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Anonymous asked in PetsHorses · 9 years ago

chocalate colored horses?

i am looking for a Chocolate colored horse of decent size but the only ones i can find are the rocky mountain horses and they don usually pass 15 hands, i need a bigger one to do jumping with, i try not to be picky about color like this, but i have always wanted one and i have decided to finally look into it, any help? are there any bigger breeds that can be Chocolate colored?

Update:

a Chocolate colored horse is not a liver chestnut, a chocolate colored horse is dark brown or black with a flaxen or white mane. and im not picky about color but this is one iv always wanted so whats so wrong with chasing dreams?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Nearly any breed can come in "chocolate" color.

    Rocky Mountain Horses are just the most common because so many of them carry the silver dilute gene.

    You can find big RMHs if you get away from the show breeders that have bred them down to scraggly little near-pony size beasts with no bone and start looking at people who breed them for their intended purpose-a good all-around utility horse.

    Horselover- Chocolate and liver chestnut are two completely different colors. Chocolate coloring in horses is caused by the silver dilute gene lightening black hairs to a "chocolate" color and is not visible on a red base coat. Liver chestnut is simply a very dark brown chestnut coat. Liver chestnuts are also simply called...wait for it...brown!

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  • 9 years ago

    Is chocolate actually a horse color?? Or do you mean live chestnut, maybe?

    You can find chestnuts and liver chestnuts in almost any breed! You could get a quarter horse/paint, arabian, saddle bred, morgan.. the list goes on and on. They all come in chestnut!

    You won't have a problem finding the color you want :)

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  • 9 years ago

    We call horses who are chocolate colored liver chestnut so try typing that in and you should get more results. Liver chestnut comes with all kinds of horses

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I highly recommend finding a horse based on the bond you have with it and it's ability over coloring. Coloring is the least of your worries.

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  • 9 years ago

    well you can find chocalate Palamino QHs and i have seen them In TW even ponys but never really seen it in alot of breeds. best not buy for color, you may end up with a Hell witch of a horse

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  • 9 years ago

    Why is the colour so important?

    Don't underestimate the power and natural jumping ability of the Connemara - I've seen one (about 14.2hh) jump 1.40 metres with ease!

    They come in a colour called chocolate dun - quite rare, but any Connemara is worth its weight in gold, no matter the colour as they are such honest ponies.

    I own a 14.1hh chocolate dun Connemara gelding - I'm 18 (as is he) and we've owned him 8 years and I've been riding him about 7 years (my mum bought him for herself). He has done everything (with some spooking - that's just him though) and after a few weeks of having him, my mum said she would not sell him because he's the ideal pony (you can sit anyone on him and he'll look after them, do anything to him and he doesn't care and he's great with kids as he just loves the attention).

    This is him:

    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s72... (ignore the bad quality and the eyes - phone photo and the flash wouldn't leave me alone)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/53615080@N06/60970107... (with a comb over - courtesy of my mum. He puts up with a lot)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/53615080@N06/60970097...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/53615080@N06/60970067... (The colour of his eyes is seen with most chocolate dun Connemaras)

    http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/413...

    http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/681...

    This is him clipped last year (about January 2010)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/53615080@N06/60970076...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/53615080@N06/60970074...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/53615080@N06/60975519...

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    try horse quest or horse and hound

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