Depends on where you are I guess. And what discipline you're involved with. I'm showing in-hand at the moment and they are EVERYWHERE, but I've only seen one on the jumping circuit, none eventing, and only a couple doing dressage. They're a lot more common in Western disciplines and breeds than horses bred for English disciplines for some reason. Maybe it's all the QH in the western types? There are quite a few buckskin and palomino kids' ponies (cream is very common in welshies and the like in my area) but not many adults'/teens' horses.
There was a brown-based buckskin and a buckskin roan at the show. The roan was cool - I want one now. There were also two classic (as in golden) buckies, my buttermilk bucky, and at least one other. Mine was the only non-QH. I won't go into what I think of the current trend towards breeding for colour alone or we'll be here all week listening to me whinge and you don't want that!
edit; also, I just went and found a guide as to what percentage of adult height they are at what age, and at 12 months they are usually around 90% of their mature height. Satin is 90% of 15hh at not even 11 months (yes I am a geek and did the math) so if the formula holds true she should end up over 15hh. Very pleased with that!
Last edited by blue eyed pony; 11-09-2011 at 12:54 PM.