Well, we can officially say that Bay Girl is now, erm.... Rabicano Girl? Ok, not really, but she IS rabicano for sure!
She says please help me, I am having a very bad hair day.
Much better. Also, that is her extremely exasperated face.... check out the red colt eating her lead rope. He is such a pest... it's hard to scold him when he chews on me or does something naughty, because it scares her to death whenever I make any sort of a bossy move at all, even if it is directed at him and not her.
Here's the rabicano proof up close!
Note the specific pattern of the white barring on her tail. That is classic rabicano. And if you look VERY closely - and trust me, I had to look closely too because I had never noticed it before now! - you can see the VERY subtle roaning on her flanks, right at the stifle/flank junction. Rabicano it is!
So far, the name "Bay Girl" has just stuck along with her, kind of as homage to her nameless past... but now that it doesn't even really accurately describe her anymore, I feel like it really is time to give her a new name. But I have no idea WHAT name!
Also, remember how I was describing the very, very, VERY saggy mom-belly? This is what I am talking about:
The anti-topline is obviously explainable, but the vast belly is a bit concerning. It is more vast than I would expect for a regular-sized mare who is currently nursing but is open... hmmm. Thoughts?