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post #101 of 109 Old 03-13-2011, 08:54 AM
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We're lucky that we have a good Paint breeder around here so (if you like Paints) choosing from a wide selection of well trained, nicely colored horses has been no more expensive than solid, brown ones. Other than being generally pleasing to the eye, though, it's never been a part of our decision making (I am a sucker for a nicely patterned tobiano, however).

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post #102 of 109 Old 03-16-2011, 12:48 AM
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As long as the horse had the disposition and conformation I was looking for, I definitely would pay more for color.
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post #103 of 109 Old 03-16-2011, 05:49 AM
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look at it this way, would you prefer a well trained, polite horse that's colour is rather bad, or a stunning untrained horse thats likely to kill??
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post #104 of 109 Old 03-16-2011, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Marlea Warlea View Post
look at it this way, would you prefer a well trained, polite horse that's colour is rather bad, or a stunning untrained horse thats likely to kill??
Errrr... I highly doubt that's the "norm" when choosing between the two.

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post #105 of 109 Old 03-16-2011, 08:42 AM
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THat makes absolutely no sense................

I always have dreamed of having a stunning coloured horse had a foal once but sold it. Im yet to stop buying bays!!

Colour doenst bother me but everyone who rides has that one colour horse that you have been dremaing about owning since you were a little girl. And if i was ever in the position to buy my dream horse i would most certainly pay more for colour in fairness i have been lusting after it for so long its deserved!!
Yet its when peopole choose colour and only colour is where the problems start.

That is how i got my current eventer she was bought for a ridiculous amount fo money becuase she was soooooooo pwetty never mind the fact horse was a just broke anglo arab for a green novice rider!!!!

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post #106 of 109 Old 03-16-2011, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Marlea Warlea View Post
look at it this way, would you prefer a well trained, polite horse that's colour is rather bad, or a stunning untrained horse thats likely to kill??
No one in this thread has suggested they would pick colour over other attributes, or that they would buy a horse based purely on it's colour.

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post #107 of 109 Old 03-16-2011, 10:19 AM
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I'd pay more for a dead-broke bay or sorrel than I would an untrained/green broke tri-colored tobaino. And besides, that tri-colored tobiano would be a lot let pretty the first time it did something naughty.

I wouldn't dish out extra cash just for color.

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post #108 of 109 Old 03-16-2011, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by mls View Post
Nope. I consider the whole package. If anything tips the scales, it's personality.
I agree 100%.

I could care less what color a horse is, Lily's a dark bay/brown with 3 white hairs on her forehead. Soda's a "flashy" striped dun with a lot of factor. Personally I prefer chestnuts/bays, but not enough to influence my decision when it comes to buying horses.

The only time I would pay a little more for color is if it was a resale project. But it would have to have the same or better confo and temperment as the plain horse.
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post #109 of 109 Old 03-16-2011, 03:19 PM
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funny enough, i do NOT like bay horses. no no no no no. i've owned one bay previously (not wanting a bay then either but he seemed like he would work for what i wanted), even after selling him and SWEARING i'd never own a bay ever ever ever - i have a bay (roaning) colt. when i contacted the seller about him it was solely based on her description of him (no color or photos involved) and when i saw him my literal first thought was "oh **** poop brown". but he sounded really good and i liked the way he was put together so i went and checked him out. great brain. if not for that i would not have bought him. his smarts are what sold me on him even though his color is both a perk and a curse. hahahaha

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