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.
10 Genius Equestrian Tips & Tricks
Horsey people are always on the lookout for ways to make life a little easier in the barn and with the overall care of your horses. Here are ten genius ideas that no equestrian can live without.
Everyone knows the uncomfortable feeling of tight new riding or paddock boots, that give you discomfort and even blisters at times. To prevent this from happening when your breaking in your new boots, wear slightly wet socks to soften the leather and mould it to your leg and foot.
Do you hate it when your horse’s whites turn yellow? Ketchup is a good solution to re-whiten a horse’s mane and tail. Apply a liberal amount of ketchup to the mane and tail and leave it to soak for about 10-20mins. Rinse the ketchup and repeat as many times as needed. This might seem a strange solution for whitening, however the red of the ketchup lifts the yellow colour out and brings out the white.
When you need to crush pills and give them to your horse in the form of paste we have an easy way to do this. Try to put all of the pills in the syringe and suction some water in as well and wait for them to dissolve. This is a lot less messy than crushing the pills up, making a paste and trying to scoop it into the syringe.
To avoid forgetting your scrub brush, you can attach them to your buckets. This way you can prevent that annoying feeling of having to go back and get the brush if you forget it.
Do you find tacking up difficult? Add small swivel snaps to your breast plate or breast collar to make tacking up faster and easier. You can also do the same with reins, but it is best to ask your trainer first.
If your horse is the nervous skittish type and gets nervous being alone in the stall or trailer, hang a safety mirror in front of him. A horse like this will usually feel better if they can see another horse. If your horse is food aggressive, hang the mirror away from his hay pile.
If your horse is one to get bored easily, here is a little trick to keep him entertained. Cut a few apples into pieces and put them in the water trough. Let your horse use creativity and innovative to get the apples.
Gardening aprons are the perfect solution for a grooming apron. They have pockets, so you can hold things in there whilst completing tasks like braiding your horse’s mane.
Zip ties do a beautiful job of fixing different things in the barn, they can fix broken tack, help mend fences etc. They come in different sizes and colours and are perfect for tagging individual horse’s gear as well.
You know the annoying clang from cross ties? Well we found a way to get rid of it. Simply tie tennis balls at the ends of the cross ties and this prevents the noise.
Building A Warehouse: A Case Study
Many of our clients who are considering building find it useful to see a previous project to understand the process.
Below, we look at the construction of a large warehouse in Daylesford, which was erected in 2016 and is currently leased out to commercial tenants.
Our client planned on building an 80 x 30 x 6.5 metre warehouse in Daylesford. He intended to lease the space to commercial clients to operate a business out of.
He also had previous experience building for the purpose of renting to local business, so had a strong understand of the demand for warehouse space.
DESIGNING THE BUILDING
In order to meet the requirement of commercial operations, our client worked closely with our engineers to ensure the building would hold up to robust commercial use. This including strengthening structural component and ensuring that the wall could bear a load if they were required to.
Give the size of this project, the total cost came between $340,000 and $360,000.
Approximately $270,000 of this cost when to the kit itself (the components of the steel structure). And additional $72,000 went towards the erection of the building.
THE FINISHED PROJECT
The project was erected without a problem, and is now fully functional with reliable tenants operating a business from the site.
See images of the project below, including aerial drone footage.
Before & after construction: