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Sorrel Horse Lunges with Border Collie
Sorrel Horse Lunges with Border Collie
::2009/04/05::
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Paint Colt, Palomino Filly, and Sorrel Horse on Trail Ride
Paint Colt, Palomino Filly, and Sorrel Horse on Trail Ride
::2009/03/15::
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Tyree Sorrel Horse
Tyree Sorrel Horse
::2013/04/11::
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My Old Sorrel Horse
My Old Sorrel Horse
::2009/03/26::
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Doghouse - Heatwave (Shottisham Sorrel Horse soundcheck 20/07/13)
Doghouse - Heatwave (Shottisham Sorrel Horse soundcheck 20/07/13)
::2013/07/25::
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Sorrel horse~ ROPING HORSE FOR SALE
Sorrel horse~ ROPING HORSE FOR SALE
::2014/07/09::
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The Sorrel Horse, Shottisham
The Sorrel Horse, Shottisham
::2011/12/14::
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Sorrel horse
Sorrel horse
::2013/04/23::
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Chex 3yr. old sorrel Horse For Sale
Chex 3yr. old sorrel Horse For Sale
::2008/03/24::
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JP
JP's Sorrel Horse Cutting 2
::2009/06/23::
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Tribute to Sorrel Horse
Tribute to Sorrel Horse
::2008/02/21::
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Painting a Chestnut/Sorrel Model Horse
Painting a Chestnut/Sorrel Model Horse
::2009/09/13::
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LotRO Blonde Sorrel Horse preview
LotRO Blonde Sorrel Horse preview
::2011/11/16::
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saulo and sorrel horse
saulo and sorrel horse
::2010/11/15::
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What Is A Sorrel Horse?
What Is A Sorrel Horse?
::2014/09/25::
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Sorrel horse 3
Sorrel horse 3
::2013/04/23::
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The Sorrel Horse, Shottisham re-thatching underway
The Sorrel Horse, Shottisham re-thatching underway
::2012/07/12::
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6 year old sorrel horse
6 year old sorrel horse
::2012/05/24::
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The Sorrel Horse Easter Event
The Sorrel Horse Easter Event
::2012/04/09::
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Pair red Sorrel mule foals. Flashy 1 filly 1 horse mule. 2 weeks age apart. Call 903-701-1322. New B
Pair red Sorrel mule foals. Flashy 1 filly 1 horse mule. 2 weeks age apart. Call 903-701-1322. New B
::2014/10/25::
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Easter Egg Hunt at The Sorrel Horse, Shottisham
Easter Egg Hunt at The Sorrel Horse, Shottisham
::2012/04/09::
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Stout Sorrel Quarter Horse Gelding
Stout Sorrel Quarter Horse Gelding
::2014/11/15::
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JP
JP's Sorrel Horse Cutting 1
::2009/06/23::
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The Sorrel Horse re-thatching 2012. Front view.
The Sorrel Horse re-thatching 2012. Front view.
::2013/01/13::
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Sorrel Horse
Sorrel Horse
::2010/06/14::
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The Sorrel Horse re-thatching 2012. Rear view.
The Sorrel Horse re-thatching 2012. Rear view.
::2013/01/13::
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Sorrel horse
Sorrel horse
::2012/09/05::
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Sorrel Horse
Sorrel Horse
::2012/04/04::
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The Sorrel Horse re-thatching summer 2012
The Sorrel Horse re-thatching summer 2012
::2012/07/13::
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Sorrel horse for sale 3
Sorrel horse for sale 3
::2010/08/31::
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Sorrel Horse
Sorrel Horse
::2010/06/14::
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sorrel horse movie 001
sorrel horse movie 001
::2009/11/13::
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Becky Sorrel horse
Becky Sorrel horse
::2012/09/23::
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"Blink" - Heel Horse - 2006 AQHA Sorrel Gelding
"Blink" - Heel Horse - 2006 AQHA Sorrel Gelding
::2012/01/03::
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1080 Sorrel Horse Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
1080 Sorrel Horse Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
::2014/04/07::
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Jordan marie big sorrel horse enjoying the swing
Jordan marie big sorrel horse enjoying the swing
::2013/05/18::
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Windamuellar
Windamuellar's sorrel horse
::2011/05/13::
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Horse & Sorrel Horse Head Wall Mount - lonestarwesterndecor.com
Horse & Sorrel Horse Head Wall Mount - lonestarwesterndecor.com
::2012/12/28::
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Sorrel Tennessee Walking Horse Mare at work
Sorrel Tennessee Walking Horse Mare at work
::2014/04/19::
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"Blink" - Heel Horse - 2006 AQHA Sorrel Gelding
"Blink" - Heel Horse - 2006 AQHA Sorrel Gelding
::2012/01/03::
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Hip #1 Cash R Rooster 2004 AQHA Sorrel Gelding Head Horse
Hip #1 Cash R Rooster 2004 AQHA Sorrel Gelding Head Horse
::2014/02/07::
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Big Ed, Sorrel Quarter Horse Gelding for sale
Big Ed, Sorrel Quarter Horse Gelding for sale
::2014/09/13::
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Boot & Sorrel Horse Head Wall Mount - lonestarwesterndecor.com
Boot & Sorrel Horse Head Wall Mount - lonestarwesterndecor.com
::2012/12/28::
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Playboy - 9yo Sorrel AQHA Gelding Head & Heel Horse For Sale
Playboy - 9yo Sorrel AQHA Gelding Head & Heel Horse For Sale
::2012/10/06::
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Kings Duke - AQHA 8yo Sorrel Gelding 1D Barrel Horse & Head Horse For Sale
Kings Duke - AQHA 8yo Sorrel Gelding 1D Barrel Horse & Head Horse For Sale
::2014/08/08::
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Saltness sorrel horse
Saltness sorrel horse
::2010/09/24::
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SMOOTH LEO DOC - SORREL HEAD & HEEL HORSE
SMOOTH LEO DOC - SORREL HEAD & HEEL HORSE
::2013/04/24::
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Illumnati - Sorrel Head Horse Consigned to the Billings Livestock Fall Sale
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sorrel trail horse
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A Chestnut or "Sorrel" horse
A Quarter Horse registered as "sorrel"

Sorrel is an alternative word for one of the most common equine coat colors in horses. While the term is usually used to refer to a copper-red shade of chestnut, in some places it is used generically in place of "chestnut" to refer to any reddish horse with a same-color or lighter mane and tail, ranging from reddish-gold to a deep burgundy or chocolate shade. The term probably comes from the color of the flower spike of the sorrel herb.

The term "chestnut" is the more common term used to describe horses of a reddish-brown color. Chestnut is more often used to describe this color in England and on the east coast of the United States, while the term "sorrel" is more common in the Western United States. Some horse enthusiasts insist that chestnut and sorrel are two distinct colorations, but there is no known genetic difference between the two and no clear consensus on what the distinction is. Some argue that "sorrel" should be used to describe only lighter shades, or shades with a very clear reddish tint, while "chestnut" denotes darker shades or shades with more brown in them. The American Quarter Horse Association, which uses both terms, describes a sorrel as a type of copper-red chestnut, but allows that chestnut is also a correct term.

In terms of equine coat color genetics there is no difference at all. Solid reddish-brown color is a base color of horses, caused by the recessive "e" gene.

Sorrel or chestnut coloration can be distinguished from dun by the fact that a dun horse has a gene that causes slightly washed-out yellowish color, with a darker mane and tail than the rest of its coat, may have areas of darker color on the shoulder and forelegs, and also possesses a narrow, dark line down the middle of the back.

A sorrel and a bay, especially a "blood bay," may be confused with one another. However, all bays have "black points" - a black mane, tail and lower legs. Light-colored sorrels, sometimes called "blond sorrels," especially if they have flaxen manes and tails, may resemble a palomino. However, true palomino coloration is the result of a horse's being heterozygous for the cream dilution gene.

Some definitions list sorrel as a self color, used to describe only horses whose mane, tail, and legs are the same color as the rest of the coat, with the exception of white markings. Other definitions are broader and include reddish-brown horses with flaxen manes and tails.

More often than not, the practical difference is usually not in color, but in usage: horses ridden in the Western tradition are more often referred to as sorrel and horses ridden in the English tradition are chestnut. Many organizations simply avoid the whole fuss and choose one of the two terms to denote all reddish or brown colorations that are not bay.

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