So, I've been learning how to braid my mare's mane for shows, and all of the tutorials I've seen say to use yard or hairbands (depending on the braid) the same color as the horse's mane.
Which makes sense, really, because it makes the braid look more natural; except....she's a red dun
so her mane has a middle layer of coppery-chestnut, a top layer of gold, and a bottom layer of dark red (not very noticable in my profile picture, but very obvious in person).
Which I think will make for a pretty impressive braid, except for the fact that no single color of yarn/bands with match exactly.
Should I try to find a color that matches as closely as possible, or use "Her color" which is blue (Her saddle pad, reins, halters, and girth are all blue because she looks good in it
So if I use blue yarn/bands, it will match her tack, but will it look tacky in her mane?
I've really been wanting to do scallop braids or continental braids (though she doesn't quite have enough mane for that yet