My paint is mostly white with pink skin. His nose gets burned sometimes if the sun is unrelenting, but nothing too bad. He used to be stained an awful orange color due to the red clay at the place that I got him from, but now that he's on grass and real dirt, he doesn't get the stains. He still gets dirty, but the mud dries and brushes off easily, especially since he is well fed and has a slick coat. If you keep his coat conditioned and don't have a clay pit for a pasture, the only time he will ever be really dirty is the morning before you try to go off to a show! Overall IMO if you like the horse and he is a good fit for you, buy him. Just think of the extra grooming as extra quality time! Also, blue shampoo = white horses.