Photo courtesy of the Paint Horse Journal. Photos taken by Larry Williams Photography
Since I was a teenager showing Reining I have always wanted a fire red hat.
Years passed by, I started to show in All Around events… and I still love coloured hats, especially red and purple ones.
At the beginning of this year I thought to buy a purple hat as it would have matched my outfits perfectly. But I didn’t. You may now ask: why?? And my answer is: because it is not versatile. So I purchased a black one.
If you want to make an investment that will last many years, coloured hats are not for you. Unless you buy a complete set and you want to wear it for several years. I wouldn’t choose a complete set for me as sometimes I like to change colours: now I like black… but maybe in two years I will choose an orange and fuchsia outfit.
If you have a special colour that represents you, a coloured hat is wonderful. Let’s say your colour is red and you always wear it through the years in many classes. A red hat will draw a lot of attention on you. It is not the “classical” black or white hat. It is like a cherry on top of a cake.
I saw also some girls wearing a coloured hat with a total black outfit. Well, it was not bad looking, but it was strange.
If you don’t want to dare you can choose a “normal” black, white, tan, chocolate or grey hat. The most important thing when you decide to buy your hat is quality. No matter if it is black or fuchsia, choose a good one. A well shaped hat represents you as a rider. When you stand at the cone and your hat is properly shaped, you will make a great impression on the judges.
What do you think about coloured hats? Would you wear one?