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12 Most Common Horse Colors: Patterns, Markings, & Pictures

Terms used to describe horse colors aren’t familiar to everyone. So here, we explain the basic terminology, patterns, and genetics of equine coat colors. Common horse coat colors are Sorrel, Bay, Palomino, Dun, Dapple gray, Buckskin, Roan, Paint, Appaloosa, Gray, Chestnut, and Black. But before we dive into the details, here are pictures of standard …

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What Are Roan Horses? the Color They’re Born and Other Facts

My neighbor loves roan horses, and I have to admit they have a good-looking colored coat. But his horses are different colors, so this made me wonder what color combinations make a horse a roan? And what are the classic roan horse colors? Roan horses have a pattern of white and colored hairs evenly mixed …

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What Is a Sorrel Horse? Color, and With a Flaxen Mane & Tail

One man calls his red horse a sorrel, and another owner calls his a chestnut. Horse jargon is confusing, especially when it comes to colors. This confusion led me to find out what specifically makes a red horse a sorrel. A “sorrel horse” is a horse with a copper-red coat, mane, and tail. It is …

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