Originally Posted by NdAppy
Counter shading can and does appear on any horse. Only, and I mean only on horses carrying dun it is considered a dorsal.
Smokey buckskin? Are you meaning smokey brown/brown skin? Because cream + bay = buckskin not smokey buckskin.
The smokey gene is what causes the counter shading hence a smokey buckskin being bay, creme and the smokey gene.
It's still a dorsal stripe, it's a stripe going dowen the dorsal aspect of the horse. For breed registries I suppose it isn't. I consider the dun version to be a dun stripe...but let's not argue over terminology. Some say chestnut some say sorrel :)