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post #1 of 8 Old 08-06-2008, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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My new horse has a real mustache--health question

I was told by my farrier that my horse's mustache was a sign that he had gone through a very stressful time,and that is why he has a mustache, I have owned horses for more that 20 yrs I have 4 now and I have only seen Gypsy Vanner's and Fjord horses also some other draft horses with them, but he is an 8 yr old flea bitten grey QH.
the people I bought him from said that they had sold him a while back and found out the new owners had almost starved him,so they bought him back.he is almost 16 hands and he is a gentle giant.can anyont tell me if this is fact or fiction, I really like the mustache , it gives him lot's of character.
any information will be appreciated .thank you[/quote]
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-06-2008, 09:55 AM
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Wow, I've never heard that. I do have a picture of a horse-stache though :P
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-06-2008, 01:52 PM
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I've never heard anything like that before either.
I know Gypsys can have it so I wouldn't see why other horses couldn't have it either. I doubt it's caused by stress at all
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-06-2008, 03:12 PM
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I would think of it as more of a breed characteristic than a sign of stress.

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-06-2008, 03:28 PM
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We have one as well, a QH. I'll try to find a picture. We also own his full older brother who doesn't have a stash.

Hubby loves the stache, it's his horse, I try to sneak in with the clippers and take it off.
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-08-2008, 04:06 PM
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Can we see a picture? Thats very interesting. I never heard of that story before.

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-09-2008, 12:27 PM
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Our ranch has a horse with a stache, too, Buddy. He gets a full handlebar in the winter.

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-09-2008, 01:29 PM
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Our 15 year old paint stud gets them every once in a while. Vet said it was from an over abundant amount of testosterone. He usually gets them during breeding season so it makes sense to me.

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