Horses have long been man’s companions in so many things. From farming chores to sports to leisurely activities, horses are silent witnesses of the rise and fall of the human race, including those parts which men might not be too proud of anymore. But still, despite knowing man’s past, horses continue to be one of man’s most loyal companions, accompanying him in all his wars, conquests, and today, in his sport and physical activity.

While there are those human beings who now prefer to shop online and to waste their hours on the internet, looking into online shops like Lazada and Zalora, there are still those who choose to live the active life and learn to ride horses. For those who are still starting out in this hobby, it’s best to get to know the many kinds of horses according to color and their respective breeds. The section below will tell you all about them.

Bay horse

One kind is the Bay horse. Bay horses have brown bodies and black manes, tails, and points on their legs, faces, and ears. Bay horses are commonly seen in movies and read about in books. Their brown bodies and black manes make for great contrast when it comes to color and tend to be very attractive especially in the wind.

Chestnut Horse

A second kind is the Chestnut horse. Chestnut horses have red coats that can range from light (called sorrel by many stock-breed registries) to liver (dark). They can also showcase flaxen manes and tails, which are lighter the horse’s coat.

Black Horse

A third kind, which you will probably find interesting because they’re not that common, is the Black horse. A true black horse has a pure black coat, with no brown hairs. The coat sometimes has a blue hue to it. At first sight the black horse may appear to be intimidating, but given time and training, you can eventually befriend them, actually.

Seal Brown Horse

A fourth kind is the Seal Brown Horse, which may be confused with the black horse. But what makes them different is that seal brown horses are nearly black but have brown hairs in the fleshy parts of their body, usually around the muzzle, elbow, and flank.

A fifth kind, which is also very attractive and really catches your attention upon your first gaze, is the dun horse. Dun horses come in a variety of shades but all showcase some of the characteristic “primitive” dun factors: dorsal stripe, leg baring (horizontal striping on legs), ear frames (dark-tipped ears), face masking (dark points on the face), shoulder blade stripes, frosting (light hairs) in the mane and tail, and cobwebbing throughout the coat. Colors in this group include the bay dun (also known as zebra dun), red dun (with a red or chestnut mane and tail), and blue dun (also commonly called grulla).

Of course, these aren’t all the kinds of horse, so by no means is this an exhaustive list. Still, this could be a good start for you if you want to choose which horse you would like based on the color that you prefer.