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post #1 of 5 Old 01-09-2013, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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This is another one of my horses pasture mates. He is a gelding. I do not own him. He is a mustang quarter horse X. He is a bay, but is he a bay, or Cherry/red bay?

I think he is just a bay, but not sure.

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These are the best pictures I could get.
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-09-2013, 03:18 PM
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Hes bay. Bay is bay is bay. Genetically, all bays are the same.
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-09-2013, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432 View Post
Hes bay. Bay is bay is bay. Genetically, all bays are the same.
^^ This.

But, just wanted to add that many horses change 'shade' over their lifetime and even seasonally (due to environmental factors or nutitrion, for example). There are a lot of descriptors out there that people use to describe the exact shade a horse is, but they're not scientific terms, and it doesn't mean that horse will always be described by the same word. A horse that is described as blood bay right now might be a bright coppery bay next season. And you'll even find that people have a different idea of what those terms even mean.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-09-2013, 05:30 PM
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Breezy do you have permission from the owners of these horses to even be posting these pictures (this horse and the other one I mean)?
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-14-2013, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, I do, I would not be posting them if I didn't. I am allowed to post them on facebook, and stuff, so I don't see why not on here. I am the one who took the pics, and spends the most time with them... so they don't have a problem what I do with the pics.
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