So a while back I bit the bullet and purchased my dream Reins. The Nunn Finer soft grip rubber reins in the purple because they were discontinuing that color and it just so happened to be our eventing color and I had been drooling over them for a year. But my one problem is that since I've bought them we've switched back to a black jumping saddle, going as far as having it custom adjusted and fit to him so I'm not planning on getting rid of it any time soon(it's a Kieffer and I'm in love). So this poses my question, does dying leather black effect the quality/softness at all? Should I just keep them the way they are and miss match all my black tack with some purple reins?(ew in my opinion) and if I do dye them how is the best way to avoid getting the dye on the purple rubber part? Thanks in advance!!