I never used to care for chestnut just because I thought it was common and plain. Then my BLM Mustang came into my life and now I LOVE that color. Funny what a good horse can do to make you find their color attractive.
Yeah, nothing wrong with chestnut or bay other than they are common colors. What's funny is everyone seems to love palominos and the color really does nothing for me. The deepest, goldest of the shades is beautiful in summer but then they tend to get pale looking in the winter. So I don't find them any fancier than chestnut honestly.
My favorite colors are black, gray, and loud paints, especially frame overos. Blue eyes and all. I especially like blue eyes on a dark face because then the eyes look like jewels (gorgeous horse Smrobs!). The only thing I really don't care for on Paints is pink skin around the eye. But really, I could live with that too.
What's kind of cool is when my mare was pregnant I was fantasizing about gender and colors for the foal and my first choice was a gray colt on any base color. And that's what I got.....a gray colt on a bay base color.
Second choice was black. Black is actually my favorite horse color but I always wanted a dapple gray and I have had a couple of grays but never in the dappled stage, they were already fleabit when I bought them. So now maybe I will have my dapple gray in a year or two with a little luck.
Photos: Chestnut Mustang......he is such a good horse that the color is now beautiful to me. I used to think chestnut was plain!
Bay going gray Foxtrotter/QH cross. I hope he will give me dapples in the coming years!