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redwing57 07-23-2012 04:14 AM

Could she possibly be Blood Bay are Just Light Bay?
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Iv always just considered her a bay buy she kinda reminds me of a blood bay.
just want your guys thoughts.(: Thanks
ill do her winter to summer pics in order.
The last ones oh her now. i just included her sheen photo(: so dont use it for judgement.

Chiilaa 07-23-2012 05:00 AM

"Blood" bay is just a name that you can give to a particular shade of bay. It's not anything unusual or special, it's just a name. Like "liver" chestnut or "isabella" palomino.

With your mare, I would instead be wondering if she is brown and not bay - she has the typical lightening of the soft points in winter coat.

redwing57 07-23-2012 05:22 AM

Im bad with colors. But the only spot of the light soft spots i see are the muzzle .
she dosnt really show lightspots in her armpit area. but then again i dont have a better photo reference for winter.
Do you know anyother ways to tell if shes a brown are a bay?

Chiilaa 07-23-2012 05:48 AM

In this photo, you can see the paler area around her muzzle, which is a start. Have a look around her eye - can you see that too? And then compare the inside of her right fore, with the outside of her left fore - the inside is lighter than the outside.

redwing57 07-23-2012 06:07 AM

Thanks(: yeah i see what you are saying.
i so need to learn more about colors

Saddlebag 07-23-2012 08:53 AM

I had a gelding that was a typical bay until after I vacuumed him. I was amazed at how red his coat was. It didn't appear red after a bath, only when vacuumed.

WSArabians 07-23-2012 11:59 PM

She's a bay, no doubt. The light brown muzzle does not always indicate a brown horse.

Blood bay I consider to be "brighter". This mare, for example, I consider a blood bay. You'll notice that your mare is much darker, and has the "shading" around her shoulders/neck area, whereas this mare is a uniform light shade all around - and they still don't really show her real colour.

Even in winter:

But it is one of those tomatoe or tomato things.

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