Salt and pepper coat color? That's a roan! Roan horses have a coat that is evenly mixed with white hairs and colored hairs, and have a solid color on their head and legs. What colors do roan horses come in?
Blue roans have a base color of black. Their heads, legs, manes and tails are solid black. The mix of blue and white hairs on their body can give them a bluish sheen, so they are called blue roans.
Bay roans have a base color of - you guessed it - bay! They have bay heads and legs, and can have some black on their legs as well. They have black manes and tails. Some people consider a bay roan the same as a red roan. However, a red roan has a sorrel base color, instead of bay. If the horse has a red/brown head and legs, but a black mane and tail, it is a bay roan.
Red roans have a base color of sorrel or chestnut. They have a sorrel mane, tail, head and legs. The mix of sorrel and white hairs on their body gives them a reddish-pink hue, so they are sometimes also known as a strawberry roan.
Palomino roans, also known as honey roans, have a palomino base color. They have a palomino head and legs, with a white or cream mane and tail. They can at times be hard to distinguish between solid palominos that are very light in color.
Roan horses are stunning in color and can be found in many different breeds. If you end up with a roan horse, you will be sure to turn heads!
The Info Pony