Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I've always wanted a cremello or perlino, there is this cremello lustiano stallion that I lust after regularly!
I like dilutes and duns, so buckskin, palomino (the paler the better), dun, grullo, not a fan of red duns.
However, besides owning one palomino, I've always had ordinary colours and my favourite of those is bay. I love bays. I don't like chestnuts or greys, I like really dark liver chestnuts but they're not so common, so I'll probably just end up with bays!
I like some Appaloosa patterns and I like Paints, probably wouldn't buy one specifically.
I don't like chestnuts, and it's not because of the colour. I know it sounds silly to say a colour behaves differently but that's generally my experience. I've owned two chestnuts, both mares and both as cranky as. When they were in bad moods they wouldn't be above a bit or a kick out or just plain stop and refuse to move. I've leased two chestnut geldings who were both a bit on the unhinged side, unpredictable. I leased a chestnut mare and she wasn't vicious but she'd also do the stop and refuse to move thing.
In comparison I've owned four bays and they were all good horses, some needed work but they were more level headed and better natured. Two mares, two geldings, so a good range.
There are great chestnuts out there, and awful bays, but I wouldn't buy a chestnut.