Big Brown Horse is once again turning brown. By late summer he was looking suspiciously like a buckskin. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but he just didn't look like his normal, dark brown self.
Izzy looks pretty good as a buckskin, although he loses all of his shine. Even so, I've never bought or sold a horse because of his color. Well that's not exactly true. When I bought Speedy I was looking for a gray, but you don't have to search very hard to find a gray Arabian.
Like it does each September, Izzy's nearly black coat popped out almost overnight.
I think it's fascinating how quickly he loses his faded coat color. It literally changes every single day during the end of September through the beginning of October.
By the next day, he was an even darker shade of brown, almost black in fact.
By early November he'll be seal brown with dapples. But of course by mid-winter, he'll be back to his lighter coat color. Just for comparison, here's that August photo again.
I've never had a horse whose coat changed that dramatically from season to season. There should be a prize for this. Can we at least get a ribbon?