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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Color Quandary

I had the chiro guy out for my horses last weekend.  I try to have him out at least once every three months because my horses are all ridden by an extremely crooked human (yours truly). 















He also is really great about saddle fit, more so with Western than English tack.  I had him look at Mystic's new saddle.  He thinks the fit is overall really good but did notice a very small amount of bridging.  I couldn't really feel it, but to be honest I spent more time checking the fit around her shoulders because that's where the previous one seemed to want to pinch all of a sudden.  He recommended using a pad that I can add a shim to.  He also said she was a saddle fitting nightmare hahah - which I have heard before from the Saddle Geek.










I'm currently using my friend's Diamond Wool pad which is a nice thickness and quality, so I'm going to ask for another one (that's shimmable) for my bday.




One of these:  http://www.diamondwoolpads.com/shop/pressure-relief/contoured-relief-pads






But I'm having a heck of a time choosing the color!




I've narrowed it down to four and would love some input.  I am mostly turn between the navy (which looks like a beautiful indigo on the website but might be a more boring navy in person) and the purple.  They don't have all of the colors shown as a pad (mostly just squares of color), so it's harder to picture them.  Mystic's "color" is supposed to be purple for her gear but I haven't really stuck to that. 


Here is a pic of the saddle if that helps with color choice :)





Here are my top four color choices:







1) Navy






2) Purple






3) Turquoise






4) Royal Blue






Which do you think would look best on her?  Or is there another wildcard that I should go for from the other colors listed on the site?


Opinions appreciated :)

24 comments:

  1. Honestly, I liked the hunter green and the black. I think the black would really set off her mane and tail. But the navy is very nice too.

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    1. I found a used black one so it might just work out that way!

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  2. I love that navy or the royal blue! Blue always looks stunning on bays.

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  3. It depends if you want to be conservative or fun... I really like the purple, and if that's what you wanted as her barn color, I would go with that! But if you want to be more conservative under saddle, then I the navy is really pretty too :)

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    1. I'd like something fun-ish, but not to hard to resell later if needed!

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  4. I'm never going to say no to purple!

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  5. If the navy looks like that in real life, it's perfect! Otherwise, indulge your wishes for purple :)

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    1. Right? It's like a lovely indigo color

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  6. I love turquoise on light bays! Purple is my second choice. 😉

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  7. royal blue. I do love the turquoise too but I think that the royal blue is a nice pop of colour without being really loud.

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    1. Yeah I have been leaning that way lately, it's classic :)

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