Painting Horses

Some basic horse colours

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These examples are taken from the 'Spotters's Guide to Horses & Ponies' by Usborne Pocketbooks. They show basic horse markings and some specific breeds, to act as a guide to painting your own horses.
Chestnut, brown and bay horses are common. Most horses will have a white mark on the face. Most horses have white markings on the leg, mostly 1, 2 or 3 legs will be marked, rarely none or all.

Colour Party Paints do an excellent range of horse colour's acrylic paints. I find these work well as a thinned paint over a horse under-coated white or yellow, so that the under-coat is allowed to show through on the highlights
Basic horse markings
The pages below are examples of specific breeds:
Thoroughbred, Anglo-Arab, American Saddlebred, Appaloosa
Andalusian, Lusitano, Shaga Arab, Polish Arab
Budyonny, Don, Akhal-Teke, Karabair
Palomino, Pinto, Turkoman, Trakehner
Anglo Norman, Dole/Gudbrandsaal, Hanoverian, Holstein
Knabstrup, Lipizzaner, Barb, Waler
Kustanair, Finnish, Frederiksborg, Kladruber
Avelignese, Jutland, Schleswig, Pinzgauer Noriker