What's your favorite color of horse?
Bay, sorrel, palomino, paint, buckskin, chestnut, black, appaloosa, grey, or ?????
Of course, I'll be the first to admit that A Good Horse is Never a Bad Color. But deep down, we all have our favorites.
I adore paint horses, and always pick them out in a field driving past. In fact, the picture I still use as my author photo:
Linda Benson and Peteis of me and a paint horse that I have since sold. But he was a pretty guy, wasn't he? With one blue and one brown eye, I adored his coloring (although he does look a little chubby here.)
I tend to like horses with color. I love palominos, like Laura Crum's Sunny. I adore a good buckskin horse, and I like chrome on a horse: flashy white stocking, bald faces, something special to make them pop. And I love bays - anything from a plain bay horse to a bay with a wide blaze and high white stockings is very cool, in my book.
Years ago, my dad used to do a little "horsetrading" on the side, and I often went with him on his buying trips. Besides riding and helping him find gentle family horses to resell, we always looked for pretty ones, too, because the truth of a the matter is that "pretty sells."
But color is definitely a preference. Some people adore sorrels, some chestnuts, some brown-bay or black. Some like plain horses, and some people like flashy ones.
So you tell us! In the comment section below - let us know your favorite color (or colors) of horse!
Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win a copy of my book, The Girl Who Remembered Horses.
I'll draw the winner's name from a hat on July 1, 2013. U.S. entrants can choose a paper or ebook copy, and international entrants can win an ebook. Fair enough?
Okay, Go! What's YOUR favorite color of horse???