Apologies. I always get the sorrels and chestnuts mixed up... (anyone willing to explain the difference, lol) Anyways, a red (my neutral word for chestnut/sorrel) horse with pastels I'm not so sure about. But then, again, I'm more of a fan of dark colors. We're talking about pastels, right? Like these halters from Weaver:
The only reason Dreamer looks good with the baby blue is because of his blue eye. If he was brown eyed I would not have put that color on him. Miakoda doesn't look phenominal in the Pastel Purple either. I bought her a regular purple instead =)
And don't feel bad about the sorrel/chestnut thing. Everyone has a different view on it, LOL! I was taught the colors backwards... so I would have called him a Chestnut too. Infact, I still call Skippy! Chestnut, though he is sorrel by definition.
By APHA standards:
Chestnut: body color dark red or brownish red; range from very light to liver chestnut; liver chestnut can be distinguished from black or brown only by the bronze or copper highlights on the legs; mane and tail usually dark red or brownish red, but may be flaxen.
Sorrel: body color reddish or copper-red; mane and tail usually same color as body, but may be flaxen or very dark brown.
Anywhoo... i'll get on point, LOL!
For your horse, I think that Hunter Green would look very sharp. Royal Blue would also be nice. I wouldn't recommend Pastels because it wouldn't compliment his coloring. Bold Colors are my suggestion!
Here is the Weaver Graphite Line:
Its amazing what a small difference in hue can do for a horse's coat!
I'm also big on selecting the right Leadline. Here are the Graphic Leads:
I think the Blue Graphite Halter with the Black/Blue/Green would look really sharp on him =)
I have a few lavender things and he looks good in them. I thjink im going to get him the purple halter sense he out grew his old one. He looks good with a medium shade pink I have a pink show shirt that machs him whell. I also like lime green on him. My friends horse has hunter green so we would get confused if I id hunter . I also might get a cusatom colored halter with lime green and purple, lime green and pink, or pink and purple. Plus no blue or red those are chumps colors
We use blue on our sorrel mare. Any color blue looks good I think. We lean towards more of a bright/light blue. And as far as leather colors go, I think light oil is where its at! If you're talking about western anyway.