As I have posted before I've been researching and pricing out some Gypsy horses for sale and I came across a breeder's website that has a buckskin tobiano colt for sale. I emailed her and asked her how much she wanted for him and she replied with a simple "What do you know about Gypsy horses?" ... I was curious about what she meant by this although I figure she's just trying to see if I'd be able to care for one of her babies properly... although, when I went back to her website I noticed something disturbing... well not really all that bad but it gives some insight into what kind of breeder she might be. What I noticed was that she has this colt, who is clearly a buckskin, listed as a "buckskin palomino". I also noticed that the stallion that she proudly boasts about, and I don't blame her really as he's gorgeous, but she has him advertised as a "chocolate palomino (rare Silver Dapple)" So, in my response to her I mentioned the fact that both buckskin and palomino are to distinct colors as well as a chocolate palomino and silver dapple being two distinct colors. She hasn't replied as of yet but would any of you consider buying a horse from someone who doesn't know the difference in these colors? She obviously hasn't had her horses genetically tested or maybe she has and she's just naive about the differences.
Still I don't know if I want to buy a horse from someone who doesn't have that knowledge. Anyways, what do y'all think?