Originally Posted by mrg8302
To cowgirl 4753: Would love to see the picture. You could email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was thinking a dark oil saddle would look best on him. I just didn't want to look like a clown in the show ring! The light oil is nice, but it doesn't fit all horses. Glad to hear dark oil is making a come back!
Dark oil has always been popular with Arabs, Morgans, and ASB's...but for the stock horse breeds light and medium oil have been the norm for decades. I show AQHA and I did not see one black saddle this year, although there is a very small minority that show in black saddles. I'm not a dark oil fan at all and one of the big reasons is...a lighter oil saddle shows off the tooling better on a saddle than a dark oil. If you've got some great tooling on your saddle, it gets lost in a dark oil.