The black horse in all ages and times is very much appreciated and respected. Such a suit, as a rule, was chosen by powerful and very purposeful strict people. The special bluish tint in bright light always gave the animals mystery. What is this suit and why she has such a name, we find out together right now. Also interesting accompanying material will be videos and photos in the article.
The black suit along with the redhead and the bay is the basic or basic color of the horses. In particular, the wool color we are considering is due to the presence of a particular dominant gene Extention. When combined with other additional genes from this suit, derivatives are obtained: black and white, ashy or "in tan". Although today such a color is common, it can be found not so often. Much more often born bay and red horses.
What color is it?
So, black horses have only one coat color, both on the body and in the mane and tail - black. In this case, the color should be uniform without any impurities and stains. Only marks on the face, as well as on the legs are allowed (see the photo of such a racer in the photo gallery). However, black horses very often shed, so depending on the light and weather, you can distinguish several shades.
"In the tan"
This shade is characterized by the presence of "sun-baked" hair. In the light, such black horses often have a brownish tint and lighter individual hairs. In hot climates, often black horses become almost dark brown in the summer. And in the winter it again gets a rich black color. See more photos in the photo gallery.
Such black horses, unlike "in the sun", do not fade and always retain the rich black color of the coat. Understand that in front of you this particular type of suit is not difficult. Even at a young age, these foals have a bluish outflow of wool. The remaining foals have an ashen or dark brown color at birth. See the photo.
This is a very rare and very beautiful color, which is genetically more associated with the boulane and salty color. To distinguish such a horse from the usual black is quite difficult. However, in bright light, their wool gives off a light haze and a little ash tinge.
This is another version of this suit, which is more related to the category of additional colors. It is characterized by the presence and harmonious combination of black with white spots. The prefix "black" is used in the event that black color occupies a large part on the body of an animal than white. Such horses were often among the Indians and widespread in America. Today they are used in the rental business, as they are very smart under the saddle and in the harness.
Why such a name?
Those who saw the real crow know that the color of its feathers is special. It is not just black, but with a certain blue or blue tint. That is the color of a black horse. Especially in bright light, black horses, as in the photo, look great. For this they got their name.
What breeds have?
Black horses are found in many breeds. There are both riding and working horses. However, it is especially worth noting representatives of the Friesian breed, as they are only of this suit. But on the contrary, among the Draft Gaflin and Suffolk breeds, there are no black horses. This is due to a particular genetic line, where there was no dominant Extention gene. The beauty of this suit, look at the video and photos.