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Lately I have seen the unfortunate phrase uttered more than once: “just a brown”. Both here, and in real life. Just this week I remarked to a lady who is the proud owner of a beautiful TB gelding “Don’t you just love browns?” To which she replied “Oh no, he isn’t just brown, he’s a BAY!" Uh-huh, horse in question is browner than brown itself. If there was a calendar celebrating brown horses this horse would be January.

Well, have I got something to say about the phrase ‘just a brown’! This is a shout out to all the beautiful browns out there and to show everyone why brown is the most baddest colour in the whole equine colour spectrum. Next time someone asks “Is my horse a liver/smokey black/bay/dilute, recessive, X-linked, chimeric chocolatȅ tiger-striped, lack of dorsal grulla I want everyone to look and think “Man, I think that could be a brown, that’s so bad!

So you like the black family of colours huh? Buy a brown. Because during the months of January to March you will have your wish.
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What’s that? You like dapples? Buy a brown. Because during the months of March to May that’s what will be greeting you over the fence.
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Who doesn’t like a Mahogany bay? Everyone right? Buy a brown. Because during the months of May to July that’s what will you’ll find in your pasture.
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Oh, copper bay is more to your liking? No problem! Buy a brown. During the months of July to September, a copper bay you shall have.
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Anyone out there partial to a liver chestnut? You know what to do! Buy a brown. Don’t be surprised when you arrive to ride your horse in the months of September to November only to find that your copper bay has morphed into a liver chestnut.

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Come November, what do you think you will be getting? Why a brown of course, what a ridiculous question. How badass is THAT???
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So to anyone that ever utters the words “just a brown” this is what Bobbie and I have to say to you:
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Yup, big horsie raspberry. That’s so BAD!!!

So feel free to add pictures of your bad browns, pseudo blacks, wild smokey phenotypically indecipherable colours or really any colour that you think can rival the brown.

Much love, Bobbie and Sarah.

*Individual results may vary according to location, housing and feed regimens. Black colouring will be enhanced when in shaded areas, dappling effect more apparent with appropriate, ahem, grooming and copper bay effect best when developed in direct sunlight for a month or two. Model shown enjoys minimal grooming and maximal outdoors time.

DISCLAIMER: This is not to offend our colour gurus, nor is it to offend anyone who has asked about the colour of their equine partner, just a brown appreciation thread :wink:
 

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Ladytrails - Exactly!

Equiniphile - Always happy to provide a giggle :wink:
 
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I love browns! I lot, my friend had a brown morgan mare, so beautiful. I have a question. . . so if you look in "my barn" at Dante, in the summer he is bay, brown body, black legs, and black tipped ears. . . .then in the winter his whole coat turns super dark that he looks black from far away, so he not a true bay? or can they change this way. . .I have more pics. . .just curious :)
 
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YES! This is awesome, I actually got an email today, from this lady, about his ad (becuase he is for sale) and her email was
"You said he is sensitive, so he would be easy to push up a mountain? I need a horse that will take me up the trails fast, and be easily moved forward. Although he is ugly, as long as he works. Call me ???"
yea, this is an actually email I got, well she missed out on an awesome brown horse i say!
(i told her to not email me again, rude!)

I learned learn two new things this week about my horses
A. Rem is not a tri-color paint, he is a bay paint (or brown paint? he doesnt have black tipped ears etc.)
B. Dante is brown not bay
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Welcoming our newest members, Thyme and Dante, to the 'Badass Brown' club!

Brown IS beautiful!! Glad I made you guys smile.
 
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hehe Dante would kind look like this little bear walking around in the snow when you looked out from my house. :p
 
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Lol, that is fantastic!! Made me laugh...makes me want to go buy a "Badass Brown"!!! LMAO
 
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Not sure what color my filly and mare are. Brown?

Lady, Seattle Slew granddaughter
-rescued her a month ago so we're fattening her up!


Jewel-hanoverian/TB, 3 yrs. old-
 

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28, but seing as I am Aussie I have been drinking since I was 14 heh. Heineken always accepted. I actually bought this horse for a case of beer when I was 17:

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It wasn't even top shelf stuff!!

WIN!
 

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One that I dearly enjoy participating in.... I feel the comedic value would be lost in that debate though!!

I will accept USD unless you guys default, in which case you can just write me an IOU :rofl:
 
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