Wednesday, April 21, 2010


PICTURES: 4 Nice Color Combos...
Top: Tiffany and Bandit-I love the vest over the slinky-It looks very stylish!!
Middle 1: Casandra and Jewel-I love the colors in this shirt and how they match the pad...
Middle 2: Dawnna- What a great shirt-and color combo for a black horse!!
Bottom: Sherri and Topper- Black and Red on a grey horse-I loved this look!

Being a person who prefers to dress in a understated style, generally choosing neutral colors, the high fashion of the Western Show world is somewhat intimidating!!  Finding a color combination that will work for me and my horse, as well as not break the bank, has been a challenge!! Currently, on my bay paint horse, we have gone with a "blue" color scheme. We have one straight royal blue pad, as well as one pad that is predominately blue, with black and dark pink tones as well, that allows for some choice of colors with show shirts-black, pink, and blue all work.

With our Grullo 3 year old, we have been discussing color options. Casandra really likes lime green, and although it's not listed in the recommended choices below, we are on the hunt for shirts and show pads that will match this color scheme

I took the following information from a web site entitled Best Horse Show Clothes It gives a good outline for some color combinations to choose from that will go well with the color of your horse.

BLACKIf your horse is black, you are very lucky, because you have so many options.  Bright colors, deep jewel tones & beautiful pastels are all very good choices for you.  You need to have some contrast, so stay away from the browns, tans and basic earth tones.  These colors will not be flattering on your horse.  You will appear washed out and dull.  A bit of silver or gold accents make a very classy statement as well.  Just don’t get too carried away with it, you could look like you belong at a disco.

RED ~ On a red based horse such as a chestnut or sorrel, you can choose from the blue tones, greens, soft yellow, melon or coral tones.  Youths can get away with a bit more vibrant color than an adult, due to there not being as much of it to stand out. 

BROWN ~ Having a brown based horse gives you a lot to choose from as well.  Purple, red, blue, green, orange, yellow and my personal favorite PINK are all wonderful choices for you.

BUCKSKIN~PALOMINO~GRULLO ~ You can choose colors from the Red or Brown based horse keys above.  These colors tend to compliment the natural warm tone of your  horse.

HORSES OF COLOR If you have an appaloosa or paint horse that is predominantly white or grey, you are probably best suited with a jewel tone (red, blue, green or purple) with some black chaps.  If your paint has more color than white, you can follow the keys to those colors listed above.

So, YOUR TURN!! Tell us your horse color, and your choice of colors to show in. Tell us what color combinations you like on different colored horses...I'm looking forward to hearing from those of you (everyone) who are more fashion minded than me!!


  1. I am horse shopping, and show clothes shopping! I really like teal and chocolate for bays, browns, and sorrels/chestnuts. A solid midnight/navy or royal blue looks good on just about anything. I would love yellow on a black horse. But they can wear anything! Too bad brown shades of chaps/hats/pants don't work on more horses :( Black is just soooo common!

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