Not really a question, just something I find interesting.
First, I got to spend the morning with my horses and it’s amazing what a few hours with horses will do for my mental health. I think we must be enjoying one of the best hobbies ever.
But on to my comment about the way my mare’s winter coat grows in - it comes in much quicker over her pink skin than it does over her black skin. At times, it almost looks like I’ve taken clippers and cut a weird pattern into her coat. It’s most obvious over her hindquarters, less so over her shoulders, and no obvious difference around her head and legs.
I’ve worked with a fair number of pintos before and I don’t remember seeing such an obvious difference on them, but maybe it’s the gray coat that makes it more visible? A friend has a black and white pinto boarder who does the same thing, though a little less obviously, but none of the many pintos at my current barn have hair that grows in like this. (I know. I hiked through the fields and looked. )
Anyway, just thought I’d share some pics because I find it interesting. (The photo with the dark gray tail and dapples was from when she was young.)