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        09-04-2009, 10:09 AM
    What a cute little mare. She looks quite big, how tall is she? Make sure to come post photos lots of photos and updates
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        09-04-2009, 10:26 AM
    Actually she's not that big.. she's registered as 34 inches but when I sticked her she was only 32 inches. Im 5'1 and she comes up to just alittle below my hip.
        09-04-2009, 02:52 PM
    Omg she is so cute! Hehe look at how surprised she is on the first pic!
        09-06-2009, 09:25 AM
    Yeah, she wasnt very happy about her little photo shoot.. I wanna braid her hair .. I think she'd look so cute her shoulder, chest and neck are looking more defined now.. doesnt just look like one big lump.. that runs together
        09-06-2009, 12:29 PM
    I ordered a grazing muzzle and wormer for her today.. hoping the muzzle works like they say it will.
        09-06-2009, 01:14 PM
    Silver dapple?!

    Woa, is she a silver dapple?! Those r rily rare!
        09-06-2009, 03:43 PM
    Yeah, she's silver dapple. Rare? I don't think they're that rare in minis..
        09-06-2009, 03:45 PM
    If and when I can slim her down.. I'd like to enter her in the color classes.
        09-06-2009, 04:00 PM
    Maybe they are somewhat rare.. hmmm.. I didnt know that.. I'd seen that color before in minis so I didnt think they were.. maybe they are.. I don't know.
        09-06-2009, 07:18 PM
    Silver dapples are common in miniature horses. Silvers are also common in Rocky Mountain Horses and Shetland Ponies. Silver is a dominant gene and is noted as "Z" gene. It makes very pretty color.

    In the last few years silver genes have found to be in some Quarter Horses, Morgans, Welsh and Gypsy Horses.

    I have several silver dapples and a couple of silver buckskin minis. One of the prettiest minis I've seen was a silver bay. It was bay with a silver mane and tail. Really stunning.

    The silver gene affects the black coat or black points in horses.

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