Black has to be the one colour that suits every horse – even the blacks!

Plain black saddle pads with a little satin shine stand out beautifully on piebalds while bays of every shade suit a matte look.

To make your Matchy Horsey set stand out on a black horse team your bandages and boots with a saddle pad showing some pizzazz, decorated with a striking pattern perhaps or a bold border.

Of course, the greatest advantage of dressing your horse in black is that it still looks a million dollars after the most gruelling workout.