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I've been seeing an awful lot of paint appreciation around lately. I believe there is more variance in chestnut/sorrel shades than most people seem to realize. Let's show everyone the beauty of chestnut/sorrel horses!
Here's mine, a dark chestnut: (excuse the non-muscle, this was only a month or so after I bought him)

 

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I'm so happy to see this thread. I love chestnuts/sorrels, definitely one of my favorite colors. I'll see if I can find the pics of mine (RIP). Now I've just got a bay and a dun. Miss my copper horses :-(
 

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This is Ty, the Saddlebred gelding I used to have. He now has a cushy show home in Southwestern VA. His registered name was High Touch. He has both Wing Commander and Supreme Sultan in his blood lines. Unfortunately, his 19 years of showing didn't transfer to the trails. He was great in the ring...but hell on wheels on the trails!! He was 16 and 1/2 hands. If he didn't park out so well, I would have never been able to get on him!!!
 

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This is my daughter's Shetland Pony, Teddy. He is the first sorrel I have owned, and I just think he is the cutest!





then my daughter riding :)
 

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I never use to like chestnuts until I moved to my current farm and all she had for a while was chestnuts, and then I ended up with a chestnut mare and now my chestnut gelding!

My QH mare Malibu. She is a bright copper chestnut (when its not cloudy and raining...)





The Appy mare that I helped re-home, Lilly:




And my current dude, a welsh cob cross, Major:





The give me cookies face.
 

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Haha, I curse chestnuts because it's all I ever seem to own! Zierra's dam was bay and her sire was black, and of course I got a chestnut! She could be lime green for all I care though, her color isn't what makes her so special!













 

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Great thread! Here's my chestnut beauty. =)








 

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I used to dislike chestnuts because I thought they were boring colors, but I've come to love them and all their funny shades!:) The first horse is my weanling, Mana, the second is his sire Phazons Fireblaze(he is 29 but I think that his owners could still keep him in better shape than he's in....:?) and the last one is Mana's half sister Andromedas Blazin Star.
 

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1 year old, first day in our pasture...


3 years old....


2 years old, first trail ride..


3 years old...



At night she looks like a dun.... :D lol
 

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Here is my chestnut. I always was like I will never buy a chestnut or a grey.. well I ended up with a chestnut!

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Here is my new mare. I never thought I would get a chestnut because they are so common but I got her and I love her and think she is the prettiest thing ever!! =)) She is between 16.1 and 16.2hh. I havent been able to get an accurate measurement yet. She is a 9 year old westphalian that I am going to do dressage with and possible eventing. =)

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hollie goes from a orange orange, to a brown orange to almost a red dun.

she changes with the seasons :D
 

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For the longest time, most of the horses we had were sorrels and I kinda got bored with them. They are still not my favorite color but I can live with it. I really do prefer the darker chestnuts to the bright orangey sorrels. In recent years, we have somehow ended up with more browns and bays and until Bessie and Rafe came to live with us, only had 2 sorrels.

These are the only ones I have right now,
Flash, 27 year old QH.


Bessie, 8 year old Belgian.


And Rafe, her 6 month old QHx colt. He is the darker chestnut that I prefer.
 
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