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        07-20-2013, 12:49 AM
    Horse Colours and Tack

    Hi everyone :)
    I'm thinking (once I have the money) of purchasing new tack somewhere down the road for my chestnut horse as we move up the levels.
    We regularly compete in dressage, and I have somewhat of a fetish for brown leather. I'd really like to purchase a brown saddle and bridle (and girth and what not), but I'm not sure if it would look acceptable with my black coat. I've attached some photos of him :)
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        07-20-2013, 07:14 AM
    I've heard quite a lot of people say 'I have a chestnut so it must be black tack'


    Brown. It's the only colour :)
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        07-20-2013, 08:20 AM
    Brown. Never black. Just don't. If anyone EVER walked in our barn with black tack, they'd be out in a minute.
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        07-20-2013, 11:00 AM
    OP-I love love love brown dressage saddles-they're beautiful! When Maggie (Skyseternalangel) was looking for a new dressage saddle we tried to find a brown one that fit Sky and her but no such luck!
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        07-20-2013, 11:28 AM
    EQQueen, did you read that she rides dressage? Black tack is perfectly acceptable, in fact it's the norm over brown tack.

    OP, neither colour is "wrong" - brown has become just as fashionable as black in the dressage ring. I'm looking at a dressage saddle that's black with brown accents, even. :P
        07-20-2013, 12:17 PM
    Chestnut in black....wonder is this gal got booted out of a barn for having black tack? Hmmmm.

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        07-20-2013, 03:14 PM
    I was actually unaware that dressage saddles came in brown. :-/ The only ones I have ever seen have been black.
        07-20-2013, 06:09 PM
    I spent the first year with Jackson in black tack, snooped it out and took a huge loss on a horrible black jumping saddle because it was the only one I could find obviously it will be a lot easier to find black dressage saddles but I have to say he looks JUST as good in brown as he does in black now that I've made the switch.

    I think brown dressage saddles are cute, and I definitely think people are moving away from the 'black only' stigma in dressage.
        07-21-2013, 11:23 PM
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    Guys, I removed a bunch of rude, thoughtless comments from a member who has since been banned. Hope this didn't mess up the discussion.

    I think a brown dressage saddle is very classy.
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        07-21-2013, 11:29 PM
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    I LOVE my brown dressage saddle. Most people would prefer black tack on a grey horse, but not me....

    Sorry for the photo in a bib stock tie. I am ALMOST embarrassed being caught in a bib.....but it was HOT!!!


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