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    Talking Holy dapples, Batman!

    Did anyone catch the photos from the Hunter Derby at WEF on Sunday? Check out the dapples one Timber Ridge! They don't even look real!

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/photos_videos?nid=42025



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    He looks like one of those painted in a foreign country that doesn't have horses plastic horses.

    But I have seen horses that shed out looking like that...but hard to believe that the horse is at that level of show only partially shed out.
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    His dappling is really remarkable. I was there on Sunday and everyone watching was commenting on it.



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    He is owned by Shane George, a very, very good horseman. I don't know anything about this particular horse, but something I have noticed in many years past is the coats on his horses at Indoors. If you look at a group of beautifully turned out horses with absolutely glistening coats and yet still one stands out, it is one cared for by Shane George*.

    *I was once introduced to Shane George, I most likely would recognize him if he walked into the room, but he would have no idea who I was nor would he know my name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHT View Post
    He looks like one of those painted in a foreign country that doesn't have horses plastic horses.

    But I have seen horses that shed out looking like that...but hard to believe that the horse is at that level of show only partially shed out.
    He's not shed out—he's likely been body clipped several times this winter, as most show hunters are. Combine that with a lot of good grooming and you can get dapples like that.



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    Sooty buckskin?? Super pretty horse!



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    He's gorgeous! Is he a stallion?
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    I googled sooty buckskin with dapples.... I'm convinced.

    http://www.morgancolors.com/buckskin.htm

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    My first thought was "Wow." Second thought was "horse of a different color." He's got some genetic things going on for that kind of dappling. It's not just good food, good grooming.
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    I'm always confused when people comment how dapples equate to good grooming and excellent health. Will someone explain to me how health has anything to do with dapples? I have a mare who dapples nicely - she's not treated any differently than my other horses, who dapple at different times of the year but never as nice as she does.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HorseKrazy View Post
    I googled sooty buckskin with dapples.... I'm convinced.

    http://www.morgancolors.com/buckskin.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by HorseKrazy View Post
    Sooty buckskin?? Super pretty horse!
    That was my second thought (after "wow, what a gorgeous horse"). I wonder what his breeding is? There aren't many warmbloods with the cream gene, so maybe he has some thoroughbred in there that carried it.



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    Is this the same horse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW09rw7luHo?

    He looks like a bay and doesn't have a dorsal stripe... Probably not buckskin, but could be the wrong horse



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    After searching USEF, it looks like his breeding is:
    TIMBER RIDGE (4894349)
    Foal Date: 1/1/2001
    Breed: HOLSTEINER
    Color: Bay Sex: G
    Sire: CORIANO
    Dam: LAVALETTA

    If Coriano is the same as Coriano Z, pictures can be found here: http://www.showjumpinginternational....coriano-z.html

    And it looks like the dam can be seen here: http://trelawnyfarm.com/mares.html

    Both are bay, so I have nothing to add in terms of genetics and what not.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kbrethauer View Post
    Is this the same horse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW09rw7luHo?

    He looks like a bay and doesn't have a dorsal stripe... Probably not buckskin, but could be the wrong horse
    I think it's the same horse. And he looks an awful lot like the grulla we had at our barn...even in that video. Grullas don't have to have the dorsal stripe...but I'd wonder where the genes for that color came from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hundredacres View Post
    I'm always confused when people comment how dapples equate to good grooming and excellent health. Will someone explain to me how health has anything to do with dapples? I have a mare who dapples nicely - she's not treated any differently than my other horses, who dapple at different times of the year but never as nice as she does.

    Good nutrition/grooming may not give a horse dapples, but the opposite will surely remove them.
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    Don't think he's buckskin or anything like that. Looks like a sooty bay. Gorgeous.
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    I have a bay TB who gets VERY dapply like that. I don't have a photo of him in total dapple glory but this is partial...

    http://s5.photobucket.com/user/vxf11...28731641524733

    Many times people thought my horse was buckskin. Nope, just light and dappled on his summer coat. 'Course, the hoss we're talking about here is MUCH nicer than mine and lovely with his dapples.
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    I know a dark bay HOL/Clyde cross (yes, you read that correctly ) who started dappling like that in his mid-teens.
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    In other pictures he looks pretty solidly bay, especially at indoors. It could be the Florida sun really bringing them out. We had one that has gorgeous dapples in the summer but is plain bay (even clipped) in the winter.



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