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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:08 am
by Izvestia
Ugh. I don’t like white TBs. I’ll never understand why people like them so much.

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:18 pm
by Flanders
Izvestia wrote:Ugh. I don’t like white TBs. I’ll never understand why people like them so much.
I second that. These ones weren't bred for color though, they just happened.

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:47 pm
by Retrospectiv
Many I like......this one in particular I find a bit pig-eyed, and he's terribly thick through the throat latch!

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:43 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Kitano Kaidanji (JPN) - White Muzzle (GB) x Admire Topaz (JPN) by Admire Vega (JPN) (Sunday Silence)

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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:20 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
He'll be hard to miss during a race. :shock:
I can't help but look at a horse with so much white on the face/muzzle and think, 'he'll need lots of sunscreen.' :P
And white is also not my favorite color on a horse, especially when it has no pigment around the eyes. Pink eyelids and pale lashes do tend to make a horse's eyes look 'piggish.' :(

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:31 pm
by Northport
Flanders wrote:
Izvestia wrote:Ugh. I don’t like white TBs. I’ll never understand why people like them so much.
I second that. These ones weren't bred for color though, they just happened.
Agreed. It's one thing for a decently bred white Thoroughbred mare with a good track record to be added to a breeding program, but there are so many white/bred for colour sporthorse nags with no bloodlines to speak of and even less talent that continue to be bred. I guess breeders who make $5,000-$10,000 dollars off of a flashy foal are still making profit, but they're literally aiming to breed mediocre horses.

Can you tell that breeding for colour a hot button issue for me! :lol:

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:58 pm
by Miss Woodford
He's only 3/4 TB, but check out this guy's Birdcatcher spots. His name is Magic Replica, by the TB sporthorse stallion Mystic Replica out of a TB x Belgian mare by Travelling Music. No Appaloosa in him!. Apparently he was born plain bay and the white spots only showed up when he was 5-6 years old.

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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:57 am
by Treve
Retrospectiv wrote:Many I like......this one in particular I find a bit pig-eyed, and he's terribly thick through the throat latch!
I second that... he really is a "solid" looking fellow as I said! I've seen many of the white TBs with better looking eyes and more elegant heads overall. I think I like a lot of the Japanese ones for that reason they're not usually bred specifically for the colour.

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:23 am
by Ridan_Remembered
Magic Replica is striking. Those spots are so eye catching.

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:50 am
by starrydreamer
Miss Woodford wrote:He's only 3/4 TB, but check out this guy's Birdcatcher spots. His name is Magic Replica, by the TB sporthorse stallion Mystic Replica out of a TB x Belgian mare by Travelling Music. No Appaloosa in him!. Apparently he was born plain bay and the white spots only showed up when he was 5-6 years old.
Birdcatcher spots can show up later in life? I didn't know!

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:05 pm
by Miss Woodford
starrydreamer wrote:
Miss Woodford wrote:He's only 3/4 TB, but check out this guy's Birdcatcher spots. His name is Magic Replica, by the TB sporthorse stallion Mystic Replica out of a TB x Belgian mare by Travelling Music. No Appaloosa in him!. Apparently he was born plain bay and the white spots only showed up when he was 5-6 years old.
Birdcatcher spots can show up later in life? I didn't know!
It's actually typical for them to appear around maturity. This is different from Tetrarch spots on a gray horse, which go white before the rest of the body and thus are visible on very young colts. In both cases horses usually have just a few scattered spots though, not covering the entire body like Magic Replica.

The genetics of Birdcatcher/Tetrarch/Bend Or spots hasn't been pinpointed but they are known to run in families. Mystic Replica tends to sire offspring in plain bay wrappers (who can jump the moon!) so it must've been quite a welcome surprise for Magic Replica's owners when he started showing spots.

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:20 am
by Starine

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:03 pm
by lurkey mclurker
oh no :( !@#$%$#@#$ laminitis (I'm assuming from the details)

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:29 pm
by Northport
It sounded like laminitis, but I'm just assuming, since that tends to be the most common 'ongoing foot issue'.

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:00 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Barbara Livingston @DRFLivingston
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GOTTA GO (by Shanghai Bobby), trained by Ian Wilkes, ran a solid second in the Swale in early February and returns in Saturday's Fountain of Youth. @DRFWelsch article: http://www.drf.com/news/wilkes-hoping-g ... by-picture

And face it, as it's easy to spot...anyone who's seen GOTTA GO is crazy about him!
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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:18 am
by sweettalk
holy headgear, batman

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:33 pm
by djnorth
Looks kinda like the Phantom's mask!

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:39 pm
by Ziggypop
sweettalk wrote:holy headgear, batman
I am speechless.

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:54 pm
by sweettalk
Ziggypop wrote:
sweettalk wrote:holy headgear, batman
I am speechless.
? i see a halter, bridle, that string/rope thingy that's supposed to keep horses calm, stud chain, and two people walking him. is he the horse equivalent of a toddler on caffeine? :lol:

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:25 pm
by Northport
It looks pretty standard to me. As a former (female, not so muscular) hotwalker, I rather have a little extra hardware to keep a squirrelly horse calm than be dragged around with no control of a 1,500lbs animal. For a lot of them, once they get a little extra pressure on their nose and/or lip, you barely have to exert any force on the lead shank.