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ilvponies 07-07-2013 01:43 PM

Swirly Patterns on Coat
 
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Does anyone know what causes the swirly patterns on my horse's coat? It almost looks like a "paint" with all the same color. My horse is a Percheron/TB Cross, six years old, healthy. When the weather warms up in the summer these crazy patterns come out. Then they fade away during the fall, winter and spring
Trying to post a picture. Looks like crushed velvet going in different directions.

GamingGrrl 07-07-2013 01:50 PM

I think you uploaded the wrong pics :lol:
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ilvponies 07-07-2013 01:55 PM

Ugh.....i did put the wrong picture in and now I don't know how to fix it!!

tempest 07-07-2013 02:03 PM

You can ask the moderators or you can upload them in a new post on this thread.

ilvponies 07-07-2013 02:08 PM

here is the pic
 
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Originally Posted by ilvponies (Post 2991258)
Does anyone know what causes the swirly patterns on my horse's coat? It almost looks like a "paint" with all the same color. My horse is a Percheron/TB Cross, six years old, healthy. When the weather warms up in the summer these crazy patterns come out. Then they fade away during the fall, winter and spring
Trying to post a picture. Looks like crushed velvet going in different directions.

Here is the pic

Chevaux 07-07-2013 02:14 PM

That is pretty neat. One of mine has a cross pattern that runs along her flank as a single crooked line that shows up in summer also - it gives the appearance of a seam but is nothing as extensive as yours. I always thought that was the horse equivalent of "cow licks" that people get in their hair.

smrobs 07-07-2013 02:16 PM

Yep, sometimes horses have hair that grows in different directions, like your guy. Like Chevaux said, it's very similar to cowlicks in people.

ilvponies 07-07-2013 02:17 PM

Yes, I think of it as "cow licks" too, but have just never seen it on another horse!

smrobs 07-07-2013 02:30 PM

My gray Mustang has it, but not to the extent of your boy...and his is much harder to see with him being white LOL.

Brenna Lee 07-07-2013 03:44 PM

That is very cool and unique! Is it like this all over his body?


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