Hello! Just to preface this post, I want to let you all know that I know absolutely nothing about horse colors and genetics
I know the absolute basics I read in books when I was little- chestnut, bay, palomino, pinto, etc.
I have always referred to my mare as a liver chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail. This is what I was told when I started riding her about 10 years ago. However, I was told many things that weren't accurate about her, so I thought I'd check in with people who know way more than I do!
This is Lizzie. She's a Morgan mare somewhere in her mid to late 30's.
Winter coat 2013-01-06 12.37.18.jpg
Freshly shed out summer coat- shows some of the darkness at the top of her mane photo.jpg
Late summer coat- notice how light her legs get down by her hooves IMG_0297.jpg
Shows her tail- dark at the top, light at the bottom. I don't know whether it's just age or not, but the entire core of her tail is silver/grey. I can get a picture tomorrow if you'd like. And don't worry, she's gained a lot of weight since then. The last picture I posted shows her current weight 2011-06-03 17.17.55.jpg
Mid summer (eating with her best friend!)- shows her front legs and how light her mane is after being in the sun 2011-08-17 11.52.46.jpg
Fall/early winter coat 2011-10-09 08.56.28.jpg
Summer time- dark coat, light front legs DSC_6391.jpg
Late fall- light legs and mane/forelock 2012-10-31095515.jpg