Or for zebra stripes on a dun horse.
Boss is a dun, demonstrated by the dorsal stripe (the black line down his back), ears dipped in ink, dark markings on his withers (where neck meets back), black below the knee, and lighter colored guard hairs at the top of his mane and tail. All of these are considered "primitive" markings because dun is the color seen in early cave paintings of horses, in Przewalski's horse (an Asian wild horse), and in many American mustangs.
Obvious zebra stripes on the legs are less common but also go along with the "primitive" dun gene.
Besides having beautiful, unique markings, Boss is full of zest and zip on the trail. He's as quick as a zephyr, not too zany, and full of zeal.He isn't one to stop and smell the zinnias or zig-zag when the going is steep, He can zoom to the next zip code. But when the time is right, he knows how to relax, too!
Zounds, let him sleep. All that zinging on the trail left him feeling a bit zonked.For more Z's from Denise Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday, click here.