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  • What colour tack for a chestnut arab for showing
  • What size halter for a chestnut sorrel

 
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    04-25-2012, 03:25 AM
  #1
Green Broke
Chestnuts/sorrels and colours that suit

I recently bought a chestnut mare and am not sure what colour to get all her new things in, like halters, saddle blankets, boots etc.

Can you guys share the pictures of your chestnut/sorrel horses with whatever colour they have, so I can get an idea of how they look?

I'm leaning towards green at the moment... but am not sure!
     
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    04-25-2012, 04:11 AM
  #2
Green Broke
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Sapphire wears purple, her filly Lakota wears orange and Apache wears blue halters. I like just about any color on a chestnut/sorrel except for red of course.
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    04-25-2012, 04:27 AM
  #3
Green Broke
I should've mentioned as far as saddles go, I like any shade of brown especially a darker brown saddle.
     
    04-25-2012, 04:28 AM
  #4
Green Broke
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I should've mentioned as far as saddles go, I like any shade of brown especially a darker brown.
     
    04-25-2012, 05:29 AM
  #5
Green Broke
I know red is definitely out for chestnuts, but I was thinking how about navy as a main colour, with sort of red lining.

Like a navy halter and a red lead rope. A navy saddle blanket with red piping - not quite around the outside but about 2cm/inch in. Navy boots with red straps.

What do you think?
     
    04-25-2012, 12:02 PM
  #6
Showing
Navy, yes. Depending on her shade of red, the red might not work, even as accents.

My friend had a chestnut arab mare (she was almost the color of a new copper penny) and she put purple on her. It was adorable and so girly. Makes me sad that I don't particularly care for mares 'cuz I LOVE pink and would love to have it as my tack color...but I'm not doing that to my gelding. Lol
     
    04-25-2012, 12:39 PM
  #7
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XD looks like a lot of us use purple! I do as well, though in varying shades. It makes the mares look more feminine ^^ All of my tack is black or brown because I drive, but I'm planning on buying new pads for the breastpiece and surcingle soon, and I'm ordering them in purple!

Her halter is 'wine' purple, and I have red, blue, purple, and brown leather leads. Lunge line and whip are purple too.


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I agree that red looks horrible on most chestnuts, but my friend rides a mare named Shaniah, and Shaniah's colors are orange with a red browband, brown saddle, and red saddleseat. I think its cute.




And our QH gelding, Buddy- is ridden in all neutral colors except for his bright red reins! I find red to be a very attractive ACCENT color on chestnuts, so you might do well with navy and red!


But then again...Puddin' has a red headstall (she had a mahogany stained brown headstall but it snapped) and she doesn't look all that bad.
     
    04-25-2012, 10:22 PM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Saskia    
I was thinking how about navy as a main colour, with sort of red lining.

Like a navy halter and a red lead rope. A navy saddle blanket with red piping - not quite around the outside but about 2cm/inch in. Navy boots with red straps.

What do you think?
Yeah! I like navy too.
     
    04-25-2012, 10:32 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Saskia    
I know red is definitely out for chestnuts, but I was thinking how about navy as a main colour, with sort of red lining.

Like a navy halter and a red lead rope. A navy saddle blanket with red piping - not quite around the outside but about 2cm/inch in. Navy boots with red straps.

What do you think?
I'm fairly sure CanHeStar has navy with red accents for her horse, and it looks really good. I don't have any pictures, but I had Barcoo in pale purple for a while, and Joe used to be green and Toby's always been blue. They all look pretty good in my opinion. I personally like black tack on chestnuts more.
     
    04-25-2012, 10:34 PM
  #10
Showing
I really like blues & greens on sorrels.
     

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