I hear you G8tedh0rse. You can't ride color. My favorite color for a horse is a plain old bay. I've had colored horses and plain horses. Give me a plain horse any day...with one exception.
My girl is a grulla - and I get lots of compliments on her color. I bought her sight unseen, and had no idea what color she was - she and her pasture buddy were in a bad situation, so I got them for cheap and took them home. Didn't even know if they were broke to ride or not!
Turned out they both were broke. Her pasture buddy didn't know anything, but he was sweet and gentle. Dance was a pain when we first got her, and everybody but hubby and I was afraid of her. Daughter was shocked when I roder Dancer the first time, and even more shocked when I took her out on the trail (she did great!). She is pretty much the type of horse I like to ride - slow and steady. As my riding confidence increases, I may try to see if I can get her out of first gear - so far, no one has had much success at that except for a former neighbor. He complained that she wouldn't gallop, but when I saw the video of him riding her, I saw the prettiest gait I've seen in years...turns out she singlefoots - if you can get her out of first gear, that is! I have gotten her into a trot before, but I didn't try to get her to drop down into her "road gait" as my mom calls it.