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New Pinterest boards

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I have uploaded a few new boards to the Equine Tapestry Pinterest site. These all deal with different types of sootiness, which I’ll be talking about a little bit in my next blog post. These boards are not complete, because there are a few types that I have not included, and some of the boards are quite sparsely populated with just a few pins. I will likely be adding to these in the next few weeks, but I wanted to get the set up so I could reference them easily in future posts.

This will also—I hope— eventually get tied back in with the set of posts on pigment-type switching, because this is related to that, too.

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More information on patchy smoky creams

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I want to thank everyone who provided links and information on horses like the one in the previous post. I encourage those interested in this to read the comments section, where there are more foals with these types of markings. There are also comments on the Equine Tapestry Facebook page. Because some readers have had difficulty with WordPress comments (or links in them), I have gone ahead and put together a Pinterest board with some of the links in the comments. That can be found here.

It does seem likely that this is linked to the smoky cream color, which is a genetically black horse with two copies of the cream dilution. It also appears that most of these foals either lose the markings with age, or at least lose the strong contrast. Someone also shared a classic champagne foal with similar markings, which also faded with age. Classic champagnes are also genetically black.

This ties in with some questions I have had about how cream interacts oddly with the sooty pattern. I have been assembling photos for that post for a while now, and will try to get that up in the next few weeks.

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Join the conversation!

Just a little administrative stuff here. When I started this blog, what I had in mind was a place where people could talk about topics covered in the Equine Tapestry books. There is a lot of information in the first volume of the series, and more to come in the subsequent ones (I say this as I eye the huge stack of notes about pony breeds sitting here beside me), but even so only a fraction of the information is in the books. I though the blog could serve as a place to share that extra information, if it was wanted, but in many ways it has taken on a life of its own. I wanted a conversation, and I certain have gotten that. I just did not expect it to reflect my own rambling, subject-jumping speaking habits quite so closely!

But it is a conversation, and I encourage readers to participate. Feel free to leave a comment here on the blog itself, or send a message through email. You can find that by clicking the sabino horse image under the “Contact Me” button. Questions, observations, photos and links are always welcome. Sharing these makes for a richer experience for everyone.

I also encourage those who participate on Facebook to “Like” our page there. Because I am pretty strict about photo permissions here, and because WordPress is not set up for easy back-and-forth sharing of pictures, many readers use the Facebook page to link to interesting horses online. From time to time the subjects covered here get expanded upon over there. (I do have a personal Facebook page, but it is usually filled with terribly mundane comments about my family members rather than interesting images of horses.)  Clicking on the image below will take you to the page for Equine Tapestry.

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I also keep a set of Pinterest boards with collections of links to unusual horses, all sorted into categories and, in some cases, testing status. I need to add to them, but Pinterest is a terrible place for encouraging time-wasting, as the completely unrelated boards full of recipes I will not make, and home decorating projects I will not start, would suggest. Separating out those personal boards and putting together an exclusively horse color Pinterest account is on my list of things to do, but that is a long list! Clicking on the image below will take you to the boards.

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As a final note, I have some updates on the books themselves, but I will handle that in a separate post.

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