Coat Color Chart

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.

Download & Print this reference guide here: COAT COLOR CHART (pdf)

BAY

Chestnut or Sorrel with black mane and tail and black points.
CREMELLO
Creamish body and points with pink skin. Must have blue eyes.
BLACK
Black with black hooves and skin; points are always black.
PERLINO
Creamish body with very slightly draker points. Must have blue eyes.
BROWN
Sometimes difficult to distinguish from black or dark bay but flank and muzzle usually lighter.
BUCKSKIN

Tannish to yellow body color with black mane and tail and lower legs.
SORREL
Reddish or copper red. Mane and tail usually the same color but may be flaxen.
GRULLO
Smooth greyish blue color like a mouse. Not a blue roan. typically has a black mane and tail and black lower legs.
GREY
Usually born a darker color and gradually turn white with age.
PALOMINO
Light yellow to bright gold. Must have a white mane and tail.
DUN
Duns have a dorsal line back and usually zebra markings at the knees and hocks.
APPALOOSA
Solid colored skin with leopard like spots. Spots can be various colors.
SILVER BAY
Chestnut or Sorrel with a silver or white mane and tail and black points.
SILVER DAPPLE
Body color ranges from light milk chocolate to almost black with silver dapples. Mane & tail usually flaxen.
PINTO
Must have at least 2 square inches of white somewhere on body. Can be any color. PINTALOOSA Has the characteristic spotting of both the Pinto and the Appaloosa.
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. CHAMPAGNE Pinkish or light brown skin with dark freckles. Either bright blue, hazel or amber eye. Skin around eyes and muzzle is pinkish withdark freckles.
CHESTNUT
Dark mahogany red, or dark reddish brown. Mane and tail usually the same color but may be flaxen.


There are hundreds of choices that Miniature Horses comin in and many change color throughout their lives. If you do not feel secure with your choice, you can always check the box to allow the AMHA to select the color of horse for you. We are here to help!