My new horse has a real mustache--health question

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    08-06-2008, 02:04 AM
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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    08-06-2008, 10:55 AM
Wow, I've never heard that. I do have a picture of a horse-stache though :P
    08-06-2008, 02:52 PM
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
    08-06-2008, 04:12 PM
I would think of it as more of a breed characteristic than a sign of stress.
    08-06-2008, 04:28 PM
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.
    08-08-2008, 05:06 PM

Can we see a picture? That's very interesting. I never heard of that story before.
    08-09-2008, 01:27 PM
Our ranch has a horse with a stache, too, Buddy. He gets a full handlebar in the winter.
    08-09-2008, 02:29 PM
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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