One of the rarest colors, a white horse has white hair and fully or largely unpigmented (pink) skin. These horses are born white, with blue or brown eyes, and remain white for life. The vast majority of so-called “white” horses are actually grays with a fully white hair coat.
Let’s take a look at some of the most expensive horses ever sold:
These horses cost around $10,000 on average, though that price can rise considerably based on age, health, training, and pedigree. Akhal-Tekes with a strong metallic sheen to their coats often command a higher price, as well.
“True white” horses, especially those that carry one of the dominant white (W) genes, are rare. Most horses that are commonly referred to as “white” are actually “gray” horses whose hair coats are completely white and may be born of any color and gradually “gray” as time goes on and take on a white appearance.
Cheapest Horse Breeds
Thoroughbreds are considered the fastest horses in the world and dominate the horse racing industry, while Arabian horses are known to be intelligent and excel in endurance riding. Take a look at some of the horse breeds used in racing, dressage and general riding.
Here is a horse years into human years:Horse YearsHuman Years2675.527782880.52983
Gray horseGrayA young gray Lipizzan horse. Grays are typically born a darker color, and their hair coat will be pure white before they are 10 years old as they ageOther namesGreyVariantsdapple gray flea-bitten gray iron gray rose grayGenotype
25 – 30 years