View Full Version : What color is My Boy Bobby?

Feb. 25, 2010, 07:51 PM
Anyone know with certainty? Chestnut? Dun? A little of both? Neither? :)

Feb. 25, 2010, 07:58 PM


Feb. 25, 2010, 08:03 PM
He has those very light eyes, and his mane/tail/points, although definitely not black, are just that little bit darker. I'll buy chestnut, for sure, but it is a striking, different sort of color. I wonder whether there are photos of his parents anywhere . . .

Feb. 25, 2010, 08:09 PM
hmmm...considering most of the pictures of him online are of him clipped (and I'm wondering if he is, like most Irish horses, a hair beast who does best clipped 100% of the time), it is really hard to say. He could have those darker points simply because they are hairier. But I wonder if he could possibly be closer to a red dun. We had a little red dun QH mare for awhile. She was very much a chestnut colored horse (maybe very slightly lighter), but had darker points. The only difference was she had a very definite dorsal stripe AND very cool stripes on her legs. I don't think he is that, umm, primitive.

yellow rose eventing
Feb. 25, 2010, 08:15 PM
He is definitely a chestnut. Sort of a livery faded chestnut, my also-irish horse is nearly the exact same color.

Touchdown is Bobbys papa http://www.millstreethorses.com/images/touchdown.jpg

He also sired High Scope

Feb. 26, 2010, 09:57 AM
He is registered as a Chestnut with USEA:

Feb. 26, 2010, 10:40 AM

Coppers mom
Feb. 26, 2010, 10:40 AM
We had an irish mare who was the exact same sort of chestnut. Liver-ish, but not quite. They just look funny when they're clipped.

Feb. 27, 2010, 12:30 AM
IME liver chestnuts often look kind of dun when clipped. They also fade in the sun and get darker when a new coat comes in (spring & fall). I would vote for liver chestnut.

Feb. 27, 2010, 12:41 AM
Perfect consensus on a COTH tread, make a note of it! :)

I am very much a sucker for a horse with those melting, golden eyes. :)

Feb. 27, 2010, 04:34 AM

Feb. 27, 2010, 08:03 AM
A lovely liver chestnut!

Feb. 27, 2010, 09:05 AM
My horse is a similar sort of almost liver chestnut. I love it :)


Feb. 27, 2010, 09:15 AM
Beautiful! What a nice picture! Nice horse and beautiful rider too!
Doncha love RADNOR? One of my favorites even tho I won the only division there WITHOUT MONEY!!!! My luck as usual.

Feb. 27, 2010, 09:37 AM
A lovely liver chestnut!

gorgeous picture of a fantastic horse - thanks, Holly! :cool: