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Re: [RC] Colors and markings - what about the greys? - Maryanne Gabbani

In Arabic there is no word for roan. Fleabitten horses if they are reddish are m'warda or m'demma...that is rosy or bloody. I've never heard anything in this area against them. And for that matter, white or grey horses are actually known as "blue" or azrah, from the colour of the black skin showing through the white hair. And all that stuff about grey doesn't make any sense at all since Arabs are generally only white from about the age of maybe twelve to fifteen, if not more. Before that they are a horse of a different colour as my daughter used to call Nayzak who totally changed hue with every coat change.

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani

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On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Kristi Schaaf <iluvdez@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Angie wrote:
The swiftest of horses is the chestnut;
The most enduring the bay;
The most spirited the black;
The most blessed is he that has a white forehead.

What I find so interesting is that while it seems the majority of modern endurance riders ride grey (ie white) Arabs, they don't hardly get a mention in the old sayings, or if they do it's a negative one. And it hurt my heavily roaned (flea-bitten) grey Arab's feelings to hear that he's deemed a "sea of blood". : - P



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[RC] Colors and markings - what about the greys?, Kristi Schaaf