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Jennerbear 10-01-2012 02:10 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.

Chevaux 10-01-2012 03:21 PM

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.

Jewelsb 10-01-2012 04:02 PM

Wow no idea but it looks pretty cool!
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Roperchick 10-01-2012 04:18 PM

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 thats what they all agreed on but im kinda sketchy on the details and dont really remember

Inga 10-01-2012 04:20 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

Jewelsb 10-01-2012 04:29 PM

Hmmm is says fungal infection or possibly a blood disorder. Interesting...
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MHFoundation Quarters 10-01-2012 04:31 PM

That's really interesting, haven't seen anything like that before. Curious to see what our color gurus have to say!

BubblesBlue 10-01-2012 04:32 PM

Am I the only one who thinks this is lacing?

Golden Horse 10-01-2012 04:32 PM

That is really really cool, I have no idea what it is, but I like it

Roperchick 10-01-2012 04:36 PM


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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