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post #9371 of 17185 Old 11-29-2010, 01:25 AM
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Chestnut and sorrel are genetically the same.
I was told in one of my Equine Science classes that generall sorrel refers to a horse that is totally uniform in color (i.e. mane, tail, and body are all the same) while a chestnut horse refers to one that has perhaps a slightly lighter or darker mane and tail.

Personally, I just call them all chestnut.

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post #9372 of 17185 Old 11-29-2010, 01:34 AM
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I have always been taught that they are the same. There are different shades within them, but chestnut and sorrel are the same color/gene
Same, to me you can get different shades in chestnut but they're always chestnut.

Now that we're onto colours, does anyone know why the colour bay is called bay?

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post #9373 of 17185 Old 11-29-2010, 02:26 AM
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o_o That is a really good question, Saskia.
I have no idea. The only thing I can think of is that there's something called the Bayberry tree and apparently a bay can also be a certain type of laurel or magnolia plant. Maybe it has something to do with the color of parts of those plants? Or perhaps it's because bay horses were most commonly associated with packs of dogs hunting (since bay is arguably the most common horse color), and they bay at their quarry? :P I dunno.

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post #9374 of 17185 Old 11-29-2010, 03:29 AM
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I like the idea of the hunting dogs "baying". Sounds somewhat plausible. I'm going to google it.
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post #9375 of 17185 Old 11-29-2010, 03:34 AM
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hahaha havent been looking at this thread for a while, whats the topic this time?

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post #9376 of 17185 Old 11-29-2010, 03:35 AM
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Okay I found out.

"Badius" was the latin word for reddish brown, chestnut colour. The Old French used a derivitive of this: "bai" to describe a colour. I imagine from there we just appropriated the spelling for English or other languages, and is now used almost exclusively as a horse colour.
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post #9377 of 17185 Old 11-29-2010, 03:46 AM
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oh so we are talking about colour now kool. Does anyone like pintos at all?

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post #9378 of 17185 Old 11-29-2010, 03:55 AM
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I like pintos lots!
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post #9379 of 17185 Old 11-29-2010, 09:29 AM
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Pintos are great . So yes I do like them.

Se pääsky toi kesän eteiseen, se antoi rauhan sydämeen,
ja lehahti sitten siivilleen, ja päästi pois kahleet.
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Sorry for a double post, but about dressage and such, I agree with this:

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In my opinion for dressage ideally your stirrups would be longer. Although, because you are not riding in a dressage saddle (is it a Close Contact or AP?) longer stirrups probably would not suit, and may look strange.

I've always wanted to try western.
Tho I'm not all sure of your saddle. I'd go longer stirrups with an all-purpose saddle too, but I'm not sure how it'd work e.g. with jumping saddle. Perhaps not so comfort?

Ah, I'm just a lesson rider and not so wise in things like that .

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ja lehahti sitten siivilleen, ja päästi pois kahleet.
Ja se loistaa, minne ikinä meen, se mukana kulkee
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