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post #1 of 22 Old 07-07-2013, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Swirly Patterns on Coat

Does anyone know what causes the swirly patterns on my horse's coat? It almost looks like a "paint" with all the same color. My horse is a Percheron/TB Cross, six years old, healthy. When the weather warms up in the summer these crazy patterns come out. Then they fade away during the fall, winter and spring
Trying to post a picture. Looks like crushed velvet going in different directions.
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post #2 of 22 Old 07-07-2013, 01:50 PM
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Ugh.....i did put the wrong picture in and now I don't know how to fix it!!
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Does anyone know what causes the swirly patterns on my horse's coat? It almost looks like a "paint" with all the same color. My horse is a Percheron/TB Cross, six years old, healthy. When the weather warms up in the summer these crazy patterns come out. Then they fade away during the fall, winter and spring
Trying to post a picture. Looks like crushed velvet going in different directions.
Here is the pic
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That is pretty neat. One of mine has a cross pattern that runs along her flank as a single crooked line that shows up in summer also - it gives the appearance of a seam but is nothing as extensive as yours. I always thought that was the horse equivalent of "cow licks" that people get in their hair.
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post #7 of 22 Old 07-07-2013, 02:16 PM
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Yep, sometimes horses have hair that grows in different directions, like your guy. Like Chevaux said, it's very similar to cowlicks in people.

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Yes, I think of it as "cow licks" too, but have just never seen it on another horse!
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post #9 of 22 Old 07-07-2013, 02:30 PM
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My gray Mustang has it, but not to the extent of your boy...and his is much harder to see with him being white LOL.

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That is very cool and unique! Is it like this all over his body?
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