Black vs. brown dressage tack that is. I've always had black dressage tack (I grew up hearing that black dressage tack was the ideal) and I think it has an elegance to it. But recently I've started liking the look of brown dressage tack.
I think if I decided to have all brown dressage tack, I would get this bridle from Five Star Tack.
It is such a pretty bridle! This is the Star Hunter Bridle in Conker brown (which it of course no longer comes in), but there is a dressage version as well (black) that has the wider noseband.
Or this double bridle by Kate Negus that I found on ebay. I just love the aged color of this bridle. Not to mention that the brass fittings would look great with the brassy-gold Herm Sprenger bits you sometimes see.
As a dressage saddle I really like Antares. I saw a brown Antares dressage saddle on ebay that I fell in love with. It was gorgeous and it sold almost instantly. Of course I can no longer find any pictures of any brown Antares dressage saddles, but you'll just have to imagine it's wonderfullness.
|I think Robert Dover's horse looks quite nice in brown tack|
What do you think? Do you prefer black or brown dressage tack? If brown dressage tack was more available would you buy it or not?
Stacey Kimmel at Behind the Bit did some great posts on brown tack (much better than mine!) here: Brown Dressage Tack Part 1, Brown Tack in Dressage Part 2, and Brown bridles abound!