Why does my horses tail change color?

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Why does my horses tail change color?

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    03-16-2013, 06:47 PM
Why does my horses tail change color?

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    03-16-2013, 07:17 PM
Looks like the bottom part, which is the oldest, is bleached from the sun or urine or both.
    03-16-2013, 07:18 PM
Isnt this horse your grey one?
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    03-16-2013, 07:19 PM
Yes, it's my grey gelding
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    03-16-2013, 07:22 PM
It's just because its graying out. The process usually starts with the base of the tail and on the forehead.
    03-16-2013, 07:24 PM
I guess I assumed the tail would lighten from the base not the tip.
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    03-16-2013, 07:27 PM
Yes, the greying will start at the bottom of the tail and lighten from bottom up. The face will grey first too. I love this stage of grey. I think its so attractive.
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    03-16-2013, 07:36 PM
Guess I should have clarified lol When I said base I did mean the tip/end. But you got the point anyway.
    03-16-2013, 07:58 PM
Huh. Well fancy that. I learned something new today.
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    03-16-2013, 08:00 PM
Me too!

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