Chestnuts, bays and gray mares
Posted by Constanza on May 30, 1998 at 14:23:17:
"you and I will have no gray mares in our stables when we marry". This is from Charlote Bronte's "Shriley".
From the whole paragraph, I gather that gray mares weren't quite elegant. Is that true?
That also recalled me of G. Heyer's frequent references to "the chestnuts" or the "bays".
Was there any "colour scale" for elegant horses? Did the price depended on colour?
Another thing, when Mallone uses the word "mare", this is consider rather vulgar. Is that so?
- Oh, ..... Caroline 20:14:45 6/02/98 (5)
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