Solid colored horses are just that - solid colored. They have one body color aside from leg or face markings that will be discussed later in this guide. The AMHA also recognizes horses with color patterns such as pinto, appaloosa and pintaloosa's. Each of these colors have variations which are also available for notation on registration forms. If you would like help identifying your horse's color, please contact us at 817.783.5600 or email us.


PLEASE NOTE: The photos and descriptions below do not represent all of the colors recognized by the AMHA.

These are the most commonly used color descriptions.

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CREMELLO

Creamish body and points with pink skin. Must have blue eyes.

PERLINO

Creamish body with very slightly draker points. Must have blue eyes.

BUCKSKIN

Tannish to yellow body color with black mane and tail and lower legs.

GRULLO

Smooth greyish blue color like a mouse. Not a blue roan. typically has a black mane and tail and black lower legs.

PALOMINO

Light yellow to bright gold. Must have a white mane and tail.

APPALOOSA

Solid colored skin with leopard like spots. Spots can be various colors.

SILVER DAPPLE

Body color ranges from light milk chocolate to almost black with silver dapples. Mane & tail usually flaxen.

PINTALOOSA

Has the characteristic spotting of both the Pinto and the Appaloosa.

CHAMPAGNE

Pinkish or light brown skin with dark freckles. Either bright blue, hazel or amber eyes. Skin around eyes and muzzle is pinkish with dark freckles.

BAY

Chestnut or Sorrel with black mane and tail and black points.

BLACK

Black with black hooves and skin; points are always black.

BROWN

Sometimes difficult to distinguish from black or dark bay but flank and muzzle usually lighter.

SORREL

Reddish or copper red. Mane and tail usually the same color but may be flaxen.

GREY

Usually born a darker color and gradually turn white with age.

DUN

Duns have a dorsal line back and usually zebra markings at the knees and hocks.

SILVER BAY

Chestnut or Sorrel with a silver or white mane and tail and black points.

PINTO

Must have at least 2 square inches of white somewhere on body. Can be any color.

ROAN

May be red, blue, black or bay base body color about 50 percent white hairs intermingled with much darker points.Blue Roan Shown here.

CHESTNUT

Dark mahogany red, or dark reddish brown. Mane and tail usually the same color but may be flaxen.

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