I have just bought a new horse with a bald face. I personally think it makes him unique and stunning. I was just wondering what other people's opinions were and how they are perceived in the horse world.
This is him:
Welcome to the forum! I think all horsey faces are unique and stunning.... I have a sorrel and a bay so never a worry in the sun, but I have read many times that sunscreen on the nose is a must for a horse like yours - he's a beauty! Enjoy :)
Thank you, I have bought him a UV protecting fly veil with nose and sunscreen. I asked his last owners if they had any problem with his nose but they said he has only gotten sunburn once and they hardly ever put sunscreen on. I am a worrier tho so it will be covered constantly! Haha
Personally, I'm not a fan of bald faced horses, but that's only because I don't like the look of a horse with too much white. I much prefer a nice star with a couple of socks...but that's just a personal preference.
Well, in reining circles, those bald faces are getting pretty popular-all those Gunner babies! Very distinctive! I am wondering tho-is it generally the same with other bald faces? Some of them are deaf? Or is that just the 'Gunners"?
I think you are more likely to get deaf hores when the white covers their ears or gets close to their ears. That's what it is like with dogs, I am guessing it is the same with horses. I don't know haha
He is beautiful! I think it makes him stunning as well. My gelding ends up with a bald nose in the summer, so I make sure to always protect his nose with sunscreen as well - Here he is in all of his naked nose glory ;)
As a paint fan I end up with many white faces. Unfortunately I have not been very lucky with them. Problems occur unexpected, they are okay the one year and get a bad sunburn the next. We are on 3800ft altitude. Worst places are around the nostrils and on top of their eyes. Luckily your horse has quite a bit color around his eyes but I would look out for the upper lid of his left eye. A flymask will definitely help!