Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
The distinction between sorrel and chestnut is vague and dependent entirely on the context. Some people say the lighter red, with a lighter mane and tail is sorrel, others say only a brown colour is chestnut, some registries have their own rules, and some places don't even recognise the term sorrel as meaning anything at all. Genetically speaking, they are the same colour, and if you want to differentiate them, you will have to give us your location, the registry you are with, and what discipline you ride in order for us to even begin to make the difficult choice between two names for the exact same colour.
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.