However, I think he'll look classy no matter what, it just depends on the style of bridle. Personally, I think darker leather looks better on sorrels/chestnuts so I like the dark leather of the english bridle on him. If the western bridle was darker, I think he'd look super fantastic in it too! :)
This is just another weird me thing, but I think most horses in a western bridle with a snaffle look kind of weird, but if you take that same horse/bridle + a curb bit, it's MUCH better. Alternatively, if the western snaffle bridle has wide leather instead of narrow, the class factor is increased, imo.
Rodeo is always adorable though so you really can't go wrong with him. :)
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.