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crimsonsky 01-28-2013 02:19 PM

can a medicine hat NOT have a "hat"?
 
just curious as someone was telling me the other day that they have a medicine hat paint however when i saw the horse - the whole head is white. thoughts?

Speed Racer 01-28-2013 02:20 PM

Then it's not a medicine hat paint, it's just a paint. In order to be classified as a medicine hat, they need the correct markings.

NdAppy 01-28-2013 02:47 PM

What Speed said.

If the horse doesn't have the correct markings, it's not a medicine hat. :-)

crimsonsky 01-28-2013 03:59 PM

oh good. i'm glad i'm not crazy. ;)

Peppy Barrel Racing 01-28-2013 11:21 PM

Is the paint by chance a max sabino? My max sabino has a Medicine Hat but the sabino gene has "roaned" it out. The inside of his ears is still solid red though. You can see the red ticking on his ears and the black mottled skin.
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crimsonsky 01-29-2013 03:54 PM

i highly doubt it. he still has color on other parts of his body - namely a large patch of chestnut on his flank and butt but the rest of him is blindly white. he does have natural black eyeliner though. his ears are white both inside and out.

Peppy Barrel Racing 01-29-2013 04:00 PM

Well the eyeliner is caused by the sabino gene I believe. But he doesn't sound like a Medicine Hat. I wish you had a picture though. I think your friend might be confused.
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crimsonsky 01-29-2013 05:09 PM

i'll see if i can get one. ;)

kenda 01-29-2013 05:22 PM

Off topic, but I LOVE his eye liner! It's so bold!

Peppy Barrel Racing 01-29-2013 05:25 PM

Thank you!!!
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