Having just recently figured out that my yearling filly is a Perlino(I was told she was Cremello when I first got her, but then her M & T got so dark there was no way she could be
) rather than a Cremello, I was wondering if they had any particular health issues?
I've heard white horses can get all sorts of problems from the sun, but she never, ever
seems to burn. My paint mare who has a nice big blaze on her face gets blisters on her nose, but all I can see on the baby's nose is freckles(and lots of em!)!
But, since she isn't actually
white, she's more cream, will she have any issues with the sun more than darker horses? Will she be more susceptible to cancers, blindness, etc.?
I also did a little research, and almost all of the people who commented on this or that article/post said that neither their Cremellos or Perlinos burn, but rather their horses with actual white markings do. I'm thinking it's because even Cremellos aren't really white, but cream? Any thoughts?
Mainly, I want to know if there is any special care or issues that might come up with Perlinos, as is rumored with Cremellos. Do I have to be obsessive with sun screen and fly masks/sheets if she never burns? Are her hooves really weaker? Thank you for any information and advice!