haha thanks guys, it really makes me feel good seeing all of your nice replies. the only lessons ive had were when i was younger (4-8 years old), but all western. they put me in a cutback saddle and i fell in love with english and wanted to jump lol. i had some initial flatwork lessons, but i hated every instructor that i had. i either found them to mean (lol) or they were never available to give lessons. so i was pretty much on my own anyways. i have done ABSOLUTELY all of the work on that horse and he is my heart and soul. i cannot explain my proundness of him or love for him in words. other people have gotten on him, like friends, but no one else has ever jumped him.
and believe me, training a horse is no easy feat lol. basically ive learned from watching other people, listening to their advice and opinions when i ask them something and facebook's Judge My Ride lol!
as for the colours, i think the blue suits him very well :) one of my friends barrel races and her colours are purple for one horse and pink for the other, and my jumping buddy's colour is green. so i figured no one had used blue yet, and its pretty easy to find stuff in it :) except those boots. i bought them dark grey and painted them with sample wall paint and clear acrylic ;D btw, that ended up being a really good idea! lol!