Originally Posted by Copperhead
That might be due to the old belief that white pigmented hooves were weaker than black ones. Learned about that from the farrier I apprenticed under. White socks can have white hooves and people used to believe white hooves were soft.
Just made that connection o_O
That's exactly what the connection is. Same with the "one buy him, two try him, three suspect him, four reject him".
For what it's worth, there is no link between colour and personality as far as genes go... HOWEVER. I do think that certain colours in certain areas will behave according to their stereotypes. I think this will be because the people who have these horses believe the stereotypes to be true, and for example, will treat a chestnut as a hot head from the word go, thus training the chestnut to be that.