Chestnut and Sorrel Horses

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  1. I think a sorrel is “red” all over with red mane and tail and a chestnut is varying shades of “red” with black and/or white hairs in the mane and/or tail. Whatdoyouthink?

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      I would like to see several references for this or any definition for the difference. It is like the word “colt” where most think this is a male foal yet there is a portion of horse owners who use this for any foal (as in “colt starting” where I always ask about the filly starting – I’m bad).

      In my practice, I always ask the owner what color the horse is. In TB and WB it’s always a chestnut. With QH’s it is a mix between the two with the owner never knowing which is correct. Thanks for this though.

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