My gelding is a 6 year old chestnut quarter horse registered with the AQHA. His sire was black and his mother was sorrel.
He turns a funny dun-like color in the summer, with a black mane and tail and a golden body. No striping though, he's really JUST a chestnut.
However as he loses his winter coat this year, his legs have turned silvery half way up! The aren't true white because he has one back leg sock and its not the same color. It looks rather odd and is a pain to keep clean... Why is this happening? Last summer his legs were rather darker than the rest of him.
I heard it could be nutrition? Why? How do I reverse it?
Last year he was on free choice coastal and ultium grain.
Now he's on a flake of alfalfa, free choice coastal, safe&sound grain, and flax seed supplement.
If anyone want to see- I'll post a before and after pic.
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