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    06-21-2011, 10:05 PM
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Foal
What color is she?

This is MidniteMoonshine, she's a yearling APHA filly. She is registered as black but I don't see her being black. I know she's thin she was seen by the vet and has actually put on weight. Anyway, what color do you think she is?












     
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    06-21-2011, 10:12 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Mal-nourishment can change the colour of a horse's coat dramatically, so it will be hard to tell until she is back in tip top shape.
     
    06-21-2011, 10:17 PM
  #3
Trained
Ditto what Chiilaa said.
     
    06-22-2011, 08:32 AM
  #4
Foal
She looks just brown. Brown mane brown tail. Makes sense
     
    06-22-2011, 08:33 AM
  #5
Foal
She is very pretty
     
    06-22-2011, 08:33 AM
  #6
Foal
My friend has got a horse like that
     
    06-22-2011, 09:50 AM
  #7
Foal
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Originally Posted by Dusty and Olivia    
She is very pretty

Thanks :)
     
    06-22-2011, 04:49 PM
  #8
Foal
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Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
Mal-nourishment can change the colour of a horse's coat dramatically, so it will be hard to tell until she is back in tip top shape.
I'm not really sure how to take this and if I am taking it the wrong way I apologize. Malnourisment is not the issue, she lost weight due to a stress related issue and now that the gelding that was tormenting her is no longer in with her she has been gaining weight and has been seen by my vet. Here are pics of her with pasture mates and you can see that they are in good health and weight.






     
    06-22-2011, 06:32 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Mal·nour·ished (m l-nūr sht, -n r -). Adj. Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet

What I was suggesting was that the diet she was receiving was not enough to maintain body weight, so of course the coat is the first to go. It's like a plant that gets no water - it stops flowering. It was in no way an attack on how you keep your horse - she is clearly underweight and that was all that I was talking about. You said you had fixed the issue, and I accept that, but that doesn't change the fact that it is the lack of sufficient diet that has caused her colour to be so unrecognisable.
     
    06-23-2011, 07:21 AM
  #10
Foal
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Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
mal·nour·ished (m l-nūr sht, -n r -). Adj. Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet

What I was suggesting was that the diet she was receiving was not enough to maintain body weight, so of course the coat is the first to go. It's like a plant that gets no water - it stops flowering. It was in no way an attack on how you keep your horse - she is clearly underweight and that was all that I was talking about. You said you had fixed the issue, and I accept that, but that doesn't change the fact that it is the lack of sufficient diet that has caused her colour to be so unrecognisable.
As I said I apologize if I took what you said the wrong way, I guess when I think of a malnourished horse I think of one that is extremely emaciated. Her weight loss was caused by stress, my vet had me separate her from the other horses for a few days until I could rehome the gelding that was tormenting her. He also had me change her diet to just oats and hay for a few days. Now that the gelding is gone she is back in with the rest of my horses and my vet told me to change her feed back to her normal diet. She will also be checked for ulcers within the next 2 weeks. I never realized what stress could do to a horse
     

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