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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Can horses have birthmarks? I know they get unique whorl patterns in various places of their body, especially on the forehead and neck. I was wondering about the white spot on Annie just above her elbow. Here's a closeup. Is it just the coat pattern or a birthmark? Isn't it interesting that Annie is labelled "gray" but at closer inspection, she's not gray at all! I think I'd call her a flea bitten rose gray. Anyone care to guess what part of the body this is? I think it looks kind of cool, the way it flares out, like a peacock's tail.
Also, I wanted to follow up on my "skinny" post. Although she looks a bit thin on her topline, she still has fat. Check out between her back legs! At least she hasn't used up all her reserves yet. I do believe a lot of the problem is the weight of the foal pulling down on her back. Still, I hope to fatten her up some more before she foals in June.
I'm grey - song: Tin Machine, artist: Tin Machine, album: Tin Machine