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post #1 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Color Preferances Everyone?

I mainly started this thread because I just read a previous answer to a question, and it was said that red horses were cheap, cheap cheap. And I once saw a rancher with a cremello stallion, and his ad said "No more red horses", so I was wondering, what exactly is it with red horses now that people don't like? I have always loved a nice sorrel, especially with lots of chrome.

If I could buy any color horses I wanted, here are my preferences:

Golden Palomino
Sorrel/chestnut with Chrome
Paint
Grey (as long as it was a very pretty grey like my daughters, or ones I've seen on here.

Ones not so thrilled with
Bay (too common imo, unless it's a glistening flashy one with lots of chrome
Black
Roan
Appaloosa
Cremello/Perlino, unless I planned to breed, which I don't. I just don't see a lot of pretty ones with good conformation.

So, I'd love to hear everyone else's preferances.


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post #2 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 03:27 PM
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I love dark *almost black* type colors - like my mustang who is smokey black or my mare that is seal brown. I also love a dark mahogany bay, dark liver chestnut, or black silver dapple.

The only colors I tend not to be a fan of are double dilutes like cremello or horses with over abundance of white on the face with pink skin around the eyes.

Won't turn down a good chestnut.
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post #3 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 03:29 PM
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I understand this is suppose to be about preferences in horse color, but over time I have lost that totally.

I now base my preference in a horse on the manner they handle themselves and how they travel. I like a horse that thinks before he gets out of Dodge, and is willing to work with me as a partner.

I still smile though when I hear some one comment on how beautiful one of my horses are, as it really means little to me now.

Of course , as always, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. This will be a fun thread to watch.

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post #4 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 03:33 PM
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Mudpie colored!!


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post #5 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 03:36 PM
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I love all Paints (of course), but do have a soft spot for our bay (Angel) and black (Buckshot) tobianos. I like the balance of color and white.
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post #6 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 03:40 PM
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I love bays... This shade:


Then palamino's.... These ones:


Then duns
I absolutely love that horse!!!

Then chestnuts (chestnut shoots up to second if its this shade)
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post #7 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 03:47 PM
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I just take whatever color that comes with the horse and don't have a second thought about it I consider the color as the "buy one get one free package". That being said, I do have color preferences that look pleasing to me... I like bays (maybe abit biased, but shhh) blacks, buckskins, dappled greys, grullos, and duns. Colors that I don't favour are sorrel, roans, palomino (unless its a golden palomino) brown, and... yeah. Sure, I look at the color, but the individual horse is what gets me.

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post #8 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 03:50 PM
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Two colors I would love to have but have never owned:
Blood Bay
And
Blue Dapple

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post #9 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 04:02 PM
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I'm usually not too persnickety about my horse colors. The main reason that I am not a fan of the orangey colored sorrels is because that's all we had when I was growing up and I just got tired of the color. If a horse is red, I like a deeper, darker shade of chestnut, the darker the better. I really like the horse in my avatar<<.

Other than that, the only color I don't like and will not own again if I can avoid it is gray. Nothing against the color itself, although I do like a horse that stays the same color year in and year out, but it's the melanoma issue that bothers me. One of my heart horses is a gray and I'm really beginning to wonder if he's going to have a full life or not because he got an early start on melanomas and he seems to be getting more and more of them all spread out over his entire body.
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post #10 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 04:34 PM
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I'm going to admit it: I'm a sucker for red horses! Although I like it when their really red (My mares redder than this, but I don't have any pics of her in the summer....) btw that's not my horse.... I hope it's ok to post here? I can pull it down if needed.
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I also love bays, chestnuts, and blacks so long as they're flashy and not typical boring shades and I'm a a fan of paint horses. I also like duns, buckskins, and palominos (if they're colored right), also roans and grullas

I really don't like the appy colors and I don't like cremellos and white horses. Bald faces though make me cringe a little because I really don't like the idea of having something that will sunburn so easily....

I look at temperament more than color though so as long as it has a good head on it I'd snatch it up! Haha
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