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Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

PostPosted: 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

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

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

PostPosted: 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

PostPosted: 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

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:00 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Barbara Livingston @DRFLivingston
3h3 hours ago
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-gotta-go-can-step-derby-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

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

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

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

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:39 pm
by Ziggypop
sweettalk wrote:holy headgear, batman

I am speechless.

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

PostPosted: 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

PostPosted: 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.