Originally Posted by lilruffian
If he fades to bay in the summer he is probably brown.
Do you have more photos of him when he is not clipped?
You can't always go by registration papers either, as many people will call a brown horse black and the registry will not always correct this.
Isn't that the truth - according the searchable JC records, Aero (aka Lady Brave Heart) is a chestnut -- she is bay as bay can be. I finally reached out to the JC because the marking descriptions and part of the tattoo we could read all matched - everything but the color (and that is kind of a big discrepancy). I received confirmation that Aero is the horse in question, a mistake had been made on her foal papers and that there had never been a request filed to correct the foal papers -- all her other records carried the correct color description. I can't say I understand all of how the JC papers work, but coming direct from the JC that this IS the horse in question and then having it verified when we located her original owner/breeder is all the convincing I need. So, officially if you look up her tattoo you will get a "chestnut filly" result, when she is anything but.