I have a buckskin whose dam dapples out so nicely, but my horse does not. I've heard nutrition can be a factor although she's on a multivitamin, omega 3, and amino acids. If it's a nutrition thing, anything in specific that could help?
Also heard it's genetic and she may just not have received that particular gene. Anyone have any insight for me? Just curious Posted via Mobile Device
It is, generally, a health thing. Has to do with vascularization or something, or at least that's what I've always been taught. But my Quarter Pony was fat, shiny, and dappled as could be the day he died from cancer. And I have noticed that some colors (duns in particular) do not dapple no matter their condition.
I boarded a buckskin that dappled in the fall as his winter coat was getting noticeable. During the winter he'd become a dark smokey color then lose it as he shed. My bay and black horses are dappled all winter then seem to lose it when in summer coat.