Originally Posted by Bluebird
No I didn't mean that at all. What I meant was that in the 'snobby' horsey world, only Lippizaners are able to be called 'white' for example in sales literature. All other white horses have to be called gray no matter how white they really are. To me personally, a white horse is white and a gray horse is anything from dappled to a true gray. Like I said, I didn't make the rules and if I were honest, it is a bit of a daft rule. White is white is white and gray is gray.
For the snobs, I suppose so. But they need to get off their high horses (so to speak) and actually accept the fact that saying a horse is white doesn't make it special. All horses should be special. Doesn't matter what you cal them. Grey, to me and most others who know genetics, is anywhere from the first stages to completely white. True white (besides maximum-expressed dominant white) doesn't really exist. "White is white and grey is grey" in terms of visual
color only, maybe...but colorwise genetically Lipizanner whites, Andalusian greys, Thoroughbred dapples they're the same color (except the base they were born as).