Sunday, March 23, 2008

Unusual Coat Color

Long time readers of this blog know that I have struggled mightily with Brego's coat color. Well, the strangeness has reached all new levels with his spring coat grow out. His new hair is black, as it should be, but it's not coming in uniformly. As a result, Brego looks a bit like some fatty Appaloosa.

Poor guy.

The picture above was taken one day after the pictures of his longe lesson. He looks a lot, er, chunkier when he's not in motion. I think he lets it all hang out when not on duty. Brego takes relaxation to an all new level.


Beckz said...

He is just so big. He must feel incredible to ride. He looks very well and is showing a lot of improvement.

Janine said...

Aw, what a stud. He's looking good, despite the colour havoc. haha.

I'm having problems with Boomer's coat right now too - but that's more related to his shedding fuzz and the gross manure stains on his nice, dapple gray colour. :(

Daun said...

Thanks for the compliments, gang!

It makes the the days until I see him stream by!

I don't know how I lived before Brego, I must have been bored and uninspired. :)

Serena said...

He is dapplelicious! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey, I noticed on your profile that you have Brego's weight as 1500lbs. I was wondering if you have ever weighed him or if that is a weight tape estimate? I think he looks more like 1800 or 2k. What do you think?

Daun said...

Hi there!
I have used a weight tape on Brego, but I believe it to be too low. It showed him at 1350 and it assumes a normal horse's bulk. I also consulted with a vet who works with the Budweiser Clydesdales in San Antonio and he suggested the 1500 number. He has worked with the truly big guys many times and although Brego looks large, he is not nearly as big as most horses of his breed or type.

I plan on getting him weighed as soon as I can for sure, but I would be very very surprised if he is pushing 2k. Next to some full-sized dressage warmbloods, he is positively tiny at just under 17 hands.

I get a kick out of people's shock at what he can do when they are jumping 18+h Westphalian warmbloods 4'. Who do you suppose weighs more?? :)

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness. I have just begun reading your blog and was going back in time to read more when I saw this picture! I have NEVER seen a percheron with coloring like that at any point in their life (and I have 2!) it deffinitely made me laugh. Poor guy I hope his pasture mates didn't tease him :]