No, not that frost. The “other frost;” it’s a year-round thing (and it’s not actually on the pumpkin). The main characters in Book 1, Fool Me Once, and Book 2, A Bitter Wind Blows, are realtors who love to ride. When they’re not working at Horse Country Real Estate or overseeing the development of Riverwood, an equestrian community, they’re out on trails.
They have gaited horses and one of Rickie’s is a buckskin with an unusual feature; it’s a distinctive silvery strip of guard hairs along the crest of his mane and the top of his tail. Buckskin is a dilute color occurring when the cream gene (CCr) lightens the red/brown color of the horse’s coat to a tan/gold, and the cream (Cr) dilution of the red gene further lightens mane and tail hairs to flaxen or white. Frost is found mainly on buckskin horses.
Both Fool me Once and A Bitter Wind Blows are rich in this kind of detail about horses, horse keeping and riding. Book 3, Signs of Life, is as well; it’s the current work in progress, a little more than half done.