I wasn't even allowed to WATCH the 4H Drill Team practice in my hometown 4H group because of my breed. Lucky for me, I am a total breed snob when it comes to jerks. All of my friends ride different breeds than me. I love their horses because I love them. They tell me how pretty my horses are and I do the same. I wouldn't want a barn full of their horses, but I appreciate them.
As for colors, oh boy yes. In our breed shows, an odd colored horse has to be MUCH better than your standard chestnut/bay/black. They draw the eye more, so faults are more apparent. Same with those with a lot of white markings. That being said, grays are doing better in more recent years, and there are a few nice spotted ones. The buckskins are very new in the "rising star" category, but there are a few who are doing well. Posted via Mobile Device