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post #1 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Lacing?

My new project mare has some funny looking (to me) markings on her back. What is it? Fungal scarring? Lacing? Uneven sun fading? I'm assuming she's a very bleached out fading black - her old home had no shade or shelter for her and she was getting very low quality feed.







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post #2 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 05:37 AM
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It just looks like an odd bleaching pattern to me. Lacing is white hair.

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They look like odd dapples, to me. Sorry, I'm not much help xD
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post #4 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 10:08 AM
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Bleached hair that's probably where she sweats a lot.
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I can't see your pics, but my little gelding gets the "giraffe" markings on his back in the summer..

You can sorta see them in these two pics...

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post #6 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 10:36 AM
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-15-2013, 10:37 AM
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Not a chance.. he's my baby .. and at 3, I can't wait to start working with him under saddle this fall .. sweet sweet little Badger..
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she's a good looking mare :)
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-16-2013, 08:44 PM
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Henny's got the same thing going on, though it's bleached out more evenly now. He also sweats a lot and stands out in the Texas sun so he bleaches easily.

(The white spot in the middle of his back is actually a spot he's had since birth. )
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It almost looks brindle but I'm going to go with the bleaching... I think.

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