Trying to decide on color scheme for Red Roan

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  1. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a Red Roan Appy and I need some new equipment. Rather than get bits and pieces as I've done in the past, I decided to stick to a color scheme. DD has always loved purple, so has a purple halter/lead, purple grooming kit etc. I have to admit, I LOVE the purple halter on my Appy, but in order to avoid confusion between her equipment and mine, I guess I need to decide on another color. My saddle and pad are black, but DD said it would be boring to get black everything, and I figure most other colors look fine with black. What I am looking to get are halter/lead, pommel bag, saddle bags. Also, probably some more brushes/hoof picks etc but I don't really care whether they match or not. So - I'm looking for suggestions. What color (other than purple & black) do you all think will look great on a Red Roan?
     
  2. Turkenlover

    Turkenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking either turquoise or pink. Do you have a picture of your horse? I love to shop for horse stuff!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. barngem

    barngem Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Teal is the universal color to match all horse colors. If teal looks good on you then go for it !
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Here's a pic:
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    ETA: This was taken on a trail ride last year when I was trying him out. After buying him, I also bought my black saddle, so what he is wearing in the pic is not what he normally wears now.
     
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  6. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I guess I should have mentioned gender! He is a gelding. Thanks for the chart - what fun - I've bookmarked it for future use too....
     
  7. bantamamba

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    I think a nice, rich green would look lovely on your guy.

    Something like
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    lol, I am prone to the colour coding thing myself. Our chestnut mare's signature hue is aubergine. Her blanket, boots, tack bucket, halter, leadrope, the handles of various brushes...even the saddle has deep purple knee rolls which I didn't even notice until after buying it. Alls I needs t'do is locate an aubergine pad and I'm set...

    Edited for pic.
     
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  8. bagendhens

    bagendhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as a redhead myself, id vote for green!
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I'm going to vote for either turquoise or dark green, depending on how 'loud' you do/don't like your stuff [​IMG]

    (btw, insofar as the picture shows, I like how he's built... good bone, compared to most of the apps I see these days!!)

    Pat, whose opinion should probably not be trusted because I think that hot pink or safety orange look wonderful on virtually any horse [​IMG]
     
  10. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thank you so much! I was a horse crazy kid and always dreamed of getting me a 14.2HH gelding (color not important), around 7 years old (because he would be old enough to have matured past the crazy colt stage, but young enough to still have lots of get-up-and-go). Well, it was not to be back then but when I was invited to go on this trail ride, and at the end of the ride told that the horse was available for sale, I liked him so much I decided "Heck, its not too late" and I went ahead and got him. But I feel like I still have so much to learn and conformation is one of those things I know so little about, that its nice to know I "lucked out". I am super pleased with him so far - he is so well trained and responsive that he is forgiving of a relative newbie like me but is always eager to go. I also like his personality - I NEVER worry that he is going to try to nip or kick while I'm working around him. Doing up the cinch, putting on the bridle, picking out his feet - its all good as far as he's concerned. I've seen his ears go back at another horse but never a person. And, as I'm around him so much now (2-3 times a week for the past few months), we've gotten to know each other far better than I've ever known another horse. He now nickers when he sees me coming and I can tell subtle differences in his mood in a way I've never been able to do with another horse. Saturday when I rode him he was so relaxed I barely held pressure on the reins. Yesterday he was edgier and I kept closer contact with his mouth, but towards the end of the ride had relaxed again. In the past I rode so infrequently, and usually on different horses, so I was never able to pick up when they were feeling relaxed or on edge, so it feels really good to get to know this guy.
     

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