Join Date: May 2011
Location: Asherville, Indiana
Has Anyone Heard of This Color Combination?
I rescued a filly a little over a year ago now. No idea what her breed is at the moment, though, we're guessing an Arab mix because of how she's built and the way she carries herself. Anyway, I think her coloring is very unique. Sorry for the lack of pictures, because I have no good ones at the moment. She's covered in winter fur now too and it might be harder to capture the colors with my phone camera.
When she lost all of her baby hair, for a while she was sort of black. Now she's liver chestnut with a lighter sorrel-ish-brown mane and tail. Her tail is a little more blonde, though. And this is all around the ends of the hair. Like they were dipped in paint. All 4 legs, starting around the fetlocks (higher on her front legs) the hair turns totally blonde. Like a dark palamino. They are not white though that is definitely noticeable enough.
She is currently 2 and will be turning 3 around the end of spring. Has anyone seen that sort of coloring combination on a horse (hopefully you can picture it in your head)? Will she keep it or change since she's young? It's kind of funny, over the summer when her hair was short, if the sun shone on her just right she looked purple.
I don't know if it's normal for a liver chestnut horse to have blonde fetlocks and front cannons, then have her color mane and tail. So if I'm stupid then tell me! She's the only liver horse I've ever seen so I don't have a clue.
Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb.
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong.
Last edited by Freelance Cowgirl; 11-30-2012 at 02:54 PM.