Cremello horses are a striking color that is rare. It’s often confused with other colors, and susceptible to sunburn. The astute equestrian can discern between a Cremello horse and another color though, by the subtle differences that bring this double dilution into life across many breeds of horses.
Horse coat color is determined by genes, like human hair color. We are used to seeing bay, black, chestnut, grey, and paint horses, but that’s really only the tip of the iceberg as far as color goes. Digging deeper into genetics, history shows us how many coat colors there are.
Cremello is one of those, and as such, is seen in many breeds of horses, from the miniature to the Andalusian. It is a color designation only, so there aren’t specific body types or disciplines, you can find Cremello horses anywhere, except it’s a rare color so not as prevalent as your chestnuts and bays.