So as some have ready I got a horse of unknown age, origin, etc from auction. Well I did know and completely expected his coat to change a few times since he was malnourished and hadn't been wormed. However I did not expect this!
Each side of his body are like two different horses! One side is clean and dark bay/brown and beautiful the other has this odd dappling like nothing I have ever seen. It started just behind his withers and has moved over his hip and up his neck, he even has some on his head but non on his other side!!! Its quite puzzling to me. I am also not sure to call him bay or brown as he is listed under both on his sale papers.
When I first got him he looked almost black with some bay colt hair that hadnt shed out but was later determined to be winter coat and worms.
Then he started looking healthier and his coat started to change and a few light dapples showed up.
He had gotten really healthy and was doing great with his ground work in the round pen and being lead around with me on his back occasionally. But still really dark right?
Then the dapples started showing up. First light lines hardly noticeable at a glance.
But now they are black lines with light coat instead of dark coat with light lines.
These I took yesterday when I went out to work him and turn him out in a pasture for a little while for grazing.
Here are some pictures for the color debate that were taken over the last two weeks.
So what is up with the dapples only on one side and what color is he?