The horse is an elegant and majestic creature, however the the most amazing thing about the horse is the diversity in each different animal. No horse is the same, all have their own unique trait whether it be in their looks, personality or talents. Here is a collection of the most unusual coat colours in 23 different horses.
Cremello Akhal- Teke
This magnificent breed of horse is so amazingly unique it is the national emblem of the Turkmenistan region of where it originiates. They are nicknamed ‘golden horses’ and I am sure you can see why.
Gray is an unnatural colour in horses due to artificially selected breeding. White grey horses are born with black skin whilst true white horses are born with pink skin.
Black and White Pinto
A pinto’s coat refers to one that features any combination of white and another colour. The contrast of this horse’s gorgeous coat is so eye-catching it is difficult to look away.
This horse is born with the ‘creamy gene’ which makes his coat look so creamy. When a horse has this gene pure, it results in a stunning white colour.
Buckskin is a coat that is found across many breeds of horses. All of the hair on the base of the coat is diluted with a red colouring, however the mane, tail and legs are unaffected.
This pinto is a mix of pinto and buckskin, having the white colour mixed with the deep red colouring or buckskin.
Silver Dapple Pinto
The colouration and pattern of this horse is beautiful, as if the horse is covered in snow flakes. His white mane and tail accentuate the affect exquisitely.
Rabicano is described also as ‘white ticking’. This is a coat colour prominent in the tail and side flanks of this horse.
Sabino refers to groups of white spotted patterns on the hair and the skin of a horse. The irregular pattern on this horse’s body and face showcases the sabino gene beautifully.
The silver buckskin is a similar version of the silver dapple gene. The extreme contrast shown in this horse’s colouring is mesmerizing.
The champagne gene of a horse refers to the gene that changes the dark colour or a horse’s skin and makes it looks lighter. This horse showcases this as her black coat appears a soft brown.
A golden champagne is subtle but beautiful. The horse has chestnut coloured skin that usually appears gold in horses such as this one who have the champagne gene.
Brindle colour is not usually associated with horses. On the rare occasion that a horse does inherit this gene the horse will inherit tiger striping due to the vertical markings on the skin.
Usually horses with flaxen colouring are pale yellow, however this horse is a deep chocolate brown that works beautifully with the contrasting tones in his mane and tail.
The Appaloosa breed are known for their spotted coat however this horse has a very interesting pattern which almost looks like a leopard’s.
The roan gene allows horses to have dark underlying coats that appear to have a bluish hue to them. As you can see on this horse the head and legs are not usually affected by the roan colouration.
This horse looks like a bandit in reverse with his white mask across the eyes. This colouring is very unique and rare.
Friesian and Appaloosa Cross
This foal is gorgeously elegant with his interesting coat as a result of the friesian and appaloosa cross and his long legs accentuating his gracefulness.
This horse has a beautifully contrasted coat, however what is incredible about him is that the word ‘horse’ is spelled across his side.
Dying Mini Horse Saved By 3-D Printed Hoof
A miniature horse named Shine was recently attacked by dogs and was considered unlikely to survive until veterinarians suggested creating a prosthetic limb using a 3D printer.
Shine’s hoof became infected after the dog attack and had to be amputated to keep Shine alive. After a 2-hour surgery, Shine had a completely new prosthetic limb and a second chance at life.
The prosthetic was created using radiograph scans of Shine’s hoof to create an exact replica.
Shine’s owners published this statement online:
Shine is a beautiful horse inside and out. On December 29, 2015 Shine was viciously attacked by a dog/dogs while standing in his paddock … Shine had punctures to his face, his bottom lip was torn, his front knee gashed open and his rear fetlock covered in blood … It was the worst thing I have ever seen in my life.
Shine healed up everywhere except his rear leg. It progressively got worse … Dr. Goodrich thought he would be a great candidate for amputation surgery and a prosthetic if he survived the surgery.
Although Shine was going to be a show horse, his owners have decided that they’d like to use Shine as an inspiring example, taking him to visited wounded soldiers and kids with disabilities.
‘If Shine can survive a life changing traumatic experience we want to encourage others to hold on and never give up either,’ they said.
How much does it cost to build a ball court cover?
How much does it cost to build a ball court cover?
Ball court covers are great community investments; allowing people to play and exercise year-round.
But how much would it cost to build a court cover? Exact figures differ (you can get an exact quote in 24 hours here), but below is an estimate of the different price ranges you can expect to pay.
Smaller projects include things like covers for playgrounds, rather than entire ball court covers.
Small projects could be as large as 12m x 24m.
Cost range: $10,000 – $30,000
Medium covers include full-sized ball court covers, ranging in size up to 30m x 23m.
Cost range: $30,000 – $90,000
Large projects often cover multiple courts. These projects are often built by schools and large recreation centres. They range in size up to 48m x 43m.
Cost range: $90,000 – $300,000