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i got her last like sep/oct when she had already started her thick winter coat so i didn't notice it before,but now she is all shedded out and she has the crazy textured lines running down both sides of her neck! i looked at some pics of brindle horses and she looks (to me) like she might be brindling a little...what do you think? in some pics i smoothed them down and in other pics i fluffed the hair against the grain. they are there all the time..not an allergy or anything like that. they are kind of raised up in a weird way,though....anyways..here are the pics...let me know what ya' think! thanks!:) p.s...i have only noticed them on both sides of her neck/shoulders....and a little bit on the underneath/side of her belly....

Also...is there a test for brindle?
 

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in the first pic in the second batch of photos there is a sweat mark,because i took the pics right after i finished riding her :) i finally remembered to bring my camera for pics,but i forgot to until i was grooming her later...sorry :)

other than the small sweat marks,no she is not wet at all.
 

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what do you think it could be if it is not brindle? i have tried doing some research..but haven't come up with anything yet....:)thanks!
 

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To me, it looks like long-ish hair that has been wet then dried (or in the process of drying) not completely straight - this happens a lot on the neck, especially after work or a bath.
Just my opinion, no, I don't think she is changing color. I have no idea about brindle though, I would assume it isn't something a horse "grows into" if you will.
 

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I would think it is just how her hair lays.

Wildey has a horrible coat that lays all over the place, and makes him look almost mottled!
 

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hmm..i don't know if she had it before,though as i bought her when her coat was already pretty long...i have only had her maybe 7-8 months or something....and she just finished shedding.

the lines are there ALL the time...no matter what. she just happened to be a little sweaty in some of these pictures,but they are there when she is completely dry all the time,too. and they are often kind of raised up.

i haven't seen anything like it in any of the other 20 odd horses i have owned,but maybe it is common....

does anyones horse coat do this? could you post pics?

i am just so curious about it...thanks!
 

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I agree. Looks like her hair just lays like that. It can happen when they press up against something in a pattern like that.
 

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I agree. Looks like her hair just lays like that. It can happen when they press up against something in a pattern like that.[/QUOTE]


hmm...that is what i am trying to say though.....it is there ALL the time,wet or dry,inside or outside,just ridden or not, it has been like that for almost a month now without change...ever since she was about done shedding.

i haven't seen a horses lay in stripes like that ever before,but i suppose it could be possible..hmm...i will keep trying to find more info or pics i suppose...

thanks for the replies!:D
 

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Those lines happen on my horse when she lays down in the pasture... like on grass or hay. Could that be a possibility? The lines can last for quite a while.
 

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Here is a pic of Wildey - See how the hair on his neck almost curls back the other way? But still has some spots where is lays properly? He has this all the time on his neck, except when his coat is super short in summer. It gets worse when he sweats.
 

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I don't think that is brindling at all. With the brindle you will see a more jagged edge. That almost appears to be straight lines or stripes. Her hair probably just grows in weird in those spots. But definately wouldn't call that brindle.
 

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Your horse isn't a brindle, it's just the way her coat lays.

Brindle horses are born that way; it's not something they grow into.

My Great Dane is a brindle and was born with the coat color. It's the same for brindle horses:





 

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It doesn't look like brindling to me, looks like fur grown from neck creases.

But if you really think it's brindling, you can find out for sure by having her double DNA typed. Since brindle is generally associated with chimerism, Have a test done on several places on her skin, (including non matching color spots) and also on her blood. If the DNA profiles don't match, it means she's brindle. And it means she's also chimeric.
 

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after seeing those pics..i don't think it is brindling :) i guess she just has weird markings.

thanks for all the replies!
 
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