Mealy
































Mealy, also known as pangare or light-pointed, is a modifier that lightens certain portions of the coat. Mealy places tan or white hair 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. The cause or inheritance mealy is not known at this time but it has been found to be genetic.

Foals often have mealy as part of the foal coat and it disappears with age. It is thought to be a form of camoflauge.


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 tobiano with mealy. Chickadee, 2018, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Chestnut with mealy. Judy's Little Smooch, 2018, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Dakota Sky's Cody 2 Socks. Wild pony, 2008, Picture by Amanda Geci.


Bay mare and foal with mealy. Wild mare and foal, 2007, 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.