How to choose? How to choose?
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel
A lot of customers get inspiration from the @boyoboybridleworks Instagram and use it as a sort of catalog of possibilities. About 70% of the items I make are custom, and I post almost all of them. You’ll also be able to see all the stock colorways I’ve made since I started Boy-O-Boy way back in 2014.
If you fall in love with something, you can order one just like it – or you can tweak it a little, say, with a different leather or hardware color. That Stirrup Buckle Belt you’re obsessed with can also be done as a browband or dog collar. Love that weave pattern? Yes, you can absolutely change out the aqua for red.
If you see a color combination you love on one of our Double Square Loop Belts you can order it on almost any other item we make.
You can even change the leather or hardware colors or swap one or more of the ribbon shades for others.
Established color combos make great examples
Show your barn colors!
A little variation for every pony in the barn.
Flags are inspirational for a lot of reasons, not least because their color combinations are on point and instantly recognizable.
The distinctive colors of the Maryland flag are the perfect choice for MD Horse & Pony Show prize belts.
Stars and stripes.
Holiday colors make beautiful custom items.
Satiny Easter shades are perfect for spring horse shows.
Shearling-lined candy cane Polo Finish browbands fit for Dasher and his stablemates Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.
School spirit and team colors
The official USHJA Zone 3 Showjumping Team belt for the North American Junior and Young Rider Championship.
Company or horse show colors make for beautiful custom items, especially with logo embroidery.
Subtle branded belts for the whole staff.
The historic pale blue stadium that surrounds Devon Horse Show's legendary Dixon Oval outside of Philadelphia is the inspiration for our Devon prize and souvenir items.
Search out color palettes you love on line
The wintry grey-blue color palette that Taylor sent me turned into an elegant matching set of custom items for her and her grey gelding Donovan.
One customer sent me a Lily Pulitzer swatch as inspiration.
Another customer can't get enough of camo shades.
Is there one particular color you love? Consider using different types of ribbons – like satin and grosgrain -- in similar shades to create a subtle tone-on-tone look.
Finally, don’t suffer in silence! If you’re having a hard time deciding, please get in touch. I’m always happy to help with suggestions about colors, materials, fit – or whatever else you might have questions about.
And, of course, if you really can't choose between items and color combinations I'd be delighted to make you as many as you like!