What is your opinion on Bald faced horses?

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    02-02-2013, 08:26 PM
What is your opinion on Bald faced horses?

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.
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    02-02-2013, 08:30 PM
Pretty frame face! Good thing he has dark skin around the eyes. Keep sun block on his nose!
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    02-02-2013, 08:31 PM
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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 :)
    02-02-2013, 08:31 PM
I've always liked 'em, though the horse's personality has much greater influence over my impression than physical characteristics.

I'm not aware of any particular beliefs or stigmas surround bald faced horses. Congrats on your new boy!
    02-02-2013, 08:33 PM
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
    02-02-2013, 08:46 PM
He's a very nice looking horse.

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.
    02-02-2013, 08:59 PM
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"?
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    02-02-2013, 09:13 PM
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
    02-02-2013, 10:32 PM
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 ;)
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    02-03-2013, 12:34 AM
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!

Very pretty gelding, btw!
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