Originally Posted by eeo11horse
I really like the (blue) pad in the last pic. I only used the black (which is really just a pad to go under other thin blankets) because I didn't have anything to match the blue shirt, but I kind of like it with the blue too. This may sound weird because I bet most horses look good in black, but I've always thought that black looked really sharp on him. That was random.
I personally think that most chestnuts don't look good in black (don't know why, just doesn't appeal to me) but I do like the look of the black pad on your horse with your brown tack. I love black anything on a bay, buckskin, or similar, but black and red wouldn't be my first color choice if I had a chestnut.
So, I'd go with the blue shirt and pad. I love the first pad, but I agree that it clashes with your horse... if I rode western I'd love to have one for my bay! Regardless of which combo you pick, I agree with what someone else said. Picking up a pair of black slacks will make you look infinitely more spiffy
Nothing wrong with riding in jeans, it'll just add to the picture.