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post #1 of 16 Old 02-22-2019, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Best show colors for a sorrel paint?

Hey all! I’m going to be in the showing ring soon, and I’m at a loss for what colors to pair with my new gelding. I currently have a lime green show shirt- Not a fan of. If anyone can lead me in the direction of a good, flattering color for my boy please give suggestions! I’m considering going to neutral tones but I’d love to pop. I’m considering maybe a purple or blIt’s just open shows at the moment, but hoping to advance to breed shows.
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-22-2019, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some more photos for ideas.
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post #3 of 16 Old 02-22-2019, 09:00 PM
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Well, my favorite color is lime green. :) I am someone that always wears neutrals but for my animals I like color. I don't know anything about showing, I'm new to horses and rode English as a kid, but how about the blue that is on my mare in my avatar? I think he would look cute in just about any color, he is quite handsome!
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post #4 of 16 Old 02-22-2019, 09:59 PM
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For me and my paint, we're boring and neutral LOL...if I were to get something of a color, probably a light blue or a dark green.
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post #6 of 16 Old 02-23-2019, 12:00 AM
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I was thinking turquoise or teal would look really sharp on him! :)
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post #7 of 16 Old 02-23-2019, 11:41 AM
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I love royal blue, turquoise and hunter green for a sorrel.

I would do hunter green with my darker chestnut sorrel paint, Cedar in the first pic. I also like neutrals with him. I love bright royal blue for my daughter's brighter sorrel QH, Hoot in the second pic.
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post #9 of 16 Old 02-23-2019, 12:45 PM
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Maybe red?
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post #10 of 16 Old 02-23-2019, 01:05 PM
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I have a paint similar in shade of browns...


Teal, turquoise and blues all look very complimentary to him and pop his white, emphasize his shading and look really nice under a saddle.
Limit is the sky for rider attire to match those shades...
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