Originally Posted by Snookeys
Hm see, I was always led to believe SORREL was the lighter red color, and chestnut was darker. I always thought there was a difference, and recognized chestnut and sorrel as two different colors.
Edit: read this: Chestnut and Sorrel
They are the same thing, only in "western" terms, a sorrel is a chestnut horse & a chesnut is what would be termed a liver chesnut in "english" terms lol.
Kind of like how "western" folks call a canter a lope.