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Difference Between Sorrel and Chestnut

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    01-17-2011, 10:22 PM
Originally Posted by lilruffian    
Precisely There is no actual difference between the 2 colors, though many western people do refer to "liver chestnut" as chestnut.
I ride western and that's how I was taught: Sorrel is the bright orangey colour and chestnut is the darker shade of that..which is apparently liver chestnut.

Until I joined the forum that was always my thought. I'll probably still refer to them like that though because I don't actually know anyone who rides English. :)
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    01-17-2011, 10:45 PM
Green Broke
My lingo is always kinda mixed up lol When I was a kid, I was huge into reading all the horse books I could find & for some reason, nearly everyone of them is written in "english terms".
So when i'm with my riding buddies (and everyone I know rides western in my area) I still say canter instead of lope and chestnut instead of sorrel lol!
    01-17-2011, 10:50 PM
Yeah. If I go sit at Barnes and Noble, reading random horse books, they're all English. I have neverrrr said canter. It's lope. And there are references to english tack. Let's be real, I hadn't even SEEN an English saddle until...September? And that was at a tack auction. It was just the one and it sold for $75 because no one wanted it. Haha.
    01-17-2011, 10:58 PM
Green Broke
Yeah, our local takc ship only ever has one english saddle for sale at any given time & it's been there for years! They don't even sell the bridles or accessories!

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