Originally Posted by Joe4d
when I saw the first post about white causing deafness, my first thought was, "o lord another old wives tale," So I did some research, and surprise surprise, the hairs in the inner ear need pigment to work.
Based on a couple papers by Doctors or Doctorate students, No it isnt progressive, it either is or isnt deaf or partially deaf.
An affected horse or even a pair of affected horses arnt any more likely to throw a deaf horse than any other with the genes, Its all a matter of where the un pigmented hair ends up.
I want to like this over and over. Because this represents my favourite quality in a person - a willingness to adapt your point of view and change how you think. Joe, we may not see eye to eye on everything, but right now, I am humbled by your willingness to better yourself