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post #11 of 22 Old 09-22-2011, 08:52 PM
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I would love to see a better pic!
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post #12 of 22 Old 09-22-2011, 10:06 PM
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Jen, it's a horrible disease caused by cold and wet conditions; the only known cure is the warm, dry weather down here in Texas.

Good thing you have a friend or 2 in Texas that would certainly have room for a beautiful dun horse, huh?
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post #13 of 22 Old 10-07-2011, 01:32 PM
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I used to lease a chestnut mare who got these birdcatcher spots. Hers would come and go - seemed to get more in the summertime, scattered across her back and butt.
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post #14 of 22 Old 10-08-2011, 08:40 PM
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My buckskin, Cassidy, has a white spot on each side. They are about in the same areas, but are abit larger than your horse's. I need to snag a couple pics.

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post #15 of 22 Old 10-12-2011, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Oops, kind of forgot all about this!

Jen, I think you're right. I'll be down as soon as the snow starts flying!

Well he's spotted out even further and they're all over his body now. I think I'm the owner of the elusive "reverse Appaloosa". It'll be interesting to see if they stay or disappear when he sheds in the spring. If nothing else he'll certianly be one of the more unusually colored horses in the area.

Allforddm, here is a slightly better pic of his dorsal where it splits. Sorry about the quality, I seem to have misplaced my camera yet again... The split is much more distinct in the summer when he isn't as fuzzy, but you can still see it.
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post #16 of 22 Old 10-12-2011, 09:59 AM
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That is awesome! Would it be alright for me to post the picture on another forum?

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post #17 of 22 Old 10-12-2011, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Sure, which one?

Actually I don't think you can post the name/link here. You can PM me if you'd like.
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post #18 of 22 Old 10-14-2011, 01:28 AM
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Not unusual on some horses, they are called Bird Spots or Birdcatcher Spots. Medically, it's called spotted leukotrichia. No known treatment and it doesn't bother the horse at all.

Yep,she's right. My friend has a horse with random white spots. Doesn't bother them one bit.
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post #19 of 22 Old 10-31-2011, 10:30 PM
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sorry if im no help but my old TWH gelding (my first horse) was a Strawberry roan 16 when I got him about 15.2hh and a bold face. And he had two dark spots one on his left side, of his stomach/side and one on his rump by his spine. I have no pictures he passed 2 years ago at my aunts sisters house.
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post #20 of 22 Old 11-01-2011, 07:12 AM
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Bay-lee has those all over.......The older he gets, the more he has.I will post some pictures... I have noticed that if he got a cut or scratch, the hair grows back white...
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