Grey Horses Characteristics
Their mane and tail do not grey at the same rate as their body. Unless affected by any gene which causes light eye color, they generally have dark brown eyes. They can be born with any color and lighten white with age. The greying process starts with their head and ends with their legs.
Types of Grey Horses
One type becomes completely white with age due to pigmentation. This type of horse also experiences depigmentation in its mane and tail, making these horses completely white.
The other type of grey horse does not become entirely white even after the greying process. These horses keep their mane and tail hair colored after depigmentation.
Grey White Horse vs. White Horse
Grey horses that have turned completely white are often confused with pure white horses. But it is not that hard to differentiate between them. While pure white horses have pink skin, grey horses have dark skin because their dark skin is associated with the base color of their coat.
In simple words, pure white horses take birth with white color only. But grey horses take birth as colored and gradually turn white with age.
Grey Horses Food
Grey horses, like any other horses, eat grass and hay. The grass is their natural food. Both grass and hay keep their digestive system working.
Grey Horse Breeds
We have listed out some of the grey horse breeds.
- Camargue horse
- Carthusian horse
Dapple grey, Flea-bitten grey, Iron grey, and Rose grey are different variants.
In conclusion, having a grey horse is itself an exciting journey. Not only do these horses go through the journey of its decaying process, but you also experience that journey. Here, we have a variety of grey horses for sale. Get in touch if you are looking for a grey horse.