Yep, she is actually a Strawberry Roan. When she sheds out in the spring, she looks sorrel, but as the summer goes by, she gets more and more of the white hairs showing through. This is her the day I went to look at her last November.
That's the way my little mare is. I feel completely safe putting anybody on her. She'll adjust her attitude according to who is on her. She's a go getter when I'm on her, a little slower with my DH on her, and so dead headed it isn't funny when a child is on her. I have loved her to death since the day I first met her. She was my confidence builder after my accidents last year...which led me to buying Rookie in April. Unfortunately she is now 17 and has some ankle problems from when they cut the tendons in the back legs for the show ring. She's now used on the shorter trail rides. Rookie is a little more of a challenge for me, but wouldn't do anything intentionally to hurt me...and God knows I have had him in situations where he could have either thrown me or hurt me pretty bad. I wouldn't dare put anybody on him unless they were a competent rider. Needless to say, both of them have found their forever home with me.