I do agree that there has always been a discrimination against palominos in the hunter ring. My first horse was a palomino Appendix and none of my trainers ever approved of her. Although she was a pretty mover and a nice jumper, I was always told that she would always be looked down on because she was colored. Every trainer I worked with and clinic I went to, people tried to talk me into selling my "yellow" horse.
My mom had found the gelding I that we are trying to sell in a bad situation. He was a 3 year old who had never been ridden and was kept alone in a round pin. We bought him, thinking that he would be trained as a western pleasure horse. He is now 6 and has a much better liking for english. He has a long and low floaty movement and the calm temperment that is to die for in the hunters. But him being a palomino is a concern for me because of my previous experience in this issue. So, we are stuck in this spot where we have this horse who would be a wonderful hunter, but we feel that ecspecially in the current market it will be hard to sell him as a hunter.