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post #1 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Chestnut owners help

I'm having the hardest time picking a good color for my deep red chestnut mare her mane and tail are also very dark in color I've tried dark blue and it just makes me and other people think she's a boy, I've also tried red but it just doesn't look right to me, I just need help and opinions on colors that look good on deep red chestnuts, btw her name is breeze if it helps. Thanks
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post #2 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 12:51 AM
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I always did turquoise, or baby blue. I've also used purple. I've only owned sorrels so totally understand :)
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post #3 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 12:54 AM
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Royal purple is beautiful on chestnuts of all shades.
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post #4 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 03:06 AM
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Lime green looks great on Chestnuts! So purple and Teal!
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post #5 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 05:56 AM
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Green, blue and purple works good on chestnuts. Purple will be best if you want something "girly".
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post #6 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 06:07 AM
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Darker green looks amazing on my guy!
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post #7 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 06:27 AM
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No matter what you do - someone will call your horse by the wrong gender! I had a guy at a state fair once ask if I would like to breed my mare to his stallion, which confused me as I only own a gelding! Just choose a color that you like and works well with your horse! I, personally, like to have two colors going for one horse so you can get mixed color pads, polos, etc. and it is more unique! Lucky for you it is easier to pick a good theme color for a solid color horse!

Either way - my vote is for purple!

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post #8 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 10:47 AM
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I know someone who has her chestnut mare in lime green and she looks stunning!

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post #9 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 11:01 AM
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White honestly looks awesome on a chestnut. That's a bit more classic anyway. Turquoise will look good on any color and stands out nicely on chestnuts too, also baby pink looks pretty good on them.
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post #10 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 11:11 AM
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My chestnut mare looks great in purple. I love it on her. I would think lime green might also look nice. As far as the light colors, my daughter bought a baby blue halter for her mare, and 3 days later, it was filthy.
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