Discussion in 'Horse Rescue / Adoption' started by Dona Worry, May 11, 2016.
This is a rescue horse I have recently bought. She was said to be an appaloosa, probably because of her spots, but she has a long fluffy tail, and seems really long-bodied. Is she somethig else?
Not all apps have little tails (my apps tail is thick and touches the ground), she does appear to have stripped hooves and that is an app trait. However, I don't think I've seen that kind of spotting before.
did a little research and those may be Birdcatcher spots
Birdcatcher Spots Explained
What does that mean? I am new to all this, please bear with me!
Oh, now I see your link. So she could be anything at all?
Birdcatcher spots would not be a breed indicator. So basically puts you back at square one.
Thank you! Any suggestions for finding out?
It will be easier to tell once she has had some decent feed and a proper hoof trim, I am just curious if anyone had an idea come to mind looking at her!
Appaloosa’s usually have mottled skin which can be clearly seen on the face, and the spots are dark on white in either a blanketed, snowflake, or leopard pattern.
The white spots on this horse are most likely caused by the loss of pigment due to damage in the pigment producing cells. This could have been caused by a reaction to insect bites, fungus or bacteria.
I would guess that this horse is some type of Arab Cross.
I can't wait to see your after pics, I think she is going to be a looker when you get her up to weight again.
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