Anybody ever seen the legs of a dark bay/black horse bleach out? I farm sit for a family that has a little mare who looks dark bay right when she sheds, but quickly turns buckskin-with-dark-roots. However, her legs are a chocolatey color then. Would the silver dilution do this? She's a tb/appy crossish. maybe POA instead of appy.
Is the mare outside 24/7? Could her coat possibly just be bleaching in the sun really bad? My gelding is a dark bay but bleaches horribly in the summer. Last year he pretty much looked like a sooty buckskin rather than a bay. (and no chances he carries the silver dilution gene)
I firmly believe that the term "Come here, you little piece of shit" was coined by a horse person chasing an errant poop ball around a stall.