The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears.
Arabian ProverbThis is Bounce. He is a purebred Arabian and a real character and fits his name. I took this photo two weeks ago. Bounce is losing his hair. Two-thirds of his facial hair is gone now, large spots on his body and almost all of the mane and tail.
The vet was out on Monday and she is fairly confident he has Alopecia. She took a couple of skin biopsies and some blood to check for thyroid and anything else it could possibly be, but it's more than likely that. It's an auto immune disease and it's not treatable. If he continues the hair loss he is experiencing, he will need to be put down. He is 8 years old.
He was a successful halter horse as a yearling and he made some money. He loved to show halter. He is rideable, although he is nervous about the mounting process, but once up he's really good. He's beautiful and he's a mischievous character who always wants to be in the center of everything. He plays harder then any of them and he's always good for a laugh.
I hope his hair loss stops. I have too many horses, but this is not the way I want to cut down the numbers.