So, my brand new Haflinger filly is coming home on Saturday! YES!! I went out to the barn yesterday to talk about the game plan with my BO, and she asked me if I had picked a color for her yet. I believe my exact words were "Uhhhh..."
The last time I picked a "color" for a horse, I was in eighth grade, and the horse was pale gray. Everything looked good on her, so I chose... yes... RAINBOW. (I was thirteen!) This resulted in a silly swirly rainbow saddle pad, which I still have, a silly rainbow halter and lead, which I do not, and silly rainbow nylon reins, which I think are now being clung to by little girls as the mare in question is a lesson horse for children these days.
I would rather avoid such a disaster of taste this time around, but no, I haven't thought about color for this girl. Normally, with a chestnut, I would go hunter green or royal blue, but she's a slightly strange shade of strawberry-orange, so I thought I'd ask: What do you think would look good on her?
I beg pardon for the quality, cell phone pictures are the only ones I thought to take--I'll have a storm of new photos on Saturday, I'm sure. That said, this is pretty true to her in-person color: IMAG0441.jpg
Now, here's the real conundrum: I do medieval reenactment, and my colors are red and silver. Silver I'm not worried about, but can you think of ANY shade of red that wouldn't clash with her? FAH. I was so sure I'd be getting a Fjord! This wouldn't have been a problem with a plain old brown dun.
Tl;dr: Halter color on a dreamsicle-colored horse?