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Old 08-19-2012, 06:37 PM  
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Medicine Hat ?

I was looking on Craigslist and saw a Medicine Hat horse for sale 97 month old filly) for 85$ . What exactly is a medicine hat . The filly had awhite face and was a sorrel paint . I thought the medicine hat had a patch on the head? Can someone tell me what a medicine hat is ?
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Typically a medicine hat has a spot of color on the top of the head including the ears (hence the hat part) and also usually a spot of color on the flanks; sometimes they may also have some color on the chest but they are minimally colored compared to a tobiano or an overo.

As a side - did you really mean a 97 month old filly? That would be an 8 year old mare???
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Sorry I meant a 7 month old filly. This was a sorrel with a bald face. Maybe she came from a Medicine Hat mare?
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Look at my avatar blue is considered a medicine hat.
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That's what I figured . I think this person might not know what a medicine hat is . The filly for sale looks nothing like a medicine hat horse. She looks more like a paint with a bald face .
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Here's our beautiful Medicine Hat!

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...1447430106.jpg
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So I wonder if my colt would be considered a medicine hat. He had chest shield and one spot in right side of neck. Then he had the bonnet except one side goes down past his eye almost to nose.
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Barnmom, those two spots on his just are adorable!!!
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Thanks Karen she's just as sweet as she is cute! Everyone that has know of or owned a medicine hat says they are very special and the more I get to know this pony the more I believe it. So sweet, willing and trusting.
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Barnmom he looks like he is wearing a baseball cap . They are all gorgeous even with the extra spots.
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My cat is a medicine hat cat. he has a black bonnet, a black spot on his bum and a black tail. Otherwise he is white. Lol.
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Awww, aes we need pics of the medicine hat cat!
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Nicole just told me all medicine hats have the markings on their flanks as well.
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So there is no solid color medicine hats?
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Nicole just told me all medicine hats have the markings on their flanks as well.
And Nicole is the ultimate authority on Medicine Hats?

I've heard that, and that they have to have the "shield" on their chest to be a "true" medicine hat.

The medicine hat mare that I rode as a kid was a white horse with red ears, a red forelock, and not another colored spot on her body.

This is one of those terms that is subject to legend, myth, and interpretation.

But they do seem to make great horses!
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So there is no solid color medicine hats?
The mare I referred to above was as close as you could come. But the medicine hat itself keeps the horse from being solid.
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And Nicole is the ultimate authority on Medicine Hats?

I've heard that, and that they have to have the "shield" on their chest to be a "true" medicine hat.

The medicine hat mare that I rode as a kid was a white horse with red ears, a red forelock, and not another colored spot on her body.

This is one of those terms that is subject to legend, myth, and interpretation.

But they do seem to make great horses!
I guess that mare wasn't a true medicine hat then, not only are the ears colored but between the ears, in front of the ears and it truly looks like a cap!! If it doesn't, not a true medicine hat, don't have to be an expert to tell that!
UHHHHH NO! I never said that and you can cut the attitude right now! She, went on a genetic website for horses and color and it was one of the facts she found, and since we have a classic medicine hat we are interested. One of the other facts was they "could" also have a shield, but ALWAYS have flanks spots.

I swear people, no one ever claimed to be an expert on this subject but I am getting to be an expert on people and I could really do without most!
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