Flashcards in Colors, markings, and senses of the horse Deck (49)
Describe the marking 'bald face.'
White over most of the flat surface of the face. (Often include eyes and nostrils)
What do you call a wide white strip running down the face to the lips?
Describe the leg marking 'sock.'
White extends up from the coronet to and including the fetlock.
Describe the leg marking 'pastern.'
White extends up from the coronet to and including the pastern.
What leg marking extends up from the coronet to and including the knee?
Describe the face marking 'star.'
A small, clearly defined patch of white hairs on the forehead. (White mark on the forehead)
What do most Grulla colored horses have on their legs and withers?
What is the term for faded out color around the horses mouth?
What is Skewbald?
Any color, except black, with white in a pinto formation.
What does flaxen mean?
A mane and tail that are colored light yellow and white.
What is the Olfactory sense?
The sense of smell
What are the five senses of the horse?
Sight, smell, taste, hear, feel
What leg marking is white from the coronet to the middle of the cannon bone?
What is the term for a dark line over the withers from side to side?
Cross (or transverse stripe)
Referring to horses, what does the term zebra mean?
Dark stripes on the legs and/or withers
What do you call a long narrow band of white running from the forehead down toward the muzzle?
Stripe or Strip
What term describes both a horse color and a horny growth found on the inside of a horse's leg?
What is the difference between the coloring of a red bay and a chestnut?
-Bays always have black points, manes, and tails.
-Chestnuts always have either red or occasionally flaxen manes and tails.
What is piebald?
Black with white in a pinto formation.
What are the 2 most common dorsal stripe colors?
Red & Black
What are the 5 white leg markings?
Coronet, pastern, ankle (sock), half stocking, full stocking.
Describe the marking 'coronet.'
A band of white around the coronet band.
Describe a roan horse.
One whose coat carries white hairs mixed with one or more base colors.
Describe the coat color 'palomino.'
Golden color (from light yellow to bright copper) with white mane and tail.
Describe the coat color 'chestnut.'
Reddish-brown with the same color or
lighter tail, mane and legs. May be dark
chestnut (sometimes called liver), red
chestnut or light chestnut.
What is a true white horse?
One that is born white & dies white.
What color would you call a black horse who has tan or brown hairs on the muzzle or flank?
What color is a horse that has a reddish-brown body and a black mane and tail
How can you tell whether a horse is black or seal brown?
Tan or brown hairs on the muzzle or flank indicate seal brown. A black horse doesn't have any tan or brown hairs.