This is just a thread based on curiosity. Between the weather and an injury I am bored, and got to pondering. I have a bay Arabian, that I really like(in foal to a bay thoroughbred), a bay(starting to roan)appy filly, and a grulla going grey weanling. I totally stumbled into buying the grulla, but I bought her for color, 100%. She is also built nice, with a good attitude and breeding I like, but it was mainly her color. I am in love with a mare my BO owns who is also bay. As you have probably guessed, I'm going to be in a bit of a predicament over who to sell and who to keep, but that's a topic for another time.
As you can tell, I seem to end up with a lot of bays. Sometimes I get to thinking about how nice it would be to have a bit of color, a paint, some spots, a grey even, but my bays are everything I want, its just color that's missing, which ,as we all know, doesn't make any difference.
I have bought horses before mainly based on color. A dun pinto mare, which would have been perfect for me except for her size, a stunning chestnut appy that I did not click with at all, a chesnut overo mare that I didn't love either, a blue roan that was too lazy, a buckskin that wasn't right for the riding I was doing and a grey that nearly killed me. You can see where I drew the conclusion that color should be the last quality looked for
so who here has shopped for color? Has it worked out for you the way you anticipated?