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post #11 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 04:50 PM
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I agree with walkamile 100%.. But I do have a soft spot for paints and appaloosas.. Anything with lots of chrome too is fine by me ;).
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post #12 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 05:00 PM
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I'm open to anything but cremello, perlino, paints with a lot of white on the face and blue eyes.
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post #13 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 05:07 PM
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I have a HUGE soft spot for Appy's and Palomino's. I have been lucky enough to have both, and I would really enjoy another Appy. My mother is obsessed with Buckskins, her dream is a "Buckskin Lusitino(sp)". I have said many times, horses with blue eyes or cremellos give me the "heeby jeebys" lol!

A horse is a horse though when it comes down to it. My newest horse is a Chestnut Mare, something I would always tell myself I would NEVER buy, she has completely changed my mind on "buying for looks/color", as she is the sweetest mare!

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post #14 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by cowgirllinda1952 View Post
I mainly started this thread because I just read a previous answer to a question, and it was said that red horses were cheap, cheap cheap. And I once saw a rancher with a cremello stallion, and his ad said "No more red horses", so I was wondering, what exactly is it with red horses now that people don't like?
It's not that people don't like them, it's just that they are very common. 99% of the time, breeding a red horse to a red horse with end in a red horse (there is a very small chance of other factors changing this, but it is very uncommon).

People like to have "speshul" horses. Color is probably the most obvious way to make your horse different than anyone else's. If everyone and their neighbor has a sorrel, your sorrel isn't going to stand out. But if you have a buckskin, it will stand out and people will notice it.

This is also why you hear about 5 different names for shades of bay like blood bay, mahogany bay, black bay (because God forbid your horse be called brown), etc. They want to make Dobbin sound more special, when it's bay. It's just another color.
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post #15 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 05:18 PM
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I like black, dark bay, brown, dappled grey, roan, silver dapple, but I also think a classic bay or sorrel is nice. I am not a fan of palomino, buckskins, cremellos, or paints. I particularly dislike horses with pink skin around the eyes and too much white on the face--it's a pain to have to put sunscreen on them all the time. I think I dislike some of the other colors because they've been very "fashionable" in stock horses lately, and a lot of people breed color before conformation and talent. I won't turn down a good horse in one of those colors. I own a (part) paint and have had several palominos. It's just a special bonus when the horse you find happens to be a pretty color.

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post #16 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 05:48 PM
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I have had a black mustang, a strawberry roan, a chestnut arabian, and a sorrel paint, but I am partial to the whiter paints (in case you can't tell ). I am learning that having a white faced paint is a pain (constant sunblock and/or flymask as previously mentioned). Second to paints would be the darker color palominos. Above color though is that all of my horses have to be safe to be around, even if they are not riding horses. I will not keep a mean spirited horse, it's not worth it.
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post #17 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 06:14 PM
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not a fan of having to apply sunscreen, or really pale horses that get dirty/stained easy(cremelo, very pale grey), for practical reasons.

I dislike the look of certain varnish roans(I think they look mouldy) and I'm not sure fond of that bland, non descript, brownish chestnut.

That said, I used to dislike bay, but my two mares(one in foal to a bay stallion) have changed my mind, now I love it. I adore a real red horse, or that rich shade of chestnut that is almost metallic. When it really boils down to it, The most spectacularly colored horses I've owned have (by coincidence) been the craziest, spookiest or most dangerous. I wouldn't trade my plain bays for any color.
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post #18 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by GottaQH View Post
I'm open to anything but cremello, perlino, paints with a lot of white on the face and blue eyes.

Me too. I can't stand blue eyes on horses or dogs. Oddly enough, I love a cat with blue eyes. Not a fan of pink muzzles either. No Appaloosa's very very few Paints and definitely not cremello or Perlino.

My all time favorite is a Dark Liver Chestnut with a Flaxen mane and tail. Next favorite is a dark Bay with 4 whites and some white on the face. Black horses are great, Buckskin, Palomino (the right shade) I have recently started liking a dark steel Grey with dapples.
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post #19 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 06:31 PM
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Chestnuts/sorrels are my least favorite. I think that's only because the only horses I've ever owned are RED, with FEW exceptions (Most of which weren't even mine)!! I don't really have a favorite color though. I've always liked buckskins/duns, who doesn't love a pretty roan, pinto, BLACK... I like them all! When it comes down to it, I would choose confo/personality/ability over color any day, YES, even if that means the dang thing is another chestnut... A horse is a horse.

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post #20 of 47 Old 09-16-2013, 06:40 PM
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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.
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