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post #11 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 12:10 PM
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LOL, don't decide what color to put your horse in based on a couple of people calling it by the wrong gender.

To some people, all animals are either "him"s or "her"s, regardless of their gender. I know some folks that call all animals "her" even after they find out it's a boy. Annoys the heck out of me, but what can you do? LOL

Warm colored horses always look good in cool colored tack. So, chestnuts look good in blues, greens, purples, grays. Some chestnut horses can pull off reds/oranges/yellows, but IMHO, they are relatively rare and you have to find just the right shade.
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post #12 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 01:14 PM
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I agree purple looks really good :). Silver if you can find it looks STUNNING on chestnuts, or white. Baby pink, lime green. Pretty much all the colours suggested ;P.
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post #13 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 01:15 PM
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White looks good on nearly everything but it is soo hard to keep clean LOL.
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post #14 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 01:18 PM
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On my sorrel, I wear either purple or black. Our barrel racing tack is teal and black.

On the gender thing....all dark horses are boys in my mind. All light one like greys, Appys, pallys are mares.
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post #15 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 02:12 PM
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Indie looked gorgeous in turquoise.

As far as haters go, her main halter was a Havana leather halter.
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post #16 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 02:15 PM
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I'm another one who votes for lime green or baby blue.

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post #17 of 22 Old 08-11-2013, 02:43 PM
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I don't care for the lighter, bright colors on my sorrel. I prefer black on him because to me most colors just clash with his bright orangey coat. He has all black tack, everything else is hunter green (saddle bags, halter, lead). I also liked him ok in royal blue.
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post #18 of 22 Old 08-12-2013, 04:44 PM
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Here ya go
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post #19 of 22 Old 08-12-2013, 10:47 PM
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I love purple and orange on chestnuts/sorrels.

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post #20 of 22 Old 08-12-2013, 11:33 PM
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Casey, that horse looks incredibly happy to have had all those colors painted on them
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