Monday, August 31, 2020

August horses: Gunner

Every now and then I meet a horse whose color is so over the top amazing, I think it can not possibly be real. It must be a model horse.
This is Gunner.
I'm ninety eight percent sure that he's a model horse.
Gunner belongs to Angelo's wife's aunt. 
She was out of town last week, so Angelo offered to house and horse sit.
It's a tough life.
Of course, as her friend, I was morally obligated to go over there and take photos of this amazing model horse.
Isn't he something?
I don't know who painted him, but I would like a commission. 
The details are fabulous.
He almost looks real!
Thank you so much for sharing your model horse with me, Angelo.
I really enjoyed meeting him!

11 comments:

  1. LOL. He is very handsome! What model number (aka, breeds) is he?

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    1. He's a registered Paint. I don't know anything beyond that.

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  2. Indeed, he is the very glass and form of fashion. I'm so glad you were able to see him walk the runway!

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  3. Oh wow... gorgeous coloring!

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  4. What would you even call that color!? ❤❤

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  5. Hmmm...Looks like an Extremely Sooty Bay with Minimal Framed Overo Markings and random Roaning that might not be Rabicano, but something else.

    I love guessing the color genetics of the horses on your blog!!

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  6. He is gorgeous! Love those dapples... and all those intricate details :)

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  7. Hmmm... My guess is sooty buckskin going gray with some flavor of sabino? Not completely sure on the gray tho, he doesn't have the ring around his eye like most going-grays and the roan-iness could be part of the sabino... A beautiful horse nonetheless <3

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    1. Not grey. He's an older horse. If he was grey, he'd be grey by now.

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    2. He might have something known as grey inhibitor. I don't think anyone knows exactly how it works still but something suppresses the greying out so even in old age the horse is still only partially grey. An Andalusian called Comico IV was one of the best known examples.

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