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What do you think loks best on a black horse? A white or black cooler?

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  • What do you think loks best on a black horse? A white or black cooler?

    Looking for a special gift.
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain

  • #2
    Black (look at photos of Totilas) and the black hairs will not show like they will on the white cooler.
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    • #3


      • #4
        White will get really dirty really quickly.


        • Original Poster

          I was hoping you guys would say black!
          "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain


          • #6
            definitely black. you will never get the black hairs off a white cooler (I have the opposite problem: white horse, black cooler)
            No running out. No refusals.
            The only options are over, under, or through


            • #7
              I have a black horse...I'd go with white. Black on him just makes him look brown.
              My adventures as a working rider



              • #8
                Black. Or another colour before white.


                • #9
                  Owned by an Oldenburg


                  • #10
                    Id go for a deep maroone. Lol not one of the options but Ive always loved that combo...


                    • Original Poster

                      Funny you should say maroon... I used to have a maroon wool cooler with hunter green trim...for a bay. For the horse in question, I am thinking black or white would be the flashiest as a gift, and while I think white would be stunning, I agree it's just not practical! He also has four white socks

                      Another poster mentioned black making her horse look brown and I know what you mean - this horse however is very black and I think it will be awesome

                      There's another horse in the barn who is black who has a navy cooler which looks pretty great (gold trim!) but not as dressy as a black one would look, I think.

                      Also, I'm thinking no trim -- all say aye?
                      "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain


                      • #12
                        Grey is gorgeous on a black horse.


                        • #13
                          As others have said...no white. Caution with the black, personally I think it might end up not looking that exciting, depending on the fabric. Deep colors or jewel tones would be the best. Somewhere out there is a color wheel for horses and it tells you what colors look best on each color horse.

                          Oh, and I like sonomacounty's grey idea.


                          • #14
                            I have a gorgeous dark & light grey plaid cooler for my dark bay/almost black horse. It has black trim & burgundy piping. I'll have to try & find a picture of it.
                            ~ A true friend knows all there is to know about you and still likes you. -E. Hubbard


                            • #15
                              Old gold looks good on black horses, IMO. Some might think it will make the horse look like a giant bumblebee, however. It's a matter of taste!


                              • #16
                                I have a black horse and I got him a pink and purple plaid wool cooler/ dress sheet. I think it looks wicked shaaahp as we say in Boston.

                                but that's just me.
                                Somehow my inner ten year old seems to have stolen my chequebook!



                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Mia412 View Post
                                  I have a gorgeous dark & light grey plaid cooler for my dark bay/almost black horse. It has black trim & burgundy piping. I'll have to try & find a picture of it.
                                  I have a very similar cooler for my essentially black horse, without the burgundy piping, and I think it looks the best of anything I've seen on him.
                                  Mon Ogon (Mo) and Those Wer the Days (Derby)


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Iride View Post
                                    Also, I'm thinking no trim -- all say aye?
                                    Aye to trim - AND piping! If you are putting black on a black horse the trim is what is going to make it pop. Otherwise, if the black matches the horse exactly (pretty unlikely) it's boring, and if it's slightly off it will look faded, or even worse, make the horse look faded. The trim is the frame, the piping is the mat. The picture will look best with both.

                                    Any color will work, that's the beauty of black - but maroon trim with white (or metallic gold) (or both!) piping looks fabulous on a black. So does dark green.

                                    Have fun!


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Good thoughts, Fashion Police! *will pay ticket*
                                      "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain