Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
What ND is saying is that, while varnish (the gradual roaning out to white effect that many appys have) is related to the passing of time, it is not actually related to age. Same goes for grey. Both are progressive, in that the horse will keep losing colour until either they pass away or they are completely white. However, this process van vary hugely depending on many factors. Some appaloosas with vanish never lose all their colour, some are coloured out by the age of 5 or so. Same with grey. I have seen a yearling that was completely white due to grey and silver having a fun time together.
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.