Our girls didn't settle into their true color till after the shedding of their 2nd year.
Saro went through so many really odd color changes I thought sometimes she would be the color of a giraffe complete with spots. All of our dark horses fad considerably by mid to late summer. Vida who is jet black in spring will go a red color. If I don't wipe the sweat off after a ride, she gets a red saddle on her back that looks really odd. I always have the vet put "faded black" on her health papers that we travel with so if we have to show them they will believe she is mine.
"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France