Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Illinois www.saddleonline.com
A few thoughts - (1) OP needs to wait to get the horse before buying sized gear, otherwise you'll likely wind up with a lot of gear that won't fit and will have to be returned or replaced.
(2) a 16hh 1500 lb horse is going to be oddly sized, especially for a QH (which most registered palominos are) my 16.1 hh PHBA/AQHA gelding is about 1,200 lbs and wears large sizes - I can only imagine what Ro+ another 300 lbs would look like.
Also - you don't use colored gear in a showmanship or halter class if your showing with PHBA (palomino horse breeders association) you use a leather halter with silver on it.
Purple accents (pads, etc) will be fine in riding classes. Typically you won't be showing breed association hunters or wp with polos or boots on your horse.
Good luck finding gear and the right horse - but wait until you shop to find your horse!