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  1. #1
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    Default I have a new colored horse!

    So we have a horse we sold and she is leaving today. I just pulled out her coggins and other stuff to go with her and I never really looked at it before/just stuffed it the file with the other paperwork. I looked at it today. Her color is listed at chestnut bay appaloosa. Huh? My local vet does not know that a horse cannot be chestnut and bay at the same time?? (FWIW she IS chestnut!).



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    Is she an appaloosa?
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    yes, he did get the Appy part right!



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    Out of curiosity I looked at the other ones done this spring. The black horse's papers say bay. Now I could see this mistake if the horse was summer sun bleached....but this was early March when the horse was clearly NOT bay looking (roll eyes).



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    When I bought my horse I sent coggins, PPE and registration papers to insurance. Coggins said she was bay, PPE says brown & her wishful breeder listed her as black on registration.

    She really is a seal brown. and dang good looking



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    I have had them list my stallion as a mare. They must have asked me if he was a gelding and I said no, so they assumed it was a mare?



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    I was the only person available when a new vet came out to pull coggins of some other boarders horses. He asked me to hold horses for him and I did. He insisted that the buckskin (with dorsal stripe) was bay.... I had to educate him to the accepted colors of horses. Another time I got my coggins papers back and nearly fell to the ground laughing because my vet had very studiously drawn little tiny dots all over my fleabit gray's body!!!!!
    "I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you..."


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    lol... that reminds me... I love our small animal vet and he knows I have horses. He was talking and said that in vet school he did okay doing vet work on the horses, but he couldn't get down his colors and breeds. He realized without having that basic knowledge down a horse person wouldn't trust him or think he had any talent as a vet.

    I'd never thought about it from that perspective, but it makes sense!
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