Horses come in a huge variety of different colours, but what are the most popular colours? There has been lots of scientific research into how to manipulate the colour of horses. This enables breeders to produce more desirable colours. It has also widened the variety of colours available. Horses that are the right colours and have the right markings usually go for a much higher price. You can even do DNA tests these days to figure out the chances that a horse will have offspring of a specific colour, although this test is not available for all colours. Colours can also be very dependent on the breed of horse because some breeds state that a horse must be a particular colour.
A horse's markings and coat colour is totally dependent on its genetic make up, and colours can't always be guaranteed. Many people like to choose a horse based on what colours they prefer. However, it is important to remember that considering the temperament of a horse is the best way to select the right horse for you. The most popular horse colours are:
The body colour ranges from a light reddish-brown to very dark brown with "black points".
A reddish body colour with no black.
A horse with black skin but white or mixed dark and white hairs. Horses that end up a grey colour can be born another colour but lighten as they get older. Lots of white horses are just grey but with a full coat of white hair. You can tell a grey horse from a white horse because they have darker skin.
Other colours include black, brindle, champagne, buckskin, cremello, dun, leopard, palomino, white and many more. Having a horse with a common coat colour isn't always the best choice. Some horse lovers like to have more unusual horses with unique coat colours and patterns. The decision is completely up to you!We have a wide selection of products for horses and horse owners. to see all our latest deals on pet supplies for horses and stock up on products for the winter season.