Phoenix bleaches out so much. Plus i've had him for 4 years and this summer was the first summer he showed any roaning, he had so much white hair I couldn't believe it. Now his winter coat is in the white is completely gone and from certain angles in the winter he has a dappled look to his coat. I can't wait for next spring to see if he has more white.
November this year:
I showed a non-horsey friend some recent photos of him and they asked when i'd gotten a new horse, they'd only seen pics of him from the summer before.
Ugh. My mare gets bleached like no other if she's allowed to have daytime turnout in the summer. I HATE it. Especially since she wears a fly sheet, which makes lovely not-as-bleached stripes on her coat. >__< This would be why she stays in the barn all day, and gets nighttime turnout, in the summer. =P
My mare has two totally different coat colors. I bought her last winter, and in late spring, I went through a period of about 3 weeks where I could not get out to the barn to see her at all due to other stuff that was going on. When I last saw her, she had her winter coat. When I saw her the day I came back, I legitimately could not find my horse. Lol Check it out. First two are her in winter. Last two are her in the summer.