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Difference between Sorrel and chestnut?

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    04-12-2013, 11:45 PM
  #11
Foal
Where I'm at, Sorrel horses have a slightly lighter colored lower leg than their body. Chestnuts with blonde or tan manes and tails are called flaxen Chestnuts. Liver Chestnuts are dark. Flaxen Liver Chestnuts look like a silver dapple. And a regular chestnut is any shade of red not mentioned above...
     
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    04-12-2013, 11:55 PM
  #12
Started
Lol this is good example of why the english language is so complicated.
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    04-13-2013, 01:15 AM
  #13
Weanling
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I've seen some call those brown, which is incorrect. This is brown:

     
    04-13-2013, 07:24 PM
  #14
Trained
Shrug. I use them interchangeably. I usually refer to a bright orange color as sorrel and darker, livery color as chestnut. I also only really use sorrel on stock breeds. I wouldn't refer to the bright orange Hanoverian at my barn as sorrel, but I would to the QH near her stall that's the same color.

Either way, most people will understand what you mean when you say sorrel or chestnut.
     
    04-14-2013, 01:22 AM
  #15
Yearling
Okay thanks everyone! This makes more sense. I was wondering if this horse is a chestnut or a sorrel. I was trying to explain someone what color he was but couldn't quite decide. He is the one with the dark brown blanket.
     
    04-14-2013, 01:47 AM
  #16
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You can use either term neither is wrong
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    04-14-2013, 06:12 AM
  #17
Trained
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Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl    
Okay thanks everyone! This makes more sense. I was wondering if this horse is a chestnut or a sorrel. I was trying to explain someone what color he was but couldn't quite decide. He is the one with the dark brown blanket.
Around here, we would call him sorrel.
     
    04-15-2013, 07:30 PM
  #18
Yearling
Same here - sorrel
     
    04-15-2013, 08:31 PM
  #19
Showing
In my area, the Western riders tend to lean towards the term "sorrel" and the English riders use "chestnut". I use them interchangeably.
     
    04-16-2013, 12:01 PM
  #20
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
In my area, the Western riders tend to lean towards the term "sorrel" and the English riders use "chestnut". I use them interchangeably.
Same thing in my area. I've always ridden English, which is probably why I always use chestnut
     

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