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post #1 of 18 Old 01-11-2012, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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What color is my horse? Honestly?

I will post a couple pictures. I do not know what you would call her.

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Is this is a true chestnut?
I have been calling her red.

She is my 2 yr old Arabian I have recently rescued :)
She is just learning to lunge, you can pick through pics and videos to see if you want :)

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post #2 of 18 Old 01-11-2012, 09:57 PM
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Id say she is a chestnut/sorrel with flaxen mane/tail. I'm no genetic junky so I'm not sure if the flaxen means anything haha but I would just say that :]

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post #3 of 18 Old 01-11-2012, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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I think I will just call her color, "cute".

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post #4 of 18 Old 01-11-2012, 10:03 PM
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Chestnut indeed. Arabs are nice and easy

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post #5 of 18 Old 01-12-2012, 12:53 AM
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Chestnut yep. With a flaxen mane.
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post #6 of 18 Old 01-12-2012, 05:17 AM
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Se now I'd say sorrel mith flaxen main. Totally
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Se now I'd say sorrel mith flaxen main. Totally
Given that sorrel and chestnut are the same colour, it comes down to breed really. And Arabs are chestnut, never sorrel.

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post #8 of 18 Old 01-12-2012, 05:58 AM
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Given that sorrel and chestnut are the same colour, it comes down to breed really. And Arabs are chestnut, never sorrel.
If they are the same colour, how can one that is chestnut not be sorrel??

I'd say chestnut (people never seem to use the term sorrel in th UK)
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post #9 of 18 Old 01-12-2012, 06:02 AM
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If they are the same colour, how can one that is chestnut not be sorrel??

I'd say chestnut (people never seem to use the term sorrel in th UK)
The closest other colours get is saying, for example, light bay and mahogany bay. They are genetically the same thing, but some people use the term sorrel. Even the use of the word is often confusing - some people seem to use it to completely replace the word chestnut, others say chestnut is brown and sorrel is red, some say sorrel has a flaxen mane and tail, others say that chestnut does.

At the end of the day, it is just a different shade within the same genetic colour. Both sorrel and chestnut are plain red horses with no dilution at all.
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post #10 of 18 Old 01-12-2012, 06:05 AM
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The closest other colours get is saying, for example, light bay and mahogany bay. They are genetically the same thing, but some people use the term sorrel. Even the use of the word is often confusing - some people seem to use it to completely replace the word chestnut, others say chestnut is brown and sorrel is red, some say sorrel has a flaxen mane and tail, others say that chestnut does.

At the end of the day, it is just a different shade within the same genetic colour. Both sorrel and chestnut are plain red horses with no dilution at all.

Right, so that's why we just call it chestnut :) In this case a bright chestnut.
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