Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum
Are they close? If you have a light oil headstall and a dark oil saddle (or vice versa), then yes, it'll be frowned upon. If it's close, it won't be as big of a deal. But this is only at local schooling level shows.
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I agree. My breast collar and headstall aren't the exact same collar as my saddle, but their close. From the distance the judges are at, they won't notice a slight difference. You could also (maybe) get away with a black saddle and very dark brown headstall or vice versa. If your headstall has silver on it, don't worry, it's not as noticeable, especially the delicate, thin headstalls.
Also, the hair on breast collar and headstalls don't show enough of the leather for anyone to worry about if the leather does not match their saddle
Sorry I rambled. Hope this helps! Happy Showing!