How much would you pay for color and chrome? - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

How much would you pay for color and chrome?

This is a discussion on How much would you pay for color and chrome? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

Like Tree5Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-15-2012, 06:30 PM
Horses are basically the same in all aspects except color

I find that a little hard to believe.
Sponsored Links
    03-15-2012, 06:33 PM
I would not pay more of a colored horse. If there was a paint and a sorrel horse I would pay more for the sorrel.
But when I breed a horse I alway hope for roan, some people will pay a ton for that.
    03-15-2012, 06:46 PM
Depends, I suppose. If I'm looking for a backyard horse to plod around on the trails with, I would not pay more for color. If I'm looking for my next show horse, yes, I would expect to pay more for color.
    03-15-2012, 06:47 PM
Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
horses are basically the same in all aspects except color

I find that a little hard to believe.
Saddlebag, this is a hypothetical case. A "what if". She's curious as to how many people would pay more for color, and if a color horse is expected to be priced higher.
AQHSam likes this.
    03-15-2012, 08:05 PM
Most people do pay more for color... Whatever color appeals to them the most. I am lucky that I love brown/bay with no white markings. A Palomino will sell way quicker priced the same as a chestnut, with the same training.
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-15-2012, 08:23 PM
Well. If you're looking at them as breeding prospects, you'd probably want the nicer colored one. But let's say they're both geldings... if I could get just as much quality from a horse that was the color of dirt, I would not bother paying extra cash just to be able to make people feel jealous when I trot by.
However, other people do like when others oggle their shiny ponies, therefore, as breeding prospects, the nicer colored one is better if you plan on selling the offspring- since they're both quality horses, the offspring will most likely be quality, therefore they should sell at a good price anyway.
I wouldn't take the color into account for the babies either, though, especially if I gelded the baby, but again, that's really just me.
So basically, I wouldn't pay extra for color unless I was looking to breed with the goal of selling the baby, because others do like color... Although I would never breed if the horse didn't have very good conformation and temperament, anyway. Lol, I feel like I'm going in circles... sorry.
    03-15-2012, 09:23 PM
Thanks everyone. My Sam is a red Dun with two white socks and a star and snip. My barn owner recently bought a training prospect that could pass as SAMs brother in body type and color.

But no chrome.

If I had to choose today between them I would choose Sam for his chrome, even if it was a bit more. I guess I like the wow factor. Lucky for me he's a great horse too!
    03-15-2012, 10:42 PM
I would never pay more for color. Unfortunately, I just witnessed a good friend of mine overpay for a horse just because of his looks...she was out shopping for a trail horse, and we went to a horse trader's place to look at a couple of horses. She was choosing between a 7 year old black gelding, who was a great trail horse and nearly bombproof. He neck-reined well and was just a good horse, but wasn't too appealing to the eye. The other horse was a STUNNING buckskin, who was bigger, stockier, more muscular... just a beautiful horse. But he was four years old, and green broke. He was not what she was looking for, and was $700 dollars above her price range, but she was so taken by his beauty, she bought him. She has no idea how to train/finish a horse, and he will definitely be ruined from her inexperience (beleive me, I've seen her work with horses....). I am very dissapointed in people who buy horses for their looks. It is a very stupid thing to do.
    03-16-2012, 12:49 AM
Unless I were going to show him/her and keep them blanketed....I would not pay xtra for a buckskin, no. I have a buckskin that slicks off in the spring to the most heavenly near metalic color I have ever seen, for two weeks it is fantabulous. It sunbleaches that fast. It goes to a pretty, but no where near as jaw dropping, lighter "buck" color.
Other colors of horses....I wouldn't trust my true reaction enough to say, "nah, color would have zero effect, I wouldn't pay more." Beauty sells, its a natural fact.
    03-16-2012, 01:03 AM
I think it would just depend on the horses feel and how well I could ride it. Doesn't matter how gorgeous, broke, proven, or fancy a horse is. If you can't ride it and you don't get along, you'll never be successful.

Just my 2 cents...

Although, who doesn't love a gorgeous horse? :)
Posted via Mobile Device

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chrome Plated Bits- how are they? AllHorseStuff Horse Tack and Equipment 6 03-20-2012 10:04 AM
what color is chrome? horselovermic Horse Colors and Genetics 23 08-07-2011 10:30 PM
Barrel/All-Around Gelding. Lots of Chrome. *VIDEO* Located in PA. CB Ranch Horses Horses for Sale 0 03-14-2011 04:16 PM
Chrome Chestnut Java Bean Horse Colors and Genetics 9 11-13-2010 10:21 PM
Flash 'N' Chrome - 2009 Sabino Morab WSArabians Horse Pictures 7 11-09-2009 11:37 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0