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        08-27-2013, 08:50 PM
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    Yearling
    What horse coat colour goes best with fall colour scheme?

    I am getting grad pictures done in a little less than a month, and my instructor has been kind enough to let me pick a horse to get them done with. It'll be bittersweet, since that is yet another thing I was excited to do with Indie, but horses have been a big part of my life for the past decade... so my mom and I decided it'd be nice to get them done with a horse.

    My options are:

    Roger - dark bay Thoroughbred gelding; has a star and two white socks
    Major - palomino Quarter Horse gelding; complete with lots of chrome
    Annie - older chestnut Thoroughbred mare; was practically the twenty year old version of Indie
    Maggie - dark bay Quarter Horse mare; no white
    Hemi - bay draft cross; a fair bit of chrome

    My mom says I should pick Major but I really want to make sure the horse goes well with the fall colours. I'm leaning towards Roger or Major, although I'm still not entirely certain.
         
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        08-27-2013, 09:19 PM
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    Yearling
    Are these horses at least sentimental to you? To me it would diminish the memory of the senior pictures by getting them done with a random horse just because. I feel like it should be a horse that's important or means something to you - that's the point of senior pictures. It'd be similar to loving dogs, and so you get your senior pics taken with someone else's dog. I guess to me it seems strange. People will look back and say oh, that's a lovely picture, what is your horses name? And get the answer oh, he's not my horse, actually....

    I suck with colors so I'm sorry I can't offer an opinion on that part :p
         
        08-27-2013, 09:21 PM
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    Weanling
    I agree with picking the most special horse... But, if you want to pick based on colour (which is cool too!), my first thought is a sorrel
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        08-27-2013, 09:23 PM
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    Showing
    Depends on what YOU will be wearing. All the horses listed would go with a "fall" color scheme. If it was me, I'd pick Hemi because 1) he's a draft cross (got a soft spot for those), 2) he's a bright bay (my favorite horse color), and 3) he's got a lot of chrome (just yum!).
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        08-27-2013, 09:32 PM
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    Yearling
    I agree with it being sentimental, but the point is, I had a horse and she passed away... so no matter what horse I choose, it probably won't feel sentimental to me. I did lease and show Major, but I never really formed a bond with him... which was half of the reason why I didn't buy him.

    I'm leaning towards Hemi or Roger, but I might choose Major depending on the colour of my outfits. I guess I just want everything to look good together.

    Thanks for the opinions so far! :)
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        08-27-2013, 09:53 PM
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    Showing
    Go with the flashiest, IMO. The Pali with chrome would be my first choice. Think about backgrounds and where you want your photos to be taken - you want to stand out against the backdrop. Dark horses will fade into a dark background such as trees.
         
        08-28-2013, 12:29 AM
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    Weanling
    I'm a photographer and I would definitely go for the Palomino for a fall shoot. Have fun!
         
        08-28-2013, 12:47 AM
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    Showing
    I'd go with the one that was the most photogenic. A horse with a lot of personality in their face is much easier to get good pictures with than some old dead-head that always has their ears hanging off to the sides. Believe me, I know LOL.

    As for which horse, they are all warm colored horses so any of them should work (I'd probably use them all....different horses for different pictures).
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        08-28-2013, 12:49 AM
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    Green Broke
    I agree with tinaev, go with the pally.
         
        08-28-2013, 05:04 PM
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    Yearling
    I'll go with Major then... which I think is what will work best. He is definitely photogenic, and will be pretty easy to work with since we're so familiar with each other. Afterall, I have spent the last three years riding and showing him.

    Now there is even more to be decided on: braided, or unbraided? What colour outfits should I wear? I'm probably going to have two or three outfits... so this will be challenging. I'm going to use this as an excuse to get some really nice new boots.
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