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HarleyWood 12-11-2011 07:27 PM

hoof markings?
okay so my little paint/mustang gelding, has brown marks around his hoofs they arent big about 1 inch around and in his white markings, i was wondering what they are called and why horses get them?

so i have no pictures right now but i can get some tomorrow.

NdAppy 12-11-2011 07:34 PM

More than likely they are ermine spots. Some horses have them, some don't. All it means is you horse has a white suppressing gene that is fighting with the gene that put the white on him.

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