I've been interested in getting a RMH for a long time now, but I still have to wait a while. So I thought about doing some research of my own. And I wanted to ask how common ASD is among these particular breeds. I did have an issue of Horse Illustrated regarding the RMH, but i've miss placed it, and it had some very good info about the genetic condition. (go figure right)
How are your horses coping with this genetic condition?
Is it only associated with the chocolate/flaxen coat?
And if any one can explain why only that particular coat combo?
Is it fairly common in the breed of today compared to those past?
What is the average age it seems to begin to effect them?
How did the genetic condition come about?
Is there any sort of treatment for this condition?
Is there any way of preventing it, and still getting the color combo?
Sorry for the 20 questions, but i'm fascinated to learn about this since i'm hopefully purchasing one in the future.