Mealy, also known as pangare or light-pointed, is a modifier that lightens certain portion of the coat. Mealy puts light colored hair generally around the muzzle, belly, inner forearms, and inner thighs. It can occur on any color and varies in intensity. Minimal to moderate intensity is what has been found in Chincoteagues. Foals often have mealy as part of the foal coat and it disappears with age. The cause or inheritance mealy is not known at this time, however it is very common in several breeds.
Chestnut with mealy. Lyra's Vega, 2016, Picture by Amanda Geci.
Chestnut tobiano with mealy. Kimball's Rainbow Delight, 2011, Pictures by Amanda Geci.
Bay with mealy. Wild pony, 2011, Picture by Amanda Geci.
Bay mare and foal with mealy. Wild mare and foal, 2007, Picture by Amanda Geci.
Dark bay tobiano+sabino with foal mealy. Wildest Dreams, 2008, Picture by Amanda Geci.
Chestnut with foal mealy. Wild foal, 2010, Picture by Amanda Geci.
Chestnut with foal mealy. Wild foal, 2007, Picture by Amanda Geci.
Buckskin with foal mealy. Colt out of Living Legend, 2007, Picture by Amanda Geci.