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post #31 of 47 Old 09-17-2013, 12:23 AM
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Ooow, what pretty peepers, smrobs! Beautiful.
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post #32 of 47 Old 09-17-2013, 01:43 AM
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Sorry, I know this is about horses but I just had to post this for the folks that are weirded out by blue eyed dogs...I have a little bit of a mean streak in me at times. LOL



Don't worry about offending me, I got a little shock myself every time I looked at him when he first showed up here. I eventually got used to those crazy looking eyes and now I think he's handsome.

About color preference in horses...sorrel or chestnut with some chrome will make me absolutely drool. Also like duns & bays.
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post #33 of 47 Old 09-17-2013, 02:10 AM
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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!
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post #34 of 47 Old 09-17-2013, 03:08 AM
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I love a good ranga (chestnut)! I would take anything dark with chrome. Used to love greys, until I got my extremely grotty grey mare, and I wouldn't have another one if I can avoid it, too bloody hard to keep clean, especially when they live on red dirt!

Not a big fan of the dilutes. Not so much the colour I don't think, more that everyone around here seems to breed for colour, not for quality.
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post #35 of 47 Old 09-17-2013, 07:26 AM
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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.
But genetically there is a difference between brown and bay. My mare is brown and I adore the color. And yes - there are different "shades" of bay, chestnut, etc - but that is because we are human and we like to be descriptive. If we aren't sharing pictures and someone says liver chestnut instead of just chestnut, or mahogany bay instead of just bay - it helps illustrate more specifically what is being described. It doesn't make one horse better than the other because of what words you used. Maybe its something trained into us at a young age - just take a look at a large crayola box. Pull out a blue crayon and what is the likely hood it just says "blue"?

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I like any colour known to the equine race. I am not a fan of loud pintos or appys and the only reason the spots are distracting and it is hard to judge conformation on some of the more spotted ones.
However since my breed of choice the Arabian can only be registered in bay, black, grey, or chestnut those are may favorites. Shalom
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post #37 of 47 Old 09-17-2013, 09:39 AM
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I am a huge fan of duns. Specially brown duns. However, my main horse, who I do everything with ended up being palomino.



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Grulla, palomino, brown dun, bay dun.
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I honestly like all colors. But will admit uncommon ones do grab attention.
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I like any colour known to the equine race. I am not a fan of loud pintos or appys and the only reason the spots are distracting and it is hard to judge conformation on some of the more spotted ones.
However since my breed of choice the Arabian can only be registered in bay, black, grey, or chestnut those are may favorites. Shalom
Oh, yeah?
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post #40 of 47 Old 09-17-2013, 10:29 AM
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A good bay of any shade is my fav.

I own one seal brown and an appy. :) Not going to buy a horse for it's color. :)

I don't like paints probably because I'm lazy and all that white is too hard to keep clean.
I probably wouldn't buy one so while I won't buy a horse for it's color I won't buy one because of it's color.

Just DO it and be happy that you can!

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