Hello, all! I am the proud owner of a sexy brown Latvian Warmblood gelding, but since this spring/summer coat changes, I've started noticing some interesting changes in his usually solid color. It started with a few white hairs here and there, but now there are small patches of white/lighter hair all over his body, mostly rump, less on neck, chest and legs. Some white hairs have also appeared in his mane and tail, and he's got a white star on his forehead, which used to be perfectly square, but now there is more and more whitening around it. He's got no signs of fungal infections or anything like that - a healthy horse with a healthy coat, good quality food, supplements and water.
All of this started when he was 6, and he still is. His sire is a dark brown (a Latvian Warmblood), his dam is a dark chesnut (an Estonian Tori x Hanoverian) , both have white legs and the dam has a white blaze over her face, if this means anything.
Thanks for any ideas! :)
Here's a picture to illustrate what I'm talking about (some of the darker spots are just healing bite marks, don't pay attention to them) If it's just seasonal - well, it wasn't there last season :
A closeup -