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Seal Bay with Red Forelegs?

This is a stock image belonging to tinkerhorse on deviantart of a race horse she photographed in California. Source: http://tinkerhorse.deviantart.com/art/Racehorse-2-200789384

She says in a comment that the horse's legs really were that color and that it's not just a trick of the light. I wish we could see the fetlocks and hooves but this is really weird! Any thoughts as to what might have caused this kind of thing, whether it might have environmental causes or some kind of genetic mutation or a misidentified color? The rest of the horse looks like a seal bay. What's throwing me off is that the forelegs are different color from the hindlegs.

Maybe it's a chestnut with extreme sootiness? But I feel like even then we'd see some red tones in the mane and tail. I dunno, I'm stumped.

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I wonder if it is from some

I wonder if it is from some kind of liniment or brace that bleached out the color?

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It could also be dirt from

It could also be dirt from warm up.

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I feel like dirt wouldn't be

I feel like dirt wouldn't be that satiny, though? It really seems to be the color of his legs. I wanted to look up the horse but the stock photographer didn't make note of his name or anything so all I know is that he's a race horse in California.

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Chimera?

Chimera?

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I wonder if they were

I wonder if they were bleached out, maybe from a chemical or salve or something??

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