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It's a different horse this time. Her name is Hope and she is a QH mare that was rescued from a kill pen. I thought she might be a bay but she has this tint to her. I don't know if she's clipped or not so that may be what is throwing me off. Any ideas?
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That's the only picture I have but keep in mind that this is in good lighting.

Also I don't think she has a black mane, like bays are supposed to have.
 

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Looks like bay with a brown phenotype.

Diet can make coats do all sorts of odd things, so the odd tones you are seeing may be related to that as I would not expect a horse in the kill pen to have had ideal nutrition.
 

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Looks like bay with a brown phenotype.

Diet can make coats do all sorts of odd things, so the odd tones you are seeing may be related to that as I would not expect a horse in the kill pen to have had ideal nutrition.
That is actually a really good point. How long after she was rescued was this pic taken? Do you know?
 

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It was taken probably not too long after she was rescued. They haven't had her long.
 
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Yeah, I would say she is definitely mal-nourished in the picture, and her colours are 'muted'. She kinda almost looks like a liver chestnut. Yep. That is what I would call her! A liver chestnut.
This is a pic of a liver chestnut from the web. Not exactly the same, but close.
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She kinda almost looks like a liver chestnut. Yep. That is what I would call her! A liver chestnut.
This is a pic of a liver chestnut from the web. Not exactly the same, but close.
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Not the same at all.

The horse the OP posted has dark points on the legs and a brown nose - telltale signs of a bay with brown phenotype.

A red horse will have lighter lower legs, especially around the coronary band. The OP horse does not.
 

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Not the same at all.

The horse the OP posted has dark points on the legs and a brown nose - telltale signs of a bay with brown phenotype.

A red horse will have lighter lower legs, especially around the coronary band. The OP horse does not.
Fair point. Sorry. I think you're right.
 

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Okay, here's an update: I was told by my trainer that she's actually a buckskin (dark) that's been darkened because of the winter. She does look like a dark buckskin in person, so that'd make sense. I appreciate everyone's replies!
 
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