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Saskia 04-25-2012 03:25 AM

Chestnuts/sorrels and colours that suit
 
I recently bought a chestnut mare and am not sure what colour to get all her new things in, like halters, saddle blankets, boots etc.

Can you guys share the pictures of your chestnut/sorrel horses with whatever colour they have, so I can get an idea of how they look?

I'm leaning towards green at the moment... but am not sure!

HorseLovinLady 04-25-2012 04:11 AM

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Sapphire wears purple, her filly Lakota wears orange and Apache wears blue halters. I like just about any color on a chestnut/sorrel except for red of course. :wink:

HorseLovinLady 04-25-2012 04:27 AM

I should've mentioned as far as saddles go, I like any shade of brown especially a darker brown saddle.

HorseLovinLady 04-25-2012 04:28 AM

I should've mentioned as far as saddles go, I like any shade of brown especially a darker brown.

Saskia 04-25-2012 05:29 AM

I know red is definately out for chestnuts, but I was thinking how about navy as a main colour, with sort of red lining.

Like a navy halter and a red lead rope. A navy saddle blanket with red piping - not quite around the outside but about 2cm/inch in. Navy boots with red straps.

What do you think?

DraftyAiresMum 04-25-2012 12:02 PM

Navy, yes. Depending on her shade of red, the red might not work, even as accents.

My friend had a chestnut arab mare (she was almost the color of a new copper penny) and she put purple on her. It was adorable and so girly. Makes me sad that I don't particularly care for mares 'cuz I LOVE pink and would love to have it as my tack color...but I'm not doing that to my gelding. lol

Endiku 04-25-2012 12:39 PM

XD looks like a lot of us use purple! I do as well, though in varying shades. It makes the mares look more feminine ^^ All of my tack is black or brown because I drive, but I'm planning on buying new pads for the breastpiece and surcingle soon, and I'm ordering them in purple!

her halter is 'wine' purple, and I have red, blue, purple, and brown leather leads. Lunge line and whip are purple too.
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...Driving050.jpg

tacked up:
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...Driving048.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...s023-1-1-1.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...5/Sour-o-1.jpg


I agree that red looks horrible on most chestnuts, but my friend rides a mare named Shaniah, and Shaniah's colors are orange with a red browband, brown saddle, and red saddleseat. I think its cute.
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/.../Shaniah60.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/.../Shaniah50.jpg

and our QH gelding, Buddy- is ridden in all neutral colors except for his bright red reins! I find red to be a very attractive ACCENT color on chestnuts, so you might do well with navy and red!
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...95/Buddy20.jpg

but then again...Puddin' has a red headstall (she had a mahogany stained brown headstall but it snapped) and she doesn't look all that bad.
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/.../Pudding10.jpg

HorseLovinLady 04-25-2012 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Saskia (Post 1471003)
I was thinking how about navy as a main colour, with sort of red lining.

Like a navy halter and a red lead rope. A navy saddle blanket with red piping - not quite around the outside but about 2cm/inch in. Navy boots with red straps.

What do you think?

Yeah! I like navy too.

ellygraceee 04-25-2012 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saskia (Post 1471003)
I know red is definately out for chestnuts, but I was thinking how about navy as a main colour, with sort of red lining.

Like a navy halter and a red lead rope. A navy saddle blanket with red piping - not quite around the outside but about 2cm/inch in. Navy boots with red straps.

What do you think?

I'm fairly sure CanHeStar has navy with red accents for her horse, and it looks really good. I don't have any pictures, but I had Barcoo in pale purple for a while, and Joe used to be green and Toby's always been blue. They all look pretty good in my opinion. I personally like black tack on chestnuts more.

MHFoundation Quarters 04-25-2012 10:34 PM

I really like blues & greens on sorrels.


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