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I think it would depend on your horses shade of chestnut. What I used to do when trying a color was take a picture of the horse, open it in Paint or Photoshop, and "draw" a halter, saddle pad, boots, whatever onto the horse for color comparison. It's not perfect but it does give you an idea! :)
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I think burgundy looks very good on chestnuts. My little buddy, his TB gelding is a chestnut, and I keep trying to convince him that he should go Forrest Green and Burgundy for his colors - cause they look very sharp on his boy.
 

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It does depend on the shade of chestnut that your horse is. My horse is more of the pumpkin orange chestnut, which is okay with burgandy, but not the best. (However, a dark dapple gray with silver looks stunning in burgandy!) I decided on bright blue for her which i think looks quite nice.
 

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Thanks for the picture Delfina! You're right- it looks nice, but maybe not the best choice.

I'm thinking that after I sell my mare, I'll start buying and selling project horses. I want a color that works well with all colors of horses. I personally really like burgundy, but maybe there's a better universal option.

Any suggestions of what will look great on everything? That probably doesn't exist, but I figured I'd ask!
 
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