Peek a boo! I see you...
Kat has this weird thing about ducking under the rail to stand in the dirt. He does it because he can. Although the cement provides a nice level place for him to stand, easy clean up for me and all that, he prefers the dirt. I'm sure the dirt is a bit softer on all the joints- for me too, but it can be annoying that he does this. Of course a lot of it is, he is trying to reach the weeds and grab a snack while he patiently awaits what is to come.
Although this series of pictures doesn't begin to capture the depth of his coloring, he has gotten to be incredibly dark brown lately. I took these to show a friend of mine the richness of such. Seems the work is doing him good on a few different levels. No supplements, nothing different, if anything he is now on a Bermuda blend diet instead of straight alfalfa. It has helped with his weight, but his coat is now an incredibly deep, rich, chocolate brown.
Although he has an incredible amount of roaning mainly focused on the crest of his neck, covering his sides and leading down his back to his spot on the butt... His hocks remain dark until winter and his face remains the same deep brown color of his body. Even in winter, the winter hair on his points, turns a golden color, rather than dark.
What had started off as someone cast off has turned out to be a horse of not only a different color, but many colors. He always attracts attention where ever we go. Thing about it is, I hardly ever use a curry comb on him, dust him off with a stiff brush before working, rinse him on occasion and waa-laa he remains a deep color with a wicked shine, the whitest whites and no bleaching, color enhancing shampoos or supplements. Can you imagine the results if I did use any of that?