Yeah, that's one thing that's not really my favorite about Sunset - their colors are a bit "different" than the normal sequence one expects.
However, and I pretty much tell everyone this story because I'm still SO impressed, their return policy is so so so good.
Back when I bought Lacey's halter, I had initially gotten an entirely different color and style. They sent it to me but the color was not what I was expecting (it was also a lot "harder", rope-wise, than I wanted - Lacey is most responsive to a soft halter for some reason). So I contacted them to just see if anything might be done about the color.
They immediately emailed back saying that they would be happy to switch out the color and all I had to do was pay return shipping.
Then, since I was going to return the one I had received anyway, I asked if I could get a halter made of softer rope. It was going to be more expensive than the halter I had originally bought so I offered to send more money as well, to cover the extra expense.
Again, they emailed right back and told me that they would gladly send me a softer halter, in the color I wanted, for no extra cost.
And they did!! They sent me the halter I wanted, in the color I wanted, basically at their own expense. They LOST money in that transaction but they did it anyway.
Anyway, basically, they are super super good people. :)
Re: getting the leadrope wet: YES! That was Lady's leadrope for the duration of her stay and she learned allll about baths during her time here. So it got wet on a nearly daily basis and it never bled!