Originally Posted by Faceman
That's why there are so many poor cremello studs that are standing. Because color is guaranteed, many are stood solely on the basis of color producing ability rather than conformation and physical ability. A really good cremello stallion is worth a ton of money, but there aren't more than a handful around...
Which is nonsense IMHO. Because with all honesty you can't ride the color anyway, and personally I don't see a point of throwing money into a colorful horse that can't succeed in discipline of your choice (trail riding including, not every horse can be a nice trail mount) or just a confo wreck all over.
P.S. Before anyone gets offended my words are only applicable when you buy/breed for color only
(my qh for example is not the best confo representation of the qh world either, much less for dressage, still I own her