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Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2679847] Mon, 18 June 2012 18:36 Go to next message
  Superpony  
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My pony is jet black with no white on him what-so-ever. Black pony's gear is also black - black saddle, black bridle, black full numnah, black girth..... is that too much black?!

He is a hunter type and will be presented as such if/when I go in these classes (need to grow a pair first Embarassed ) but will also be going in open for me to gain more experience.

In open I will add a cream numnah, have the fancy browband (red, white, blue) and might even chuck on a white girth for good measure (but that would involve buying one, so scrap that).

In hunter it will be black saddle, black numnah etc etc no fancy browband and just alllllll black. Is that just too much black? I really feel it is.

What are peoples opinions and tastes with regards to black vs brown gear on a black horse, especially one who is a hunter type? Would you try brown just to break up the colour a little (dark havanna saddle, bridle, girth and brown numnah)?

Sorry for rambling. If you got this far, you deserve a gold star! Embarassed

Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2679941 is a reply to message #2679847 ] Mon, 18 June 2012 20:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  mouse82  is currently offline mouse82  
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no, not to much black i dont think, just make sure your jacket isn't too dark.


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Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2680196 is a reply to message #2679847 ] Tue, 19 June 2012 07:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2680717 is a reply to message #2679847 ] Tue, 19 June 2012 18:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  lovelyloz  is currently offline lovelyloz  
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Well... people have always argued that black in the show ring is too harsh on the chestnut, I agree. The idea is to keep it subtle and then bling up browband and stock (only in open NOT hunter). So black gear is perfect on black horses IMO.


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Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2680828 is a reply to message #2680717 ] Tue, 19 June 2012 20:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Was also discussing this with a showy friend and I did a bit of a paint job on a show pic I had and blacked out the browband (it was a ribbon). Then I put a picture of him with a dark havanna saddle on, next to the other picture and the brown honestly looked very out of place.

It still looked very dark but with proper hunter attire on I think he will look quite smart.

Kind of answered my own question, but I do appreciate the responses and opinions...and totally agree Very Happy
Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2680948 is a reply to message #2679847 ] Tue, 19 June 2012 21:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  cassieeeemeili  is currently offline cassieeeemeili  
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Sorry to hijack your thread but i was wondering the exact same thing . Except my new boy is a open type , with star/stripe/snip and two back socks .
I have a gorgeoius old stubben which is a nice dark brown . And a Jessica which is black .
I would be doing open and PC on him .


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Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2682331 is a reply to message #2679847 ] Thu, 21 June 2012 10:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Eltrav  
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My kids have an all black pony and anything else but black looks odd on him. The brown just seems to clash as silly as that might sound, havanna and chocolate. So all black is actually quite simple and elegant looking in his case. If you want to add colour for the open ring i would just match up your browband, jacket, helmet etc as you mentioned to give some contrast and hopefully catch the judges eye, goodluck Very Happy
Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2683326 is a reply to message #2679847 ] Fri, 22 June 2012 10:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  country.cowgirl  is currently offline country.cowgirl  
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black tack - yes! brown would look awful!
hunter - so you need a black girth, I'd consider white for open..
however I would look at a cream numnah (to match joddies) but make sure its only small, not sticking out miles with heaps of 'fluff'

here is my friend, just convinced her to change, his a liver so bit difference but I think it just helps the over-all picture - but yes he is an open too...
everything is the same - her outfit, horse etc. other than a cream numnah/white girth

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/317365_2247399118274_1592004750_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/150910_3389117660524_1515651869_n.jpg

Her numnah is a tad big for my liking
this is the style I prefer

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/294698_2247386557960_651656446_n.jpg

just my 2 cents worth... but I would keep everything black and go for a small cream numnah to match your jods - a black jackets/ helmet/ gloves and a nice cream/gold stock would look ace Very Happy


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Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2684069 is a reply to message #2683326 ] Fri, 22 June 2012 22:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
  Superpony  
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For open I have a cream half numnah, red, white and blue browband and will be sticking with the black girth because I don't want to buy another. My attire will be either banana or cream breeches, red stripe jacket or blue with either red or blue vest (depending on which shirt I wear) and red polka dot tie. Black bridle and saddle.

For hunter I will have a black full numnah (suits him a lot better), black plain flat bridle (same as open minus the browband) and then will introduce a bit of colour with my outfit - cream breeches, shirt will either be lemon or white with either a stock or tie but colour undecided (won't be anything to vibrant though) and tweed (light olive) jacket.

I definitely won't wear black on him, I'll look like I'm in mourning Laughing there will be so much of it.
Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2689383 is a reply to message #2679847 ] Fri, 29 June 2012 19:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ok, The it girls of the moment... and just happen to be my fav team ever.

Mascara is JET black... Louise and her both wear black and are featured in this months horsedeals Smile

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/c0.0.374.374/p403x403/229977_10151066598889048_1236678546_n.jpg
Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2689405 is a reply to message #2689383 ] Fri, 29 June 2012 19:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Shari_Brown wrote on Fri, 29 June 2012 19:31

Ok, The it girls of the moment... and just happen to be my fav team ever.

Mascara is JET black... Louise and her both wear black and are featured in this months horsedeals Smile

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/c0.0.374.374/p403x403/229977_10151066598889048_1236678546_n.jpg


You wouldn't believe it SB - was looking at this today. She is SO SHINY!!! Absolutely lovely too and overall.

I wonder if she gets fluffy blonde ears in Winter too Embarassed Shocked

ETA: Girl not boy Surprised

[Updated on: Fri, 29 June 2012 19:57]

Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2689795 is a reply to message #2689405 ] Sat, 30 June 2012 13:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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CheekOnCheek wrote on Fri, 29 June 2012 19:51

Shari_Brown wrote on Fri, 29 June 2012 19:31

Ok, The it girls of the moment... and just happen to be my fav team ever.

Mascara is JET black... Louise and her both wear black and are featured in this months horsedeals Smile

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/c0.0.374.374/p403x403/229977_10151066598889048_1236678546_n.jpg


You wouldn't believe it SB - was looking at this today. She is SO SHINY!!! Absolutely lovely too and overall.

I wonder if she gets fluffy blonde ears in Winter too Embarassed Shocked

ETA: Girl not boy Surprised


I doubt Ms Mascara is braving the weather Laughing
She'd be still tucked up in a stable and probably clipped Smile

I know what you mean about blonde fluff, one of my little sorta black TBs has caramel ear trimmings atm hahaha
Re: Black pony with black gear... is it too black [message #2690089 is a reply to message #2689795 ] Sat, 30 June 2012 21:20 Go to previous message
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Mines hairier than a shetland pony in full Winter coat standing in the middle of a muddy paddock and probably in the rain because he's a big boy and doesn't need to go into his shed Rolls Eyes Laughing
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