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You are very welcome, Larina....:)
@ p.young713 starting a mission for Hawaii animals sounds like a great idea :D I will try to research this more in the coming weeks. Mahalo!
Thank you Sarah for sharing all that information about this lovely horse. Looking forward to learning more about these awesome animals. Thank you once again :)
I do too!! I just love horses!! :)
Iam such a horse nut!! I thrive on learning new & interesting stuff about them!! ;)
I think that's very interesting historical information, the great warriors horse!! I can just picture this horse riding though the woodlands with a warrior or medicine man!
Wow!! They were war horses? They must have a steady brave, temperament? Horses are such intelligent animals. I have only seen a few of these blue eyed horses over the years.
And, a little more.....Often one or both eyes are partially or totally blue, especially when the area around the eye is unpigmented. There are exceptions, some have dark eyes surrounded by white skin. Legend has the Medicine Hat Horse appearing in Native American culture, being used as a Ceremonial Horse, Buffalo Runner, and a War Horse. Some of the Plains tribes which considered the Medicine Hat to be supernatural protection against harm were the Sioux, Cheyenne, Blackfoot, Comanche and Kiowa Tribes. Being of mostly white coloration, paintings of special symbols were used on Medicines Hats to add strength to the horse and depict special happenings, such as battles and captured ponies, in the life of his rider. There were considered so special that only tribal chiefs and medicine men and great warriors were only allowed to ride them.
Here's more interesting info on these guys.....Medicine Hat Paints are very particular in the marking. They have the "war bonnet" (which if only the war bonnet it would be even rarer) on the head with a break of white between it and any coloring on the face. In addition a shield on the chest and color on the back with no break in color on the back, color on the flanks and the tail has color. Medicine Hat Paint Horse markings had once been highly-prized by certain Native American cultures. These horses were believed to possess certain powers that would render their riders invincible in battle.
Thats a very interesting fact, Sarah!! The "Medicine Hat".
Hi Larina! Thanks for joining my mission with this beautiful horse! He's what I call a "Medicine Hat" Paint. The blue eyes are an added bonus!! :)
"Larina, you could start a mission for Hawaii, plants or animals". I think that would be awesome!! Your welcome. I did not know the I phone app did not show the local missions. I will try and look at mine too. Thanks!!
@ p.young713 I found the horse mission you had suggested. Thank you so much! My iPhone app does not show anything under local missions. Sorry, I'm totally new to this. Wow! There's a lot more missions out there. Awesome!
Thanks p.young713 for the tip. I'm actually in Hawaii and there are no local missions here. I wish there was one though. Thanks for helping me with the horse gene thing.
Very pretty. There is a mission on here for horses, under local missions. You may want to include this beautiful horse. I have seen blue eyes on a horse. Blue eyes is a color gene, mostly seen in horses with bald or bonnet faces. So it is fairly common in Paints.
Hi Alice! Yeah, I'm not too sure about that. I was on trip on Kauai and saw this beautiful horse on the side of the road. I just had to jump out the car to get a shot of it. I'm glad we got lost that day. We don't have a lot of horses where I live, so this was a real treat. Thank for looking :)
Do horses usually have blue eyes?
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Spotted on Oct 10, 2010 Submitted on Jan 13, 2012