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post #1 of 14 Old 03-26-2009, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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tack color?

What tack color would look good on him
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post #2 of 14 Old 03-26-2009, 05:43 PM
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Do you mean like a color of leather for saddles and bridles and stuff?

Or a color - color for like boots, pads, etc?


For English leather tack I would pick havana (dark brown), but of course I would prefer it for most any horse.

And as much as I was never sold on light oil, I think that would be a good western tack color for him.


For colors I think he could do baby blue or navy blue well.


I love the shape of his blaze! Cutie!
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post #3 of 14 Old 03-26-2009, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for saying he's cutie.
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I wouldn't know much about leather oils (I take what I can get for free, haha), but I'm extremely fond of greens for chestnuts. Particularly dark green, but then I dislike bright colors.
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post #5 of 14 Old 03-26-2009, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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he is sorral not chestnut do you think he would look good in purple lavender and light pink shades
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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:
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post #7 of 14 Old 03-27-2009, 10:18 AM
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I own every single one of those halters, LOL!

Baby Pink: Rain
Baby Blue: Dreamer
Pastel Green: Joey
Pastel Purple: Miakoda

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 =)

So there's my two cents!

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I have the graphite one in blue for my chestnut... I want the light blue pastel one for him, but I don't like the yellow/brass hardware.. -.-

So blue or green would look nice I think, but as suggested, I would go with a neon, not pastel.

And sorrel, I heard, is actually the western term for chestnut... but that's just what I heard.



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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
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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.

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