The ASPCA refused to allow the horses to be dyed; instead, technicians tinted them with lemon, cherry, and grape flavored powdered gelatin to create a spectrum of white, yellow, red, and purple. They had to be prevented from licking the colored powder off themselves between takes.
The expression, like so many in the English language, was popularised by William Shakespeare. In Twelfth Night, the scheming Maria utters “ horse of that colour ”, meaning ‘the same thing’. Over the centuries, and definitely by the mid-1800s according to records, the use of the phrase reversed.
Horse changes colors 6 times . Red,orange,blue,green,yellow,violet.
This term probably derives from a phrase coined by Shakespeare, who wrote “a horse of that color ” (Twelfth Night, 2:3), meaning “the same matter” rather than a different one. By the mid-1800s the term was used to point out difference rather than likeness.
The phrase ” horse of a different color ” means an unrelated or only incidentally related matter with distinctly different significance . Horse of a Different Color may also refer to: Horse of a Different Color (Big & Rich album)
Gene variations in individual horses can result in an unexpected color for a certain breed or mating. While temperament and athletic ability are defining aspects of a breed, color also plays an important role. If you want a registered Black Kladruby, for example, you probably aren’t hoping he’ll be chestnut.