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  • What causes dappling in a horse
  • What are health dapples

 
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    07-26-2009, 10:11 PM
  #1
Weanling
Question Dapples

I have read quite a bit recently on here that dapples are caused by the health of the horse. I would like to know what exactly it is that causes dapples. Is it genetic or dietary or a mixture of both. Perhaps there is a genetic predisposition that is brought out by good health. Has any one ever seen a dappled chestnut horse? What do you all think about the cause of dapples and what is it in the diet that would bring out the dapples.
     
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    07-27-2009, 12:50 AM
  #2
Trained
I've never heard that and I don't know it it is fact true. I can't see how the health of the horse would affect the coat pattern. I've seen dapple's that are very under nurished.
     
    07-27-2009, 02:28 AM
  #3
Showing
I believe that most horses have the capability to be dappled. Certain colors (like gray, and sometimes bay, brown and buckskin) are more frequently dappled and I believe it has to do with just their color. Being fat and healthy helps though. I think dapples are more easily recognized on horses who are slick and shiny although sooty horses somtimes show them regardless of weight and sometimes even in winter. I don't know, it is complicated.
     

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