So I know next to nothing about color and color patterns. It has always been the very last thing we look at when buying a horse. When I rescued my little Mia, I knew she was a chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail. I think she has some roaning on her as well. At first I thought she just had some white hairs from age and scaring from abuse and ill fitting tack, she has the latter not the former I have seen pics of her as a 8 year old and the color was the same.
After I bought/rescued her I gave her a bath and under all of the dirt and grim (Which literally took 4 full baths to get completely out!) Was one of the prettiest colored coats I have ever seen. Mia is the first Chestnut I have owned and I just don't pay much attention to other peoples horses. Mia's coat has a very metallic sheen that looks like copper when the light hits it she's all shinny like metal or like she is wet and she's not. She can be rather dazzling on a sunny day. What I am wondering is this normal for a chestnut or not. And if it's not what is it called. I am going to have to start looking for another one in the next couple years and I would love to get one that is from the same line as her and even though it is the very last thing I look at I would truly love to get another with this type of coat. Wondering if it's just a typical chestnut coat or something else.