Winter is coming…

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Okay, it might seem like a stretch to think about winter now when so many of us are looking at triple-digit days, but one of the comments on yesterday’s post had me thinking about seasonal coat changes. Roan horses are notorious for the changes in their color, but many other colors change quite dramatically in winter.

I would like to assemble a collection of comparison shots of summer versus winter coats. This is probably a good time to ask owners, since this is the time to get a good summer shot, and then later get a winter shot of the same horse. I will be doing that with the horses at our barn, but I’d love to have others as well. We have quite a collection of colors there, but like my own mare they tend to appear here a lot. I’d love to have some new faces (and coats). Any color or pattern would be great.

Anyone interested in sending images can use the contact button (the sabino horse to the right), or they can just post them on our spiffy new Facebook page.

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I set up the Facebook page because it is a much easier way for many people to share photos. It is set so anyone can post to the wall, so feel free to put pictures there. (For those that use Facebook, liking the page is a good way to keep up with my somewhat intermittent posting, since the blog is now set up to “share” the posts here to the page.)

Update: There is a page with information on how to submit photos on the main navigation bar.

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2 Responses to Winter is coming…

  1. Dakota_328 August 1, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    I don’t have facebook sorry, but I did set up my own little seasonal coat changes experiments on my divianart account of my horse and of a POA that the barn owners had at the time:
    http://dakota328.deviantart.com/gallery/38426589#/d51n1kb
    http://dakota328.deviantart.com/art/Seasonal-Coat-Change-Stewie-305087759

    P.S. Started your book the other day, really enjoying it so far!

  2. dakota328 August 1, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    I did my own little experiments with seasonal coat change this summer and posted them on my DA account. I don’t have facebook but these are the links to those pages:
    My mare: http://dakota328.deviantart.com/gallery/38426589#/d51n1kb
    A POA gelding the barn owners had: http://dakota328.deviantart.com/art/Seasonal-Coat-Change-Stewie-305087759

    P.S. Started your book, only up to the Pinto patterns so still a long way to read but really enjoying it so far.