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Tired of all the plain bay thoroughbreds?

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  • Tired of all the plain bay thoroughbreds?

    OK guys, we're tired of going to events and all we see in warmup are plain bay thoroughbreds. I can't tell who's on what where. SO we're going to fix that - introducing - the antidote to boring plain bays ----


    And we promise to paint a blaze on Berke (the second from the left).

    My problem is - how in the hell do I tell them apart? Or should I?

  • #2
    What a GORGEOUS bunch!

    But then I'm partial, my old guy could have been a pea in this pod . . .


    • #3
      What a great shot!

      I used to joke that my husband had no clue who was in the field because they were all, in his words, "brown", and was tempted to sneak someone new in there every now and then . As long as they were bay, he really had no clue who they were.


      • #4
        Great Picture, BUT....

        ...I'm rather fond of the two plain brown wrappers out in my paddocks .
        ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan


        • #5
          After spending 10 years cleaning up a grey everyday I'm rather looking forward to my plain bay, no markings!


          • #6
            I have two completely plain bays and I adore them! Juice ruined it with his blaze
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            • #7
              I had two TB geldings, one after the other. 17h, plain bay with one white hind foot.
              Neither of them ever tried threatened to kill me, unlike my current, stand out in a crowd, sparkling black TB mare.

              My next horse will be a plain bay - assuming I survive this one.
              Nina's Story
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              • #8
                I've had 6 blaze-faced chestnuts in a row. One of my best friends since forever confessed recently that he thought they were all the same horse. (Isn't that the one I rode at your house when we were 13? No? Is that her foal? No? When did you get this one, when we were in college? No? But you had one that looked like it then.) I think maybe he doesn't really listen when I talk about horses


                • #9
                  I've had horses since I was 9--every single one has been chestnut! Well..there was a blood bay in there, but out of 10 equines I've bought, I've had every shade or type of red possible. Even my Appy was chestnut. That is an awesome looking crew, but, then clearly I'm partial to red heads! My current mount is a chestnut roan with a skinny blaze and 4 socks.
                  Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                  • #10
                    The last several horses coming into our barn (just a private boarding barn, no set discipline - just whatever you happen to ride) have been chestnut TBs with minimal markings, maybe a little white star or snip. All eventers or H/J-types. Makes telling everybody apart pretty difficult


                    • #11
                      I do so love a redhead
                      The Little Red Mare: French Curve

                      and my non-horse blog: oh, rebecca!


                      • #12
                        Well....I looked for a bay.

                        I got a grey.

                        I looked for a bay....

                        I got a chestnut.
                        I got a black.
                        I got another chestnut, and another.
                        Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
                        Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)


                        • #13
                          Everyone makes fun of me at the barn as all 3 of mine have a star and a snip and my 2 geldings' markings are almost the same.
                          1 bay (5 yo)
                          1 chestnut (7 yo)
                          1 dark bay (9 yo)
                          ...just so I don't get bored...and 16 hh, 16'1hh and 16'2 hh...
                          really not planned!


                          • #14
                            I was about to reply that to my old fading eyes they looked like chestnuts to me -- then I realized the point of the post - duh - sorry!
                            Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


                            • #15
                              My girl would fit right in. She's a chestnut with a white pastern on the left front and a white stocking on the left hind. And a big white blaze.


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by dreaminOTTB View Post
                                The last several horses coming into our barn (just a private boarding barn, no set discipline - just whatever you happen to ride) have been chestnut TBs with minimal markings, maybe a little white star or snip. All eventers or H/J-types. Makes telling everybody apart pretty difficult
                                The barn where I board is full of bays; I think maybe half the horses there are bays right now. A couple plain ones (both TBs), some with a little white (these tend to be mares), two "black bays" who are quite distinctive from the others and from each other (one being an Arab and the other being a very big Argentinian WB... but oh, wait, there is also a very, very dark liver chestnut part-Arab who is basically the same color as these two), and four with narrow blazes (those are the hardest for me to tell apart, and 3 are TBs.) Every time I think I know who's who, another one comes in and messes up my "system."

                                Mine, of course, is a tiny, very golden palomino with a long mane (currently in pigtails).... It's hard to confuse her with anyone else.
                                You have to have experiences to gain experience.

                                1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"


                                • #17
                                  I've always had chestnuts and bays. I thought a grey would be fun. I was WRONG. I would love to have my bay back!
                                  ~Over or Through~

                                  A Blog of Percy's Journey!


                                  • #18
                                    Gorgeous redheads!
                                    I love a chestnut with chrome

                                    But I can go ya one better
                                    Check out DH's TWH in my Profile pic - stage right.
                                    Yes, he evented - lost the gait and switched to trot for cross-country
                                    Schooled to Training level at home.

                                    I - OTOH - seemed be Bay-Blessed (that's me stage left) until my newest boy:
                                    Golden Buckskin Aussie WB
                                    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                                    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                                    Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                                    Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


                                    • #19
                                      Gorgeous group there.... especially love the one on the left! What a cutie!

                                      The answer of how to tell them apart in warmup - different colored saddle pads! LOL
                                      2016 RRP Makeover Competitor www.EnviousBid.com


                                      • #20
                                        Yeah, the one on the left caught my eye, too. But they are all mighty fine

                                        The horsie love of my life was a little sorrel Arab QH with a big white stripe and four white socks.