Strange Giraffe Pattern Appeared on Coat, Help!! (pictures)

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    10-01-2012, 03:10 PM
Strange Giraffe Pattern Appeared on Coat, Help!! (pictures)

Since my horsie budget this month goes to feet, floating and vaccines - was really hoping someone here could shed some light on this. This strange giraffe pattern appears only on one side of my 25 year old Arab mare. Otherwise in perfect health - no other symptoms presenting. No change in food, feet are great, weight perfect (if not a little chubby - easy keeper!). Fed Elk grove stable mix and grass hay. This started appearing very subtly 3 weeks ago, but now has gotten more dramatic if you will. The lighter color hair is slightly different texture but not thin. This is presenting only on one side, and she doesn't stand in one place all day. Called my girlfriend in CA (I'm in NV) that is very knowledgeable, and she has a horse that started this about 6 weeks ago. Same thing! Her palomino is 12, grass fed. No other symptoms. She runs a NFP Horse Camp/Farm and all her people have never seen this, either. First picture is my mare, second is hers.

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    10-01-2012, 04:21 PM
Green Broke
Interesting - I'd have to go with some form of healthy dappling but await to see what other members have to say on the subject.
    10-01-2012, 05:02 PM
Wow no idea but it looks pretty cool!
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    10-01-2012, 05:18 PM
Green Broke
There was a thread on here awhile ago with another members horses that had the same patterning on the horses coats.

If you look up lacing on this page:
Rare Horse Colors & Markings | The Equinest

I think that's what they all agreed on but im kinda sketchy on the details and don't really remember
    10-01-2012, 05:20 PM
Is the pattern on your girlfriends horse only on one side as well? How strange that 2 horses, states apart but related by relationship of owners would get this. I hear the twilight Zone music right now. Ha ha
    10-01-2012, 05:29 PM
Hmmm is says fungal infection or possibly a blood disorder. Interesting...
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    10-01-2012, 05:31 PM
That's really interesting, haven't seen anything like that before. Curious to see what our color gurus have to say!
    10-01-2012, 05:32 PM
Am I the only one who thinks this is lacing?
    10-01-2012, 05:32 PM
That is really really cool, I have no idea what it is, but I like it
    10-01-2012, 05:36 PM
Green Broke
Am I the only one who thinks this is lacing?
haha I already put up a link to show what lacing looks like lol

I agree with you that I think it looks like lacing...but im waiting for all the color geniuses to judge first

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