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Buying for Color: Have you done it, and has it worked out??

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        02-16-2014, 03:52 PM
      #81
    Yearling
    No, I've never picked a horse because of color. I like a great many colors. Certainly some I like better than others, but it's a bit like saying I'm going to pick out my girlfriend based on the color of her hair. Color would have had me buying my older mare's kid brother (who was a beautiful animal with a black brown and white pattern, all three colors in his tail) instead of my mares cousin. He did make my short list of 5, but there were 3 fillies ahead of him so he would have been hard pressed to beat all three (especially the filly I did pick). There was nothing wrong with him (he would have been an excellent choice) and color would have given him a lead the others couldn't have matched.

    Now there are colors I prefer and some I'm not so fond of. The first horse I owned (mine, not someone else in the family's horse) was probably the least attractive horse I've ever had (white, not grey, pink skin, blue eyes). To me she was beautiful (but that's the blind love of a 14 year old boy finally getting his own horse). She did turn out to be on the best horses I've ever owned. Best working horse for cattle in the family. But today I probably would have passed on her unless there was nothing else equal to her in the things that matter.

    I won't say colors can't play a part in what I would buy. There are colors I will not buy. I won't buy any horse that's pastel blue, Kelly Green and I'd recommend everyone avoid any that are hot neon pink.
         
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        02-16-2014, 04:48 PM
      #82
    Foal
    I have never bought for color. I just look for the best horse out there for the $$ I have at the time.

    My first horse was a Strawberry Roan (about 30 years ago) - but just found him by chance. He was my favorite of all the horses, but not for his color.

    I have always preferred Sorrel and Bay horses, thinking that since their color isn't special they would have to measure up on their merits alone. I might avoid white (hard to keep clean where I live), but I like white on the face as it is easy to find at night.
         
        02-16-2014, 05:37 PM
      #83
    Foal
    In the old days cowboys didn't want to be recognized from a distance by the color of their horse. Might get shot off of it if someone knew you rode a certain paint and they didn't like you. Most preferred common looking horses like bays sorrel and greys. They left the paints and Appaloosas for the Indians. :).
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        02-16-2014, 08:24 PM
      #84
    Super Moderator
    I did breed a mare in the hope of getting what we call a coloured horse in the UK - any colour and white = a skewbald or a piebald. We got a really nice skewbald filly but she was never 'my' dream horse and I sold her - but made a great profit and she went to a wonderful home.
         
        02-17-2014, 10:48 AM
      #85
    Weanling
    I really love some paint patterns and the "golden" colors (buckskin and palomino) but when I decided I wanted a horse, I also decided I wanted an Arabian. That means sorrel, bay or grey (black ones are super pricey here, and if there are other colors they are not in my area). I could never have a golden arab, so I just bought a horse I liked, a nice but not exceptional bay. I didn't pick him for the color, though I'm happy that I don't have to clean a grey
    I like that he has some white markings, I don't care much for horses with no white at all, they look plain to me.

    Just to make you laugh:
    I did adopt one of my cats for her color. She's just a dsh, but she's a stunning classic tabby calico, just a delight to look at. Well… if she has the chance, she poops in the sink, and in the bathtub, or just 1 foot from the litterbox, and she pees on computer bags, sport bags, pile of dirty clothes, leather and fake-leather furniture (couches).
    I do love her to pieces, but I always say that I got punished for picking the best looking cat instead of a plainer one… my other kitty is a plain tabby with van-white, and she's so more normal
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        02-21-2014, 11:42 AM
      #86
    Weanling
    I was searching bloodlines and came across a Palomino Cat Ichi colt out of a ncha money earning dam so I snatched him up really fast. In the cutting world color is icing on the cake. Hopefully he will be great in the cutting pen. We will find out in the next year and a half once he begins training.
         
        02-21-2014, 01:05 PM
      #87
    Green Broke
    Shesocalifornia--That is awesome xD /RunsOffToShareWithEveryoneIKnow
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        02-21-2014, 07:40 PM
      #88
    Weanling
    It seems the census is the majority of folks on here do NOT go for color, and I am in that group as well.

    When I decided I was financially ready to own a horse again I only had a few requirements, 1- NOT a bay , or white/light gray (seems that bay's are all my family ends up with) 2- Must be green broke (goes left, right, forward and back.), 3- I do NOT like blue eyes.

    What I ended up with was a yearling Gypsy cross colt....Why? Because I bought the BREED. Saw it was a Gypsy and said "yup, coming home with me".

    The collage of pictures kind of sums things up about him. He is now 3 1/2 years old and great with kids, scary stuff and who knows what else.

    It seems rarely does one get the exact horse they want. But everyone ends up with any particular horse for SOME reason, to learn something from, love, or, combination of.
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        02-26-2014, 12:45 AM
      #89
    Green Broke
    ^He is not only lovely, but stylish too ;D

    Though, the breed /is/ pretty flashy. I'd say, by default, you bought for color teehee~
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        03-06-2014, 09:23 PM
      #90
    Weanling
    Actually, I really was kind of hoping a good horse would come along that was a bay roan :P
         

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