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Horse coat colors chart by Aomori Horse coat colors chart by Aomori
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I'm presenting you a -side effect- of my recent work for Equirealm equisite. But I think it's nice to share it with you in this form :aww:

*entaie admin of Equirealm, commissioned from me quite a lot coat colors for all horses I previously painted.

I took American Saddlebred, as an example, added some descriptions and can show you this horse coat colors chart. I'm hoping that it's genetically correct, even Entaie have not seen this earlier :giggle:

I hope you don't mind me doing this, Enty :aww:


EDIT: Thank you for your support on this one! I have fixed some mistakes and added more colors :)


please notice that not all those colors can appear in purebleeed American Saddlebred horse. This nice american saddlebreed stally you see on the sheet is just a model for learning purposes :aww:
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Monarchstar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  New member
my wife and I were looking for updated charts of horse coloring and so on. this chart is the best we have seen. we wish to know how to get our hands on a hard copy chart of this and any face pattern n leg marking charts.
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ailerozn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Wow, thanks! This is really helpful. (:
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:iconjcmx:
JCMX Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You don't know how much I love you right now...
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ButterflyDragonBlue Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dere is no Strawbery Roan XD <3
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Hokkohono Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How can you create so many coats from one single horse ?
Could you advise me a tutorial or any tips please ? :)
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MarinaSoreon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Hey, this is really great =)
And I'm really interested in how you changed the horse color (without using a new shade).
I tried it too, but it doesn't work with the lighter colours :/
If you make a little tutorial, please add this point too.
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AnnaHorseLover Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great ref!Can you to make a little tutorial (or if you have already one,please,can you to give me the link) to show us how you make sketches and how do you colour them?Pleease!
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Blueberry-me Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful and so usefull! Awesome jog :)
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Unicorn-Pie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   General Artist
Wow! i cant believe you made that! it looks so professional. really useful :dance: thanks :thumbsup:
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SFish-VFX Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a great reference :)
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Morag-I Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
Where do flea-bit greys fall in all of this?
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sara345um Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Fantastic!!
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celiahorse Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I do not understand I'm French
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FrozenSymmetry Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
noir, marron et marron foie sont les meilleures.
2e rangée est baie, baie sauvage, brun / brun foncé, brun et le joint
3e rangée est grulla, red dun, dun et
4ème ligne est du champagne classique, champagne doré et ambré champangne
5ème ligne est enfumé noir, palomino, isabelle et
6 rangs est la crème fumé, cremelle et perline
7ème rang est la baie rouan, rouan rouge et bleu rouan
8ème ligne est de léopard sur smokey noir, une couverture sur les smokey noir, et neigée le smokey noir
9ème rang est pommelé d'argent et la baie pommelé
10 lignes, est marron lin
11e r est l'ensemble des niveaux de gris
Rangée 12 est blanc
Espoir J'ai aidé
:)Je suis passé de gauche à droite!
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Stablematelover45 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely!
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Naylady Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Uou!Fantastic
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SUGARandSPICE1 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't the white called Cremello? :meow:
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PuppyMillPrevention Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so helpful thank you!
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fantastic. Really a superb reference. Thank you for sharing the full size, too. Makes me want to go complete that breyer repaint I've got half done laying around...
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reapper411 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
twas useful thanks! :D
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:iconicywolfcoat:
icywolfcoat Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
This is so amazing!
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RachBurns Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are so nicely done! I love these colors you've shown, they've given me ideas for what colors my pictures could be.
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ccsturtlegirl Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome.ness.
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Lyd2000 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Is amazing !!
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Yazora Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you should add some of the rocky mountain horse colors, specifically the flaxen. I've seen some rockies that have a black coat with a white mane and tail. :)
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xMrsLaHoran Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovley chart! Very realistic and gives a good show of the color!
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FangSoul Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely chart you have here! :D Now you got me inspired to get back to work on my horse color chart... x3
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mistyequus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this! I was looking for a color chart to study for my Pony Club quiz rally~
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azagus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! I favourited it so that I have it closer when I need it!:glad:
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soulofonyx Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
The only thing that bugs me about this is a lack of a blood bay
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ErisLeea Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
This is so useful! Wow great job:D Have you thought of doing a horse markings chart? That would be super cool too!
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xXShadowGaleXx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Beautiful art and extremely useful info, I love it.
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Power4Petlove Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist
AWESOME! :wow:
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Insiv Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Absolutely beautiful!! (:
I always found the Roans and Duns to be my favorite colors for horses. :D Great work!
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TheForce77 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful coloring!
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Sammiyad Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
oh wow!!! You are amazing! The shine on their coats, the detail and colours...they're so REAL!
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Elvaria Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I used to have the second gray and the seal brown, shetland ponies are sooooo cute!
I really like the blue roans as well!
Brilliant job doing this!
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J-Dove Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the 3rd grey is mine
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fearadach Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011   Writer
Stunning!
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larfje Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
This is really helpful thanks
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catzandwolves Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank u for that! i didnt know what buckskin was!!!
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ahillamon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, very interesting. :) Though what would you call the color of this Rocky Mountain Horse? [link] I don't often see dark horses with a light mane/tail.
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horsebabe72418 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
It's the flaxen gene that gives the RMH that color.
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ahillamon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I didn't know that. :)
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Aomori Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not any specialist but for me it's a silver dapple :) Like this one for example: [link]
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:iconahillamon:
ahillamon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I knew there had to be a name for this color. :)
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diana6echo Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very useful :clap:
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xilovehorsesx Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! and this is really helpful :D
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Swevenzre Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is extensive! Beautiful!
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QuickSilverArtist Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice. maybe you should do a markings one next...blaze stockings etc...Just a suggestion. :)
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