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What color saddle should I get?

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Old 09-10-11, 07:36 PM
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What color saddle should I get?

Miss "Princess and the Pea" has finally figured out which saddle she likes. Here is what she looks like now:


(that's not me in the photo, I'm not that short. lol. It's a friend's kid holding the umbrella)


Saddle that fits her comes in 4 colors:
Black
Ebony (Dark brown, espresso color)
Havana (kind of a reddish brown two tone deal)
Tobac (Beige/honey color)

The saddle maker can also take the Tobac leather color and darken it so it's a few shades darker than what's shown on their webpage.

Colors can be seen on this page:
I'm getting the Edelweiss NT

What color do people think would complement the horse's coat color the best? I couldn't go wrong with any of them but need help deciding.

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Old 09-10-11, 07:51 PM
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Ebony. She's pretty well behaved to put up with that umbrella!
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I would either go with the color that matches her the closest (Havana?) or black, so as to NOT take away from the beauty of Princess and the Pea. Can he do the Havana in black and the dark red?

Beautiful horse by the way. Absolutely gorgeous.
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I know nothing about horse riding. Does the saddle need to coordinate with your riding gear? Do points get added or taken away if the horse has flashier (more noticeable) tack?
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"the pea" cute!!! --- go ebony

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@cbadrider: the saddle and bridle should be the same color. I don't have a matching bridle, but the saddlemaker can design a bridle around whatever color saddle I get. As for points, there isn't anything stated specifically in the rulebook regarding taking or adding points based on flashiness. However, there is the sense that in certain types of events, the judges have a more positive impression of horse/rider combinations where the tack complements the horse and doesn't stick out too much.

@Siu: I think the saddler can do any combination of the colors I mentioned for the seat, flaps and knee pad.
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black would look great on that horse!
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Why aren't white or carbon fiber choices?
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I vote carbon fiber.
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I like the red part of the havana, but not the two toned nature. post pics when you get whatever you get.
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If it were me, I'd splash out and get Horween to make a complete set of kit in Cordovan with Alden's#8 finish. You know, just so the horse doesn't get any ideas about who is really in charge.

But, if you can't swing that, I'd say go with the Havana.
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Why aren't white or carbon fiber choices?
With titanium accents?
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^^ Believe it or not, carbon fiber is making its way into equestrian gear!! I've seen some ultra expensive french saddles with carbon fiber on the back of the seat and parts of the tree. I think the idea, as one would expect, is to lighten the saddle substantially.

In my case, such saddles would cost more than horsey did when I bought her.
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