A World Wide Association for
Quarter Type Ponies, Regardless of Color
~Where attitude is as important as looks!~
BAY: body color ranging from tan, through red, to reddish brown; mane and tail black — usually black on lower legs.
BLACK: body color true black without light areas; mane and tail black.
BROWN: body color brown or black with light areas at muzzle, eyes, flank and inside upper legs; mane and tail black.
SORREL: body color reddish or copper-red; mane and tail usually same color as body, but may be flaxen.
CHESTNUT: body color dark red or brownish-red; mane and tail usually dark red or brownish-red, but may be flaxen.
DUN: body color yellowish or gold; mane and tail are black or brown; has dorsal stripe and usually zebra stripes on legs, and transverse stripe over withers.
RED DUN: a form of dun with body color yellowish or flesh colored, mane and tail are red or reddish, flaxen, white or mixed; has red or reddish dorsal stripe and usually red or reddish zebra stripes on legs and transverse stripe over withers.
GRULLO: body color smoky or mouse-colored (not a mixture of black and white hairs, but each hair mouse-colored); mane and tail black; usually has black dorsal stripe and black on lower legs.
BUCKSKIN: body color yellowish or gold; mane and tail black; black on lower legs; typically buckskins do not have dorsal stripes.
PALOMINO: body color a golden yellow; mane and tail white; typically palominos do not have dorsal stripes.
GRAY: mixture of white with any other colored hairs; often born solid-colored or almost solid-colored and get lighter with age as more white hairs appear.
RED ROAN: more or less uniform mixture of white with red hairs on a large portion of the body, but usually darker on head and lower legs; can have red or flaxen mane and/or tail.
BLUE ROAN: more or less uniform mixture of white with black hairs over a large portion of the body, but usually darker on head and lower legs; can have a few red hairs in mixture.
BAY ROAN: more or less uniform mixture of white with red hairs on a large portion of the body; darker on head, usually red but can have a few black hairs in mixture; black mane and tail and black on lower legs.
CREMELLO: light (or pink) skin over the body, white or cream-colored hair and blue eyes.
PERLINO: light (or pink) skin over the body, white or cream-colored hair and blue eyes. Mane, tail and lower legs slightly darker than body color.
SNIP: Any white marking between the two nostrils.
STAR: Any marking on the forehead.
STRIP: A narrow marking extending vertically in the area between the forehead and the nostrils.
BLAZE: A vertical marking of medium, uniform width extending the length of the face.
STAR AND STRIP: A marking on the forehead with a strip to the nasal peak. The strip does not have to be an extension of the star.
STAR, STRIP and SNIP: A marking on the forehead with a narrow extension of the nasal peak and opening up again between the nostrils. These may be connected.
BALD FACE: A very broad blaze. It can extend out and around the eyes and it can extend down to the upper lip and around the nostrils.
CORONET: Any narrow marking around the coronet above the hoof.
HALF PASTERN: A marking which includes only half the pastern above the coronet.
PASTERN: A marking which includes the entire pastern.
SOCK: A marking which extends around the leg, from the coronet halfway up the cannon bone, or halfway to the knee on the foreleg or halfway to the hock on the back leg.
STOCKING: A full marking to the area of the knee on the foreleg and to the area of the hock on the hind leg. It is an extended sock.
ROAN PATCHES; PATCHES OF SCATTERED WHITE HAIR: Areas with white hair scattered through the basic body color and which do not have underlying light-colored skin.
PATCHES OF DARKER-COLORED HAIR: Concentrated areas in which the hair has a darker pigmentation than the surrounding hair of its basic body color.
DARK SPOTS: Patches of dark hair (or basic body color) within white markings.
International Quarter Pony Association
P.O. Box 230
Lyles, TN 37098