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post #1 of 17 Old 11-28-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Solid Colors

How common is it to come across a horse that's solid without any markings, as in 100% black or 100% chestnut, no white?
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post #2 of 17 Old 11-28-2012, 08:44 PM
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I wouldn't say that it's common, but it's not exactly rare either.

LOL, that's not much of an answer is it? Many horses have some sort of white marking, even if it's just a very small area (I have several in my pasture that have nothing more than a small star and no other white), but there are also tons that have no white markings at all. There is no way to put a percentage on exactly how many lack markings, but they aren't hard to find.

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post #3 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 07:09 AM
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I agree with above ^^^
solid colours arent exactly rare nor common. Its just luck. Ive come across heaps of solid bays, chestnuts and blacks over the years, so a horse with a solid colour isnt rare at all.

On the other hand, it is quite common to see a horse with some sort of white marking somewhere on their body, whether it be thier face/legs etc.

In a way, finding a solid colour horse or a horse with markings would be around even, as neither are rare at all. :)
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post #4 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 07:56 AM
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If you want a solid one and are actively shopping for one they are impossible to find. You want one but don't have the money for one you will see them everywhere.

My husband's dream horse is a solid black horse, +15.2 hands, draftier, with a personality and training similar to his current horse. When we have money in hand and are actively looking we can't find a solid black horse let alone one that meets any of the other requirements at all to even go look at it. We've even talked about taking on a foal or weanling to broaden our chances. No such luck so far. When we are not actively looking or can't take one at the time for whatever reason, I will stumble on several potential canidates.

Ironic thing is his current horse is a grey that is almost all white now. He sorta got this one by default and Apache has been perfect for him. I was hoping that would help him get over his white phobia, but so far no such luck. He love's Apache but is still bound and determined that his next horse will have no white.
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Its not extremely common.

Although come to think of it, i have 2 of them.

A brown AQHA without a lick of white on her. And a red dun Curly.
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post #6 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 09:48 AM
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I see them quite often and I've only been around horses on a regular basis for a few years now. I've seen a few gorgeous, all black horses and then my friend has a retired barrel gelding he just bought less than a month ago that is completely brown; no white. I find myself lucky that I have two horses with no socks! They have white markings on their face but I'm impressed that that's all they have. Around here a lot of horses have socks for some reason.

But like everyone else says, it's not rare. It's less common than a horse with white, though. I know some people who prefer a horse with no white and others that want a horse with a blaze, star, or certain number of socks.

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post #8 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 09:59 AM
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I have seen plenty of TBs with no white.
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post #9 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 10:21 AM
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Here in Sweden it's pretty common.
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post #10 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 10:49 AM
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There are a LOT of TBs out there that are solid colored. Especially bays, for some reason.

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