horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Izvestia
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Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:08 am

Ugh. I don’t like white TBs. I’ll never understand why people like them so much.
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Flanders
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Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:18 pm

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.
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Retrospectiv
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Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:47 pm

Many I like......this one in particular I find a bit pig-eyed, and he's terribly thick through the throat latch!
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Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:43 pm

Kitano Kaidanji (JPN) - White Muzzle (GB) x Admire Topaz (JPN) by Admire Vega (JPN) (Sunday Silence)

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BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:20 pm

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.' :(
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Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:31 pm

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:
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Miss Woodford
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Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:58 pm

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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Treve
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Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:57 am

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.
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Ridan_Remembered
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Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:23 am

Magic Replica is striking. Those spots are so eye catching.
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starrydreamer
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Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:50 am

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!
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Miss Woodford
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Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:05 pm

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.
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:03 pm

oh no :( !@#$%$#@#$ laminitis (I'm assuming from the details)
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Northport
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:29 pm

It sounded like laminitis, but I'm just assuming, since that tends to be the most common 'ongoing foot issue'.
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:00 pm

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And face it, as it's easy to spot...anyone who's seen GOTTA GO is crazy about him!
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:18 am

holy headgear, batman
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Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:33 pm

Looks kinda like the Phantom's mask!
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:39 pm

sweettalk wrote:holy headgear, batman
I am speechless.
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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:
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Northport
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:25 pm

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.
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