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post #1 of 12 Old 01-05-2013, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Let's See Those Ever-Changing Roans!

I have a mare who is a bay roan, and boy do those roans change with the seasons! Now, in winter, she looks like any old bay. I have a horse that I'm training who is a darker bay, and they look like twins in the winter. (Aside from the great height difference, as my mare is pony sized and the other horse is easily 16 hands. ) The mare is Gypsy, who is about 22 years old. Here are some pictures of her drastic changes. I would love to see other roans and how much they change from winter/summer.
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-05-2013, 01:14 PM
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Holy Cow! Are you sure nobody's switching out horses on you?
she looks really different! I know roans are notorious for such, I don't own one so I can't contribute but I can't wait to see who posts.

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post #3 of 12 Old 01-05-2013, 01:26 PM
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My 6 year old AQHA mare Rosie in the summer

Then in the winter
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post #4 of 12 Old 01-05-2013, 02:05 PM
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My bay roan sabino mare in the summer.

And in the winter, taken just a few days ago, eating next to her sabino colt.
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-05-2013, 06:03 PM
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Here's my Cascade in the Winter, for the record, that white is not part of her coloring, LOL

And this is her in Summer

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post #6 of 12 Old 01-05-2013, 06:27 PM
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Here is Briquette, she is about 5 yrs old.
Early spring colors

Late Winter


And being a pest in the late spring

She is almost Black right now... you almost can't tell she is a blue roan.
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post #7 of 12 Old 01-05-2013, 06:38 PM
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post #8 of 12 Old 01-05-2013, 11:22 PM
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My baby doesn't even look like the same horse. Of course, she's gotten bigger because she's not even 2 yet!


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Riders aren't 16 and pregnant. Riders are 16 and arthritic.

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post #9 of 12 Old 01-09-2013, 01:34 AM
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My old man isn't as roan as they come, but he is none the less.

This fall

Last summer



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post #10 of 12 Old 01-12-2013, 08:24 PM
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A few of Spice

And one taken tonight with my phone (not the best quality)
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