Originally Posted by NeryLibra
OH! I get it.. at least I think. So you meant that she's a brown horse and her coat is going to remain that color (not get darker except for winter) but since the term "brown" falls in line with seal bay and seal brown, she can technically be all three, or at least the three can be applied to her without being wrong. Did I understand this correctly? (Gosh I hope so, sorry for the newbie-type responses.)
Right- kind of like gray and white. A horse who has grayed out all the way is visually white, and people would know what you meant whether you called the horse white or gray. But if you wanted to be technically
correct, the horse is gray.
"Seal brown" is the technically correct term for your horse, but it often gets shortened to just "brown" and it's generally understood that "seal bay" is the same thing.
Seal brown horses do have a tendency to darken and lighten throughout the year, so don't be surprised if he seems to be a little bit of a chameleon