Saturday, July 4, 2009

Even the good guy's horse wasn't always white

After having so many people ask questions about the post "Our next white horse, say what?" I thought I would include here a few pictures showing the process a Percheron horse goes through to become an all white horse.

The first picture is of my 2 yr old Percheron filly Duchess who is still almost all black. In the picture to the right of her is our 5 yr old mare Countess who is in whats known as the dappled stage of gray.

The last picture on the bottom is of Duke who is 12 years old and by now pure white with the exception of a few very faint dapples on his hip. All grey horses turn white, and most accomplish this by the age of ten. see, even the "good guy's" horse probably wasn't always white!