Rabicano White Pattern
Similar to roans with with slightly different characteristics, rabicano creates a pattern of white hairs that radiate from the horse’s flank, between the front legs and sometimes under the throat latch and throughout the coat. This pattern can be found on any color or pattern, including grey and is commonly found in Arabians and Quarter Horses.
There are two specific characteristics that are found only within the rabicano pattern. Not all rabicano animals will exhibit both, but they will usually display at least one.
Also called coon tail, skunk tail in rabicanos is generally only at the top of the tail and rarely a stripe all the way through. This factor makes some believe that the pattern is somehow related to sabino.
Sometimes roaning from the flank can run across the barrel towards the shoulder, this can form into vertical stripes which appear to follow the ribs.