Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl
So if a horse has like a light brown color like Glynnis horse does on their legs that would be a brown? I have to get pics of gypsy.
Without having pictures, it's tough to say, but those lighter soft points are usually the most obvious indicator that differentiates a Bay and Brown horse. These lighter points are usually located on the flanks, inner legs (both front & back), underside of the belly and muzzle. My mare also gets light brown eye shadow. It's easier to tell in Winter because you can rule out sun fading as a factor. In Lilly's case, her lighter points become a lot more obvious in Winter vs. Summer. If Gypsy's coat is similar, I would venture to say she is a brown. Also keep in mind that my mare is at the darker end of the Brown spectrum. Many Browns are a little lighter, but consistently have those softer points. A good thread to visit if you want to see the different variations is the Badass Brown
Lilly in Summer Lilly7.jpg
Winter - please excuse that these are absolutely wretched pictures, they just show her brown points really well. DSCN2278.jpg DSCN2270.jpg