I'm in the process of purchasing a Standardbred mare who is registered as black. However, I see a mealy muzzle and lighter points on her, so I'm positive that she's actually a 'bad ass brown'... a dark one, mind you, but still brown.
What color tack do you use on your darker horses? I'm planning to use a white saddle pad with red, teal or black piping on it... would brown tack look silly? I'm buying used tack and All-Purpose English saddles are just more plentiful in all shades of brown rather than black. I'm quite taken with one saddle in particular - the seat is a lighter (Havana?) red-brown and the flaps are a darker, almost chocolate, brown. It looks really sharp, but I can't decide if it'll look odd on a dark brown horse.
If you ride a dark horse in brown tack, can you post a picture or two for me?