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Hailey1203 09-03-2013 05:37 PM

Chestnut or Sorrel?
 
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Is this horse a chestnut or a sorrel? And whats the difference?

Speed Racer 09-03-2013 05:38 PM

They're the same thing. The Western world tends to call them sorrels, whereas those in the English world call them chestnuts. Same color. Red.

Corporal 09-03-2013 05:40 PM

It's also the most common color a horse can have.

Speed Racer 09-03-2013 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Corporal (Post 3540338)
It's also the most common color a horse can have.

Still my favorite, though. :wink:

Hailey1203 09-03-2013 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 3540330)
They're the same thing. The Western world tends to call them sorrels, whereas those in the English world call them chestnuts. Same color. Red.

Thats what i though, but i had been told otherwise. Thank you

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Originally Posted by Corporal (Post 3540338)
It's also the most common color a horse can have.

Really? I would have assumed bays were more common!

Speed Racer 09-03-2013 05:44 PM

Nope, the base for pretty much all the coat colors is red, so of course chestnut/sorrel is the most common.

Hailey1203 09-03-2013 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 3540378)
Nope, the base for pretty much all the coat colors is red, so of course chestnut/sorrel is the most common.

Makes sense, thanks!

Northernstar 09-03-2013 05:49 PM

Your horse looks exactly like my sorrel QH! Very coppery - I just acquired a chestnut Morgan last week, and the differences (at least with these two) are more than I imagined, seeing them together! I was always under the impression that sorrel and chestnut were more similar, but my chestnut looks by far a darker shade compared to Star :)
* The Morgan in my avatar is Laney, who is a bay - time for a new avatar!

Speed Racer 09-03-2013 05:52 PM

Northern, there are variations of chestnut/sorrel, but they're the same color. You can believe otherwise, but that won't make it so.

A liver chestnut is still red, as is a bright copper penny sorrel. Same color, just different depths and richness.

Northernstar 09-03-2013 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Speed Racer (Post 3540418)
Northern, there are variations of chestnut/sorrel, but they're the same color. You can believe otherwise, but that won't make it so.

A liver chestnut is still red, as is a bright copper penny sorrel. Same color, just different depths and richness.

I don't believe otherwise, but agree - that is what I was attempting to say, but in a round about way, I suppose :)


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