I got at an auction who was very very light. I later found out online she was registered..and at one point had a star and snip...but she was so faded you couldn't see them any more at that point. A 4-H leader told me that grays lighten up alot as they age.
So...would that mean that all "gray" horses start out with dappling dark color as youngsters, and get flea bitten as they age? And fade to white in old age? By what age are face markings TYPICALLY no longer visible?
I just bought a supposedly 14 year old feedlot horse who I haven't met yet, and from the pic I saw he's got a dark mane and tail but lighter body.
The AMAZINGLY awesome nice lady who runs tge rescue went to get him and says he has a very distinctive blaze. She also says he has some dappling. I'm wondering...if he's still got some dappling, and still has a distinctive blaze...does it sound like he's probably younger than 14?
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