Attention color experts…

I was having a discussion with a friend of mine (not of the Morgan breed) and the subject of brindled horses came up.  Is this a registerable trait within the AMHA?  Is it like the high white/pinto rule, where it was not allowed previously but may be in the future?  Is brindling considered a possibility within the Morgan breed?

Comments appreciated! Thank you!

4 Responses to Brindling

  1. Savannah says:

    I would say that it could be a possibility. It’s very rare in all breeds because it’s actually due to the individual being a chimera. Which is like two separately fertilized eggs fusing to create one organism with tissues from both zygotes. It can happen in all living things and when it happens in horses- brindling.

  2. empressive says:

    Yes it is registerable. A friend has a mare that has brindled legs. She looks like a tigger! Well, from the legs down anyway. This mare is registered with the AMHA and has had foals registered with the AMHA although none of the foals ever recieved the brindling.

  3. IED says:


    Is the mare registered brindled, or is she just registered her base coat color?

  4. empressive says:

    I think she is registered as a bay/ brindle.
    Basically she is a bay with 4 stripped legs. I saw her papers about 6 years ago. But seeing brindle on those papers is something I will never forget.

    It was one of those learn something new every day, kind of days.

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