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post #21 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 06:18 PM
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Yeah, I love color but I would never pay MORE for color. Yes Jynxy got picked by me because of her color, but all the youngsters for sale by that individual were the same price. She also had another flashy Paint with two blue eyes, and a palomino, so really any one I picked was going to be for color. Jynxy was the nicest put together and so she got chosen.

If she was hideously unfortunate it may have been different, but I was looking for a nice cheap project and being an Arab lover you're sorely limited on fun colors so I went for the flashy one!

However, when I was looking at studs for Zierra who is a chestnut I found two suitable stallions - one was pinto and one was chestnut. As much as I would LOVE a cute pinto Half-Arab, the chestnut stud was blatantly the better choice. So even though I KNEW I would be condemning myself to a guaranteed chestnut, I would still have picked the BETTER stud, no questions asked. That and there's no guarantee she wouldn't give me a chestnut with a flashy stud anyway!

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post #22 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 06:33 PM
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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.
I agree with this. I probably wouldn't pay much more though. When I was horse shopping last year, I specifically looked at every bay horse around because I love bays, they're classy, and they are plentiful. Either they were too young, untrained, fugly, or overpriced. The one horse I did happen to find and suit me was a buckskin. I paid LESS than the bays and sorrels of the same age and training. Her colour was just a plus for me.

Also, if someone would like to send me a True Colours horse..I wouldn't be mad.
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I wouldn't pay more for color.I am not picky when it comes to color.I look at disposition,what they would excel in,and most importantly conformation.Color is just a bonus but in the long run shouldn;t matter. I adore chesnuts and sorrel horses.
My horse is pretty flashy but again it was added bonus.

Now,I know Piaffe got her horse cause he was brindled(hope that she doesn't take this offensivly.And although he has great bloodlines I have seen better conformation.He's a very,very sweet horse and I absolutely adore the guy but I wouldn't buy him for his color.He will make a great trail horse and possible endurance horse.He is very willing.
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post #24 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 06:53 PM
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I wouldn't pay more for color.I am not picky when it comes to color.I look at disposition,what they would excel in,and most importantly conformation.Color is just a bonus but in the long run shouldn;t matter. I adore chesnuts and sorrel horses.
My horse is pretty flashy but again it was added bonus.

Now,I know Piaffe got her horse cause he was brindled(hope that she doesn't take this offensivly.And although he has great bloodlines I have seen better conformation.He's a very,very sweet horse and I absolutely adore the guy but I wouldn't buy him for his color.He will make a great trail horse and possible endurance horse.He is very willing.

He is gangly and 3....he looks like what arabs look like at his age he will grow into himself with time.

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Would I pay more for color? No I would not pay more for color but I would pick the more colorful horse if I had a choice because I already have "plain" colored horses.

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post #26 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 07:09 PM
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Yes,he is young and I know you will probably get defensive but will tell you my opinion and hope there is no arguement but although he is 3 and gangly I have met an arab that was 2,going on 3 and he has excellent conformation and bloodlines and even horses who have excellent bloodlines have faults.No horse has perfect confo.But he could shock me and become an outstanding looking horse.I am just saying I have seen arabs that even at his age were better put together but they also were not as stocky as him.I know you are way more experienced than me with horses but just voicing my opinion that I would not buy a horse out of color but more for conformation and their disposition.
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I love color as much as the next guy but a good color on a bad build is still just that. I would never pay for color...
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Honestly, I would buy a Spotted Saddle Horse over a Tennessee Walker, if gaits were comparable. They're valuable in the show ring and just my personal preference. However, I expect to be paying for a quality animal. Should color up a price by 1k? I don't think so. I WILL splurge a little bit on a nice overo mare, though. Hrrn.

But will I buy a plain ol' black with a huge, overstriding running walk? You betcha.
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post #29 of 109 Old 02-16-2011, 07:16 PM
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Oh and once more thing. I don't mean to sound rude and I am sorry if I offended anyone at all.

And WN..you are totally correct.
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It really isnt polite to bring up other peoples horses...If someone had a horse with horrible confo....I wouldnt say anything rude about it on a forum though...ya know? Just a thought.....
3 years can still have plenty of growing to do...especially arabs that hard a rough start in the beginning. All horses mature at different rates...I am not trying to get defensive...I am just saying uneducated guesses on how Nimirs confo will turn out are a bit pointless. I am in NO way saying he has perfect or even great confo...but really not the point of this thread?!

This is getting REALLY off topic,eh?

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