Does your horse have chestnuts?

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LostandFound

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So I was busy doing a really terrible clip job for our show debut and I noticed something on my mare's leg. Or rather something not on her legs. She has no chestnuts. And a really bad clip job besides. But seriously, I have never seen that before, is it a mini thing?
 

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I have a couple that are missing chestnuts on their back legs; but have them on their fronts. Can't recall if I've seen it in full size horses or not.
 

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Teeny tiny ones, hard to explain but it's almost like a small bald patch without the "chestnut" itself.
 

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I knew my horse couldn't be the only one! She is missing all 4 with no spots for them to go. Google says Caspian horses don't have any, and they are a tiny horse.
 

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Midnight has large ones. I put vaseline on them, and the next day am able to peel them off. My farrier won't do them.
 

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Midnight has large ones. I put vaseline on them, and the next day am able to peel them off. My farrier won't do them.
Wow! You can peel them right off? I only recall them on my big guys and at very different amounts. I'll have to check the minis closer. They're so harry it's hard to tell sometimes. :)
 

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Both of our mini's have all 4 chestnuts, they are really small though, especially on their back legs. So we don't mess with them at all.
 

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