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post #1 of 42 Old 08-05-2011, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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Wink Show me your chestnuts/sorrels

So after dreaming of my grey gelding herd as a child, I now find myself at the ripe old age of 42 with two chestnut mares.

Sienna (aged stockhorse x arab) is lighter with a big white blaze and Piper (7 yo TB) is all chestnut. OH calls Sienna the orange gluepot and Piper the brown racehorse. Could she join the BABs? I think not, she looks like a sorrel chestnut to me as opposed to a chestnut chestnut.

Please share pics of your chestnut/sorrel horses and tell a little story about them. I'm particularly interested in seeing some liver chestnuts, apparently my Sienna is close to it due to her roaning (she has white hairs throughout her coat). What do you think?
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post #2 of 42 Old 08-05-2011, 08:21 AM
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Please share pics of your chestnut/sorrel horses and tell a little story about them.

Oh, my Chestnut boys ! :)
Heres my story..
My mother had cancer and absolutley loved horses but couldnt ride due to the fact of her illness so we bought her a minature pony for mothers day (Thinking it was a good idea). As it turned out we have pretty much had the minature for 2 years now and my mum could not handle him at all, So she started to spend less and less time with him. He pretty much turned into my little pony due to the fact that we grew respect for each other meaning he bites and chases everybody else except for me.. Because i 'bite back'. He dosnt get away with it from me, nor should he from anybody else but they arnt as confident as i am. Maverick, our chestnut TB is blokies 'dad' because mav has been there since we got blokie. So earlier this year my mum sadly passed away. Meaning Blokie means even more too us and we will never be able to part with him.
Im not sure if this is what you ment by share your story, but ohwell i thought this would be fun!
Oh and Btw, nice to see another AUS on here



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post #3 of 42 Old 08-05-2011, 09:01 AM
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Heres my chestnut overo Rodeo :)

Rodeo is my first and only horse. He is a 16month old Paint/TB cross, and I just love him to pieces!!! My husband who has never really been around horses adores Rodeo, and Rodeo knows it :)

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post #4 of 42 Old 08-05-2011, 10:21 AM
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Pretty reds! (Bad Ass Reds! lol) I always get that sorrels and chestnuts are the "most boring color". I used to think so too! o.O Til I got into Haflingers! Since that is the only color they come in I learned to love them. My all time favorite horse was a Sorrel Min White Overo gelding with a bald face and a flaxen mane and tail. Man I miss that horse. Thinking about him gets me emotional. Sigh.




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post #5 of 42 Old 08-05-2011, 11:05 AM
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Gorgeous horses ya'll. Here are a few of the sorrels and chestnuts around my house.

This dark chestnut boy belongs to one of my customers.

And this little chestnut mare is their's as well. She's the most fantastic little horse and just the type of horse I would have for myself (though she's a bit tall for my taste) LOL.

This is my 2 year old Belgian x QH. His momma came to us pregnant when we got her for free from a friend.

And this is his momma, Bessie. She is the most sweetest horse with an amazing temperament that I'm hoping Rafe keeps when it comes time to start him under saddle.

And here she was a little while back on the wagon, with Rafe keeping up alongside.

This is my brother's horse, Zippo. He's been a ranch horse for about 4 or 5 years and is officially my Nephew Braden's horse.

And, last but not least, is our old guy Flash that we just lost earlier this summer. He was given to us when he was 5 because he had been diagnosed with Navicular and his owner was going to put him down. After some much needed proper hoof care, he ended up sound and stayed that way until he was 23 when the combination of arthritis/navicular required that he stopped being ridden. This first picture was taken the last summer he was used.

This guy was a real liver chestnut. His name was Scotch Judge, a stud owned by my Dad. Unfortunately we lost him to colic when I was still very young and this is the only picture I have of him. He was impossible to distinguish from a black horse unless you had him out in the sun where you could see the reddish tint to his coat.
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post #6 of 42 Old 08-05-2011, 11:18 AM
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Here are all 3 of the Chestnut/Sorrels who have lived here lately. Chip on the left is my DIL's gelding, Abe in the center was mine but I gave him to my granddaughter(riding) for her birthday as they get along so well, and Peanut, who is being ridden by my Grandson. Peanut is the only Chestnut who lives here now. :) Chip and Abe share a lineage.. They both have Sonny Dee Bar on top back a few... And it shows.. lol

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I have to say red is my favorite color in general but my least favorite horse color. Here is my one & only sorrel, Jana. She is 23 years young and still going strong. I showed her as a youngster and now my daughter rides her.

Here she is in her younger days with my sister aboard. I think she was about 4 in this pic.

With me aboard at a benefit show last summer.

And her normal day to day pasture puff self with my yearling filly.
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post #8 of 42 Old 08-05-2011, 12:10 PM
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Noble Squire, boy he was a firecracker.

Note my calming hand on the wither and feet forwards ready for him to throw a fit ha. This pic was snapped just before he erupted. I loved that horse and he was a prolific winner in the show ring, plain as plain could be but once he was working he was an incredibly eye catching horse.

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post #9 of 42 Old 08-05-2011, 12:19 PM
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This here is Peanut, an AQHA 10 year old mare. She has quite the story, let me tell you!
As a 2 week old baby, we let her out in a little horse pasture with mom and a couple other horses and something went awfully wrong and she was pushed through the barbed wire fence, cut up her chest reeeeealy bad. The vet said that she wouldn't be able to be anything but a light riding horse, due to the muscle that didn't exist. Well well well. We proved him very wrong. She has been a heading/heeling horse since she was 6, and been on and off barrels for fun. She also is used at brandings to rope calves, I use her to sort cattle every year, she is also excellent to just chase a heifer on.. so much cow!

I dont have any roping pictures, cause so one is there to weild a camera... :/

Here is her as a baby with mommy:

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This is Penny, my 10 year old AQHA mare and Juno's mama She's got a lot of cow so is great to team pen and sort on. I plan on keeping her until the day she dies.

Most recent:

Recent with Juno:

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