Monthly Archives: January 2017
For horses since the time of Hippocrates, it is customary to distinguish four main suits: redhead, gray, black, bay.
The remaining suits are considered to be derived from these four basic suits.
Recently, however, abroad it is customary to base the classification of stripes on genetics. American scientist Dr. Phillip Sponenberg (D. Phillip Sponenberg, ‘Equine Color Genetics’, 2003) singles out: black, bay, and red as the main stripes.
Monochrome or bicolor (plain). Continue reading
The suit is one of the main features of a horse; is a hereditary trait and is determined by the color of the covering hair of the head, neck, body, limbs and protective hair of the bangs, mane, tail and brushes (frieze).
Primary colors – black, brown, red, yellow (sand), white (colorless). It is believed that black and white color does not happen; black, bay, red and gray are the main ones, and all the others are derivatives. There are other classifications, one of which I will use below. Continue reading