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  1. #1
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    Default Grey Horses don't run faster, just look better doing it

    Who said, or attributed as saying basically, "Grey horses don't run faster, they just look better doing it" ?

    Thanks!



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    Don't know but I sure do agree!

    "Pat the horse; kick yourself" - Carl Hester



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    Absolutely.

    It is so unfair about the melanoma thing and the fading, though. Some of the colors they have along the way - the strong dapple stage with black mane & tail are near artwork.



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    Grays are gorgeous! Here is my very own example and he has looked beautiful through all of his stages of color:

    http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...n8-17-2011.jpg

    Here are all of his recent wins:
    http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...nting%20Money/



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    Guess thats why I have 5 to sell



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    Grays are the best!!! Just wish they didn't all have to turn white . . . .
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!



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    Default They don't...

    Quote Originally Posted by oliverreed View Post
    Grays are the best!!! Just wish they didn't all have to turn white . . . .
    Showed a lovely arab mare that was steel gray with black points the day she died. Now she had faded considerably considering she started out life a solid black from head to toe. (Not a single white mark on her.) I have no idea if her gray just didn't fade fast, or what.
    Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
    Originally Posted by alicen:
    What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.



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    Native Dancer

    Spectacular Bid

    Of course a lot of bays and chestnuts ran fast as well.

    As for the melanoma issue, I was just told by a vet who works for my vet that my dapple grey and white now turned "white" Hessen has as much chance of getting melanomas as the all grey horses. The opposite of what the coth experts said about the issue. Now I'm confused. (And while this horse was not fast, Inschallah, the maternal great grandsire of my horse, was pretty cool for a grey from France.)



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    Having decided to keep my first grey ever, the melanoma thing scares me. I hope he escapes that fate. He just turned 5

    Pic 1

    Pic 2

    I would love for him to keep the black mane, tail and black points as he turns white. Fingers crossed!



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    He's lovely! I've had one gray mare with a black mane and tail - they did stay black while I owned her. She was 7 when I sold her and still somewhat gray with black mane and tail:
    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...g/IMG_1312.jpg

    I have a now-all-white Irish Draught, but he started out chestnut, so I expected he would not retain any color as he aged. He's 10 now and totally white.



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