Obviously I'm new here, actually I found this forum after some search since I was eager to get answer for this particular question. I must say that as a horse aficionado I'm quite glad I did
So here's the thing, I went today to the horse riding club, when I entered the stables I was instructed not to touch the horses as some of them were sick. Yet, when I passed by a particular white horse he came forward and reached out to me with his head as if asking me to stroke his face. Well, I couldn't resist so I touched him. Suddenly the grooms came running asking me whether I touched the horse and when I said yes they said I should wash my hands or use anti-bacterial because it was sick, and when I asked what was wrong they said he has a cold and they don't want it to be transmitted to the other horses. Yet, I'm not quite convinced it was only that because the horse had gray patches on it that didn't seem natural to me. I have a picture of it and I wonder of you can tell me what could be wrong with it and whether it's serious or could be contagious to people.
Thanks a lot
* picture removed in response to member concerns *