Would you pay more for color? - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 153
• Horses: 0
Question Would you pay more for color?

How much more have you paid/would you pay?

"On the 6th day God created horses; and on the 7th day He painted the good ones"
Paint Mom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 02:06 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Was in Ocala, Fl Now In West Union SC!
Posts: 3,175
• Horses: 1
I wouldn't pay more. You can't ride color.
myhorsesonador is offline  
post #3 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 02:08 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,294
• Horses: 3
All things being equal to a non-colored horse concerning conformation, temperament, soundness, and level of training? Maybe, but not a heck of a lot more. Color is just a bonus, and should always be the last consideration when looking at a horse.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #4 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 02:12 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,324
• Horses: 0
If I had a choice between two horses and the only difference was colour, then I might pick the splashier horse....

BUT...since I hope to eventually show a lot more, if the horse had a lot of white, I might go with the non-coloured horse, as they would require less work to be sparkly clean for the show ring.

Since they are the same, except for colour, they really shouldnt be priced differently.

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus
VelvetsAB is offline  
post #5 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 02:12 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,141
• Horses: 24
I agree with SR. If I was looking at 2 horses that were both very similar in ability, temperament, training, confo, and bloodlines but one was buckskin and one was sorrel, I would pay a little more for the buckskin, simply because it would likely be priced a bit higher.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #6 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 02:34 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Posts: 3,679
• Horses: 5
Depends, I have paid more for my coloured boy then I would for a similar one without colour but I wouldnt have unless he was top quality to start with.

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

faye is offline  
post #7 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 04:03 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Far From Sanity
Posts: 2,284
• Horses: 0
Yup :) I would!

Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?-Edgar Allen Poe
Piaffe is offline  
post #8 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 153
• Horses: 0
^^Glad I'm not the only one!! lol^^

"On the 6th day God created horses; and on the 7th day He painted the good ones"
Paint Mom is offline  
post #9 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 04:22 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Posts: 16,294
• Horses: 3
So tell me Piaffe and Paint Mom, was color the first consideration for you when looking for a horse? I hope not, because otherwise no wonder there are so many color breeders who don't care about conformation, soundness, or temperament. As long as they have people putting color before substance, they'll always have someone who will buy their train wrecks.

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Speed Racer is offline  
post #10 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 04:30 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,580
• Horses: 5
I'm not gonna lie, I always check out the progeny from True Colours Farm.

The day is coming when I will be working full time again and will have more money to play with. If in my search I come across two horses that are equal in conformation, temperament and overall health but one is a chestnut and one is a buckskin, I'll probably go with the buckskin, just for something different. I'd pay extra too.

Ashamed to admit it but colour is flashy to me. Would never choose colour to the exclusion of all the important characteristics that I look for but hell, if presented with a choice and everything else was equal, yep, count me in.

All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.
sarahver is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Foal Color, help me guess what color he'll shed out.. frogtree Horse Breeding 11 04-25-2012 10:29 PM
What Color Will He Be? Tessa T Horse Breeds 8 08-13-2010 06:10 PM
What Color is he? mswp27 Horse Breeds 6 06-08-2010 06:25 PM
What color is he? Color critique! Pidge Horse Riding Critique 9 01-13-2010 04:13 PM
What color...? ohhellneely Horse Tack and Equipment 10 12-27-2008 12:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome