Did you know that color has effect on horses? Often in communications they will ask for specific colors of saddle pads, wraps, breastplates, or stones to be near.
Red: promotes deep healing and energy. It is good for blood formation and circulation. Red stones give courage and strength, while aiding in circulation. Ruby, garnets, jasper, can be used. Red is a yang color.
Pink: milder than red, more calming than red, and helps to heal grief and promotes relaxation.
Orange: Vibrant orange is warm and healing, Good for fighting infections; it is said to be anti-bacterial. It is also good for spleen, kidney, and lung ailments. Stones for orange are carnelian, orange in a feminine color.
Yellow: Good for horses with respiratory problems, also good for nervous system problems. Stones for yellow are the citrine and is a yang.
Green: Calming, comforting, heals wounds and ulcers, and it is also good for the heart. Green stones are used to calm the animal and restore the “rootedness”. The most powerful green stone is the emerald. However the malachite has a long place in equine culture to prevent falls. Green is a yin color
Blue: Anti-stress is good for disorders of the liver and all problems in the throat area. Blue stones can be used to refine, regulate, and focus energy. They are said to be spiritual in nature and help to turn an earthy horse into a more spiritual horse. Sapphire, aquamarine, azurite, turquoise are good and a very dark blue stone helps to increase intuition and sensitivity. Blue is a yin color.
Indigo: Balancing color good for all senses especially vision and hearing and the spiritual third eye.
Purple: a transformational color creating a lightness of body that is excellent in hunters or jumpers. Violet stones increase grace and poise, good for dressage.
Black: Stones such as obsidian, jet, and onyx absorb negative energy and help shy awkward horses become more independent. Especially good for young animals.
White: Stones are used to heal the whole horse, and improve general well being. The most powerful is a diamond, but quartz is also effective.
Colors are important to horses, some even ask for specific areas of color.