• Basic equine colour genetics
  • Colour breeds and terminology
  • Interrelationships of colour
  • Difficult colours identified
  • Rare colours explained
  • White markings and patterns
  • Selection for colour
  • Predicting mating outcomes
  • Coat colour changes
  • Responsible horse breeding
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HORSE COLOUR EXPLAINED is a treasure trove of in depth information for the serious student and the pleasure horse breeder alike. The principles of inheritance of colour are explained simply and practically for all to make informed decisions. Throughout, Jeanette Gower speaks from over 25 years practical experience, guiding the reader with real life examples.

With nearly 200 beautiful colour photographs explanatory diagrams and charts, supported by a detailed summary of information in the appendix, glossary and index, Horse Colour Explained is sure to be referred to again and again. A special feature is the Quick Guide at the beginning of each chapter, which allows the reader to find quick answers before delving into a particular topic of interest.

Never before have White Markings, Paint Horse inheritance, and the Dun been given such a comprehensive coverage, including much information never previously published. Controversial issues have been addressed, including the identification of difficult colours and the responsibilities of breeders.

The philosophy of breeding for colour is allied to the ultimate responsibility of breed improvement.
Temperament and performance must always take precedence over breeding for colour alone.


About the Author

Jeanette Gower is a foremost authority on horse colour genetics, a respected judge and an equine studies lecturer. She owns the very successful Chalani Australian Stock Horse stud at Mt Barker, South Australia.

Jeanette is available for lecture tours & clinics.

"Jeanette's book Horse Colour Explained is very, very good. I was given the privilege of checking this book out at an early stage and I became very proud of the fact that the best book on horse colour genetics had been written by an Australian. This book is very accurate, completely up to date and beautifully illustrated with colour photos."
Don Burke
Burke's Backyard
Popular Australian TV Show.

More than just a colour genetics book - essential reading for every breeder and equine enthusiast. A necessity for Breed Association, Veterinary and Horse Husbandry libraries. Every page is packed with information. Destined to be referred to over and over again.