How Important is Color

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View Poll Results: When purchasing your horse did you take the color of your horse into consideration?
Nope, I have a sorrel. 10 29.41%
Yep, I sure did! 10 29.41%
I didn't, but color would have been nice! 14 41.18%
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    07-14-2009, 02:09 PM
How Important is Color

Okay people, answer honestly. Did you take the color of your horse into consideration when you were purchasing him/her?
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    07-14-2009, 02:10 PM
    07-14-2009, 02:13 PM
I have two plain old sorrels ;) One bay, one black and a brown! I didn't take color into consideration at all.
    07-14-2009, 02:21 PM
Color was the last thing on my mind when I decided on Zeus.
I happen to think he's gorgeous and love his color but it was definitely not why I chose him.
    07-14-2009, 02:37 PM
Alright- So when I first started riding Chloe (who is a buckskin) it was because my neighbor was not using her and I was outgrowing my pony, we bought her because we got along really well.

With April color did sorta play in as a factor. Don't get me wrong I have owned other horses that were sorrel, bay, etc... but when searching for my next "project" the buckskin color stuck out to me when I saw her pics. But I also took into consideration her breeding, mind set, health, and what had been done for training. After comparing other 2-3 year olds that I had tried out she seemed like the best option for the money. While we have had out "rough" patches I don't regret buying her.

I do know that color is only skin deep and unless I am going to start showing in specific color shows my next horses will be what works for me and color will only be an added bonus :)
    07-14-2009, 02:39 PM
Nope. I looked for her attributes such as demeanor, attitude, and training. Her color isn't the prettiest around, but we think she's beautiful :)
    07-14-2009, 02:49 PM
Color crosses my mind, but the most important things to me, in this order, are personality, training, and price. My mare Ruby (sorrel) we got because she was cheap and kidsafe, 2-Pak (blood bay) because my uncle gave him to me (he's awesomely pretty, though, so no complaints. ;) ), and with Tanner and Magic... well, when I started looking for a horse before I got them, I was looking to find my dream horse, and was looking for color (roans and buckskins, primarily), and when I first laid eyes on these two, I said "No, because they're white." (OK, so they're *technically* grey, but they look white to me, so I'll call them white.) Somehow, I ended up getting them anyway, and I haven't regretted it... except when my horse shampoo bills started climbing and my grooming time almost doubled. :p
    07-14-2009, 03:07 PM
Same here. Color was the last thing on my mind. I just happen to love bays and paints
    07-14-2009, 03:35 PM
I'm a color fan but I don't think color is everything of course! There is much more factors when choosing a horse other than color..thats just a bonus :) 10 years ago when I bought my mare I wasn't thinking color or anything really to be honest I was only 15 and really didn't ahve a clue but found a yearling that I fell in love with and my parents bought her for me as a Christmas present and 10 years later she is still my love bug :)
    07-14-2009, 05:04 PM
I always wanted a coloured/paint so hwne I was looking for a new horse I didnt care if I didnt get one but where I work had alovely unbroken 5 year old coloured mare and she was exactly what I wanted. So I took her an di love her to pieces(by the way she is know broken and jumping lovely )

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