Our mares papers says she's sorrel- she is definitely red- but she has lots of roans on her papers! Lots!
I noticed her legs from the knee and hocks down are darker red than her body- she's got white hairs intermixed throughout her whole body not noticeable till you get close and some spots have more than others (patches of white intermixing hairs)
her mane on the natural side is kinda orangish- the middle is white hairs (lots) and when I flip her mane (underneath) theres a white line where her body and mane (crest) starts about an inch thick then her mane goes to an orangy deep red with white hairs mix. Her tail has white in it too.
Ill take pictures tomorrow- this will be my motivation so I don't forget about it, lol.
Im thinkin she's definitely a red roan just one that hasent got many white intermixed hairs.. I don't know much about roaning- she don't get darker if she scrapes her hair off and is a little older (14-16) and I notice the white hairs are back fuller this year than they were last year and her mane has crazy white hairs now too.
She also gets dapples when her winter coat sheds off and counter shading sometimes too.
Whats the minimal 'roan' a horse can be?
Would it be Some form of sabino that causes roaning or is it somethin all on its own?