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WRITTEN BY: Cheryl Sutor   [January 2000]

Bay horses run from light reddish or tan shades to dark brown and mahogany/auburn shades. Bay horses always have black points (legs, muzzle, mane and tail, and the tips of their ears are black). Many bay horses have black legs that are covered by white markings.

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Dark Bay

Dark brown coat, reddish or black highlights, black points.

An uneducated horse person may think this horse is black...but we know better!

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This article was published on: January 2000. Last updated on: January 2000.