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Horsezee
Apr. 30, 2004, 10:09 PM
Other than 'show bows' (yes I was that topic starter http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif), what are some other signs that 'someone' is still stuck in the eighties? What about braiding with white yarn on a chestnut horse? http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif

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Horsezee
Apr. 30, 2004, 10:09 PM
Other than 'show bows' (yes I was that topic starter http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif), what are some other signs that 'someone' is still stuck in the eighties? What about braiding with white yarn on a chestnut horse? http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/uhoh.gif

Horsezee

Box-of-Rox
Apr. 30, 2004, 10:18 PM
grey breeches? ooh or harry halls! we have a picture of my brother in those...men that ride should wake up every day and say a hail tailored sportsman.

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KLS
Apr. 30, 2004, 11:07 PM
- rust breeches
- choker pins
- braided (not laced) reins... i like 'em and still use a set on one bridle, but they went through a real fad stage
- white yarn on any horse, but esp. a grey
- the "the older and crappier my helmet looks, the cooler i must be" thing... i'm sorry, i find nothing cool about a helmet that's so old it's purple AND looks like it's been tromped on a time or two...
- the original Olympian approved helmets... mushroom much? and never mind the wacky almost lack of harness; mine flew off my head still completely buckled more than once on my way to the ground.

so much more, i'm sure... but that's what i remember at the moment (disclaimer: the fact that i have listed these things does not in any way indicate my own personal guilt or fashion faux pas at the time http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

Slider
May. 1, 2004, 12:15 AM
Not sure I'm stuck in the 80's but still have those lovely blue,grey and brown velvet helmets..but haven't used 'em lately...but I DO like scallop braids on a horse with a nice neck....and would love a itsy skinny bridle on one with a classic head... i can't throw anything out...will rolled bridles ever come back? or haltertop ratcatchers?

Jaysee
May. 1, 2004, 01:19 AM
Don't forget about the orange rubber reins!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Nickelodian
May. 1, 2004, 02:50 AM
Rust Breeches! Althoug if I remember correctly they were on their way out at that point.

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Jezebel
May. 1, 2004, 03:42 AM
Brown Field Boots.......... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

squeezix
May. 1, 2004, 05:00 AM
Tying off your braids on top is a sure sign you are a horse product of the 80's. I did this to my daughter's pony and someone asked me if I used to ride back in the 80's. Also, braiding the tail down and then tying off with a loop instead of one of those snail things is also a sign apparently. Learned this the same way. I guess rust or grey breeches would still be a sign (although I've heard they are trying to make a return). I hope the greys come back and kick those greenish breeches off the scene...the rusts can stay gone for all I care. Finally, try to refrain from playing Duran Duran or Flock of Seagulls music while you are prepping for the show. I found that helps me focus on the present and not be tempted to do things like braid with white yarn and tie off on top.

MistyBlue
May. 1, 2004, 06:47 AM
"And I raaannnn....I ran so far awaaayyyyy"

I guess it's better to listen to Flock Of Seagulls than trying to imitate their hair-do's! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Dragoon
May. 1, 2004, 11:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MistyBlue:
"And I raaannnn....I ran so far awaaayyyyy"

I guess it's better to listen to Flock Of Seagulls than trying to imitate their hair-do's! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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...but I did. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

What decade were velvet collars and patterned chokers?? Seventies or eighties? I only ask because a few years ago that's all one of the local riders wore. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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squeezix
May. 1, 2004, 04:35 PM
I think the velvet collars were the 70's. I had a brown hunt coat with a brown velvet collar and gold buttons! I wore it with a sleeveless riding shirt that had horse heads all over it. I thought I was "it" when I got my first Pytchley coat (do they still make those?) in navy with a bright red lining that would show when I was jumping. At that time I got my first pair of field boots (early 80's) and saved up for weeks to buy those hot Harry Hall's in grey! I'm hoping I'll lose 35 pounds and I'll wear them again darn it...in style or not!

KLS
May. 1, 2004, 04:41 PM
i know, i miss the dark gray breeches too (though the lighter "pearl" gray never did much for me). somehow i always ended up riding critters that were on the orange-er side of chestnut, and my outfit of choice at the time was a hunter green jacket, dark gray breeches, and a shirt i *still* wish i could find in an adult size- white with the dark gray pinstripes.

i personally cringe at the plaid jackets now (but the 1970's returneth!) and ca't wait for my green-and-gray (or even just part of it, LOL) to be "in" again.

Tap2Tango
May. 1, 2004, 04:42 PM
My first riding jacket was navy blue with a velvet collar that I got in Wales. I still have it actually!! It's soooo purdy! I plan on saving it for my little girl someday!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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zedcadjna
May. 1, 2004, 04:45 PM
Remember crosby saddles were the big thing, although I still like mine, but everyone had to have them..

I remember seeing one long braid down the bk of the riders.

those harry halls, I seen a girl awhile bk wearing them...

Rubber bands for braiding manes..

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squeezix
May. 1, 2004, 05:14 PM
You mean Crosby saddles aren't in anymore??? I've been saving my moldy Prix de Nations for my comeback to the equitation ring. I wonder if there are any petitions I can file to ride in the Jr. eq. classes even though I'm in my 30's with 3 kids. Is this middle age crisis already?

zedcadjna
May. 1, 2004, 06:17 PM
They are still in, I just meant that everyone had to have them bk then..

I love my broken in crosby very much, and it still looks awsome..

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BybeeGirl
May. 1, 2004, 06:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KLS:
- braided (not laced) reins... i like 'em and still use a set on one bridle, but they went through a real fad stage
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OH! I never knew... Maybe that's why the judge won't use my horse in the hack...

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OakesBrae
May. 1, 2004, 07:03 PM
This entire thread is making me simultaneously feel SO old and I'm laughing hysterically!!

I think it should all come back, rust breeches, tail loops, prix des nations...I'll be 80's proud next show :-)

JUST RIDE!

just_me
May. 1, 2004, 07:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KLS:
- rust breeches
- choker pins
- braided (not laced) reins... i like 'em and still use a set on one bridle, but they went through a real fad stage
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I wore rust breeches and choker pins and had braided reins in the the early 70s. I thought rust breeches were already out in the 80s. BTW, I still wear rust breeches. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Snowbird
May. 1, 2004, 07:30 PM
And do you seriously believe that 10 years from now there will not be people laughing hysterically at how stupid you dress and get turned out to show?

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Gunnar
May. 1, 2004, 08:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jaysee:
Don't forget about the orange rubber reins!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Irish Ei's
May. 1, 2004, 08:52 PM
Hey Hey now... I just bought plaited reins and you're gonna have to pry my Lexington TC and Wembly velvet pasta bowl outa my cold, dead hands. And someone liked my showbow so much they actually stole it!! So tthhhbbbtttt!!!

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Vandy
May. 1, 2004, 09:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Irish Ei's:
And someone liked my showbow so much they actually stole it!! So tthhhbbbtttt!!!
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Maybe your trainer stole it so you wouldn't wear it any more! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif That said, I still wear my old 80's hat with clear detatchable harness that was all the rage back then...But I am saving up for a GPA, which incidentally costs more than some of the horses I've bought this year http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

MistyBlue
May. 1, 2004, 09:17 PM
Dragoon: Yes...I could believe you have that written in something. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif And BTW, hightail it back "home" to other BB...we miss you there!

Snowbird...I'm already giggling at the turnout these days. Probably from being old...but I see that certain riders look like they should be sitting on a white tiger on stage within walking distance to a prime rib buffet instead of riding in a hunter ring. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif It seems so "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT MMMEEEE!!!" in the ring these days. I'm waiting to see helmets with big spinning lights on the tops of them in the rings instead of just putting gobs of sparkly things on them. And to think I was once gasped at for wearing GRAY britches with a charcoal jacket back in the dark ages. (white shirt of course) http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

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Horsezee
May. 1, 2004, 09:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tyedyecommando:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> - white yarn on any horse, but esp. a grey <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Something's not processing all the way here. I would think black yarn on a grey would be 80s. White seems timeless.

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I think that would depend upon whether it was a very dark grey horse with a black mane/tail vs. a light grey horse with a silver mane/tail. I thought the yarn should blend in; not stand out???

Horsezee

KLS
May. 1, 2004, 11:27 PM
yikes, i see i've ruffled some feathers here with the "white yarn on grays" bit. i was always told (and perhaps therefore always personally preferred) black on any type of gray horse, even the whitest of solid gray ponies. this is/was, i think, due to the fact that even the "snow-white" gray ponies tend to look a bit yellowish if not impeccably clean, so in that case the white yarn stands out more than black or another dark color would... neither is much of an issue if braids are tied underneath, but i grew up showing in the "tie on top" era, so it matteref.

for some reason i still can't explain, i will always prefer black yarn on a gray as less conspicuous(sp?)... perhaps because most grays have dark skin and muzzles, etc to "blend" the whole thing? i dunno... maybe it's just me.

Kestrel
May. 2, 2004, 03:26 AM
Any gray I've had needs a bath with Quicksilver before showing, and thus ends up with lavendar-tinted yarn in the mane http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Then it isn't glaringly white. In our pony's early years when she had a gray rather than silver mane, I provided matching yarn for the braider to use.

Dancing Lawn
May. 2, 2004, 04:51 AM
I feel so hopelessly out of things. Can you people really tell the difference between makes of riding pants? Cause I sure can't. Maybe I don't pay enough attention. Maybe I'm just not stuck on labels. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

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Lord Helpus
May. 2, 2004, 05:36 AM
Dancing Lawn,

I show in Millers breeches and I get good ribbons. I honestly feel that I have never been marked down one point because of the brand of my breeches.

I also tend to wear rust one day of each show (with my favorite dark green coat http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif). And, last year on a "rust day" I won both my classes at an AA show. Perhaps it was BECAUSE the judge gave me extra style points? I dunno. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Don't forget that the judges are products of the '70's and '80's also, and perhaps they feel like kindred spirits with people who dress like they used to.

People may think that they are really stylin' with things like glitter on their GPA's. But I bet those 50 year old judges are shaking their heads and wrinkling their noses at the newbies who would do such things. Sometimes there is a lot to be said for dressing like you have been riding for decades and know what you are doing.

PS: This does NOT include fads of yesteryear like velvet collars, which just show that you are stuck in a timewarp -- I am talking about timeless clothes and colors.

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Dancing Lawn
May. 2, 2004, 06:35 AM
I just had a look, to see what brand of breeches I have! I bought them because i don't mind the colour, and they fit, and are comfortable. They're Millars. I also have several pairs of schoolers, but I couldn't tell you what they are. I agree, that most of the judges are "middle aged" and are probably appauled at the glitter, and glitz in the showring now. But, as long as your'e having fun, it's okay! Mostly, as a judge, I really don't see the colour of the clothes, or the wool in their manes. I'm looking for a good presentation, and the overall performance. I honestly couldnt tell you, at the end of the class, who was wearing what. I will recognize your horse, though!

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OakesBrae
May. 2, 2004, 07:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> And do you seriously believe that 10 years from now there will not be people laughing hysterically at how stupid you dress and get turned out to show?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Was this addressed to me? I was commenting because I didn't realize I was so 80s! I dress and braid this way still!

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Snowbird
May. 2, 2004, 08:58 AM
Do you seriously think while you are in the ring for your one minute of fame that the judge is looking at your britches instead of watching the horse over the course?

You are all just victims of PR and advertsing that has convinced you somehow that a helmet with a skunk stripe and then you glue all kinds of things to the stripe is appropriate. And, you're willing to pay and extra $200 for same helmet. I can just imagine when the world goes back to normal how hilarious it will be to se the riders in the Medal Class with jewelry all over the helmet.

The point of braiding is to keep the mane neat obviously the closer the color of the wool to the color of the mane the better. Rather like the hairnet which is to keep your hair from flying around.

What's next hanging pearls and rhinestones off each braid? and maybe shiny jeweled hair nets? While we're at it I'm sure some smart jeweler will come up with a tail wrap embossed in 10 carat diamonds.

I happen to have a lease contract on the Brooklyn Bridge. It produces a great deal of daily income and I'd like to sell my lease. Any takers?

I cannot imagine why anyone would think gluing all that sparkle stuff to a helmet is appropriate. I also am absolutely certain that the judge will over look the errors on the course if your shirt matchs properly the jackets and you have the newest color of the most expensive britches possible.

I think it goes along with the idea that the most expensive horse has to win. Maybe we should all leave price tags on everything and then charge back advertising fees for external labels on our clothes. There could be a leg patch that tells the judge what kind of britches and how much they cost.

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Tap2Tango
May. 2, 2004, 06:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
While we're at it I'm sure some smart jeweler will come up with a tail wrap embossed in 10 carat diamonds.
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Sorry, I'm one step ahead of you. I special ordered one from Tiffany and Co Last month and it should be here before Devon. They are also making me a matching forelock charm. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

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Box-of-Rox
May. 3, 2004, 01:27 AM
i say this with about 32 hours of studying for this FU&lt;KIN& final behind me, and only 4 mor available in front of me, so forgive me if my perspective is a little warped.

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Dancing Lawn
May. 3, 2004, 03:20 AM
I feel so inspired. I think that natural pearls on my horse's browband would be just the thing, with maybe a diamond clasp, tastefully displayed on the throatlatch buckle. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif And, while I'm at it, emeralds and rubies for me. on my ears, in my nose, on my jacket buttons, and maybe on my spurs, and the ferule of my crop, too.

It's kind of like we are stuck in the 80's, doing the punk thing, in the hunter ring. Maybe I should die my horse's mane and tail pink and turquoise, with maybe some flourescent orange, too, and instead of proper little hunter braids, do a kind of mohawk thing with his mane and forelock!

Am I getting a bit silly, after my long week?

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PonyPlay
May. 3, 2004, 08:48 AM
Yea those Harry Halls...ok before my time, but I found a pair of my mom's old ones that must have been from 197? in an old trunk. They fit! They are a gorgeous chocolate brown and I wore them for schooling and then to the tack store to pick up some stuff and got a million complements on them. I wish I could find another pair.

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Go-Go
May. 3, 2004, 08:57 AM
What kind of galloping boots were the white plastic ones with the blue stripes? That was 80's. And white strings to hold numbers, though that may have been more 70's.

Tap2Tango
May. 3, 2004, 09:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Go-Go:
And white strings to hold numbers, though that may have been more 70's.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

OMG, where is the barf icon when you need one!! I remember when I first started riding we would safety pin our numbers on.

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Gunnar
May. 3, 2004, 10:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by *Tap2Tango*:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Go-Go:
And white strings to hold numbers, though that may have been more 70's.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

OMG, where is the barf icon when you need one!! I remember when I first started riding we would safety pin our numbers on.

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Remember the Purina checkerboard marking on the number that you pinned to you coat.( probably the 70s not the 80s) How funny is was back then. I even had a pink (rose colored glasses) hunt coat. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Sure had good time though.

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korts
May. 3, 2004, 10:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Go-Go:
What kind of galloping boots were the white plastic ones with the blue stripes? That was 80's. And white strings to hold numbers, though that may have been more 70's.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh, I remember these. They had the funky waffle-ish lining. Geez. What were they called?

korts
May. 3, 2004, 10:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gunnar:
Remember the Purina checkerboard marking on the number that you pinned to you coat.( probably the 70s not the 80s) How funny is was back then. I even had a pink (rose colored glasses) hunt coat. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Sure had good time though.

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

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I remember thinking that I was exceptionally stylish because I would trim all of the annoying stuff off of my number, making it smaller and plain.

Gunnar
May. 3, 2004, 10:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by korts:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gunnar:
Remember the Purina checkerboard marking on the number that you pinned to you coat.( probably the 70s not the 80s) How funny is was back then. I even had a pink (rose colored glasses) hunt coat. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Sure had good time though.

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

PS: "Don't forget your hat" (the roaming gnome)

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I remember thinking that I was exceptionally stylish because I would trim all of the annoying stuff off of my number, making it smaller and plain.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I remember that too. Trim to oval shaped and pin that number on.

We are surely dating ourselves with this thread but what fun we all had.

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

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Janet
May. 3, 2004, 10:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> What decade were velvet collars and patterned chokers?? Seventies or eighties?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Patterned chokers were definitely the norm in the 60s, and gone by the 80s. I kind of skipped the 70s from a riding perspective.

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OneonOne
May. 3, 2004, 10:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Go-Go:
What kind of galloping boots were the white plastic ones with the blue stripes? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>The ones we had were Ulster boots. They came with red, blue, black and green stripes, or you could get solid colors with white stripes.

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Horsezee
May. 3, 2004, 10:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tyedyecommando:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by korts:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Go-Go:
What kind of galloping boots were the white plastic ones with the blue stripes? That was 80's. And white strings to hold numbers, though that may have been more 70's.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh, I remember these. They had the funky waffle-ish lining. Geez. What were they called?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hampa (SP?) Boots I think. There might have been some by another name also.

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OMG! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif To think; I almost bought a pair of these white/blue trimmed boots on e-Bay!?! Boy; I better get with the times! Still; it's so sad to think my very favorite reins are plaited... http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/sadsmile.gif

Horsezee

MLR
May. 3, 2004, 11:14 AM
What about navy blue herringbone jackets? While I know they are more 90s, are they now considered passe?

korts
May. 3, 2004, 11:15 AM
Not as passe as the GREEN herringbone jacket!

squeezix
May. 3, 2004, 11:17 AM
I loved those galloping boots...felt like I was going to the olympics. I found a pair (circa 1983) in a trunk in my attick. They had actually melted into some sort of chemical ooze.

Even worse than the numbers you would pin on were the big circle numbers with the hook on the back that you would wear on the back collar of your coat. So unflattering.

It was also quite hip to ride in duck boots (those rubber llbean things) instead of paddock boots when schooling. So ugly and didn't do much when a horse stepped on your toes. We also though we were it when we would wear our "Calientes." Those jockey helmets with the silks and pom poms. We never did up the chin straps, just left them flapping in the breeze... a lot of good they were.

RugBug
May. 3, 2004, 11:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Go-Go:
What kind of galloping boots were the white plastic ones with the blue stripes? That was 80's. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Haha...I'm soo stuck in the '80's. How many of you can make claim to having at least four CURRENT pictures in your webshots albums with "80's" items?

That's right, I've got the RUST, HARRY HALLS. I've got the BLUE STRIPED ULSTERS (I actually have a full set, full front and rear and rear brush boots) all brand new, and DUCK BOOTS, which are the best thing for winter riding in CA. They keep your feet warm and dry and who cares if they get muddy?

I am soo a product of the '80's.

Colored yarn in braids was big in back then...but it's coming back so maybe it doesn't have the stigma. Oh, and let's add halfpads onto that as well...but those are coming back too.

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Snowbird
May. 3, 2004, 11:31 AM
Hey! Gunnar now play nice we still use the Purina numbers here at Snowbird. You mean there are no more Harry Halls? Cheez! I thought they were classics.

What's wrong with brown field boots and velvet collars with helmet to match the jacket? We never wrapped a horse's legs unless it was lame so I still do a double take when I see all those bandaged legs in Equitation classes.

Does anyone remember "Superman"? He used to show in jumpers and he arrived with two saddlebreds in a Bread Truck. For one he had a leather piece made for the brestplate with a picture of superman on it.

At my first show at Suburban the owner of the Spindletops showed up in a full length white mink coat.

But, we had great fancy tailgate parties with full service bars. Everyone set up under a canopy, a table and chairs with flowers and delicious food in the coolers stored in the trailer and hibatchi grills for the hamburgers. Table cloths, matching director chairs with barn names.

Battle Scarred Veteran

Go-Go
May. 3, 2004, 11:31 AM
Crocheted pommel pads - in your barn colors, of course, and worn regardless if they'd benefit your horse's back or not. Those were hideous, but tres trendy.

And indian rugs, which I think I still kind of like.

eclipse
May. 3, 2004, 11:34 AM
Guess I'm definatly stuck in the 80's: I love my Miller's breeches & if I have to have a tail braid, it's looped not rolled.......plus, my computer CD is, at this very moment, playing an old Duran Duran disk.....yep, think "Planet Earth" old!!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

"Don't bother me; I'm living happily ever after!"

Yay4Crossrails
May. 3, 2004, 11:40 AM
Yeah...I had to use the Purina numbers at a show only a few years ago. Didn't know they were before my time http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif Then again I'm way "out of the loop" on this stuff, I guess you could say http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Gunnar
May. 3, 2004, 11:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Go-Go:
Crocheted pommel pads - in your barn colors, of course, and worn regardless if they'd benefit your horse's back or not. Those were hideous, but tres trendy.

And indian rugs, which I think I still kind of like.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Those pommel pads look so dumb. Who came up with that!!!!

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

PS: "Don't forget your hat" (the roaming gnome)

Rerider's Clique

Gunnar
May. 3, 2004, 11:52 AM
Hey Snowbird, Gunnar always plays nice http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif and those red and white checks hold a special place in his heart. He is an an 84's baby so you know he is old now. I on the other hand am even more ancient http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
And to whoever referred to them I remember the round number with the thing you had to stick in your coat. LIke a coat hanger. LOL.

I was a 4h'er in my day so you can imagine my memories. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Fun thread.

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

PS: "Don't forget your hat" (the roaming gnome)

Rerider's Clique

korts
May. 3, 2004, 11:54 AM
Oooooh. How about braided bridles?

dunlapl
May. 3, 2004, 12:04 PM
I have an even better one - rolled bridles!!!! But I do believe that was a 70's phenomenon...

foursocks
May. 3, 2004, 12:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Go-Go:
What kind of galloping boots were the white plastic ones with the blue stripes? That was 80's. And white strings to hold numbers, though that may have been more 70's.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hampas! Hampa hampa hampa- I still have some front and back ones. Love 'em. They were so in, I chucked my leather splints in my trunk and got some of those as fast as I could save up my exploitative wages teenage job money...I threw some on the dumblood for a trail ride a few weeks ago and felt tres soignee....well, no, I felt old, but soignee sounds better.

And, I have to admit, I still have my corcheted pommel pad, in my old barn's colors....ok, now I'm depressed. I remember laughing at the ammys who wore brown field boots (we wore black dress) and who had saddle flaps and chair seat saddles (we had flat flat flat- I still have mine). Now I'm an anachronism. Poopy.

You can take a line and say it isn't straight- but that wont change its shape. Jets to Brazil

RugBug
May. 3, 2004, 12:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by foursocks:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Go-Go:
What kind of galloping boots were the white plastic ones with the blue stripes? That was 80's. And white strings to hold numbers, though that may have been more 70's.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hampas! Hampa hampa hampa- I still have some front and back ones. Love 'em. They were so in, I chucked my leather splints in my trunk and got some of those as fast as I could save up my exploitative wages teenage job money<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll have to take you to task on that one...I'm pretty sure they were Ulsters.

Go-Go, check out this picture (http://community.webshots.com/photo/80297309/84309428lrRsbM). Are they the boots you are talking about? (click "normal size" right above the picture and they will get a smidge larger).

I've got to go do a search for the Hampas. I've never even heard of them. 'Course, I never knew the name for what we called the 'ulster knock-offs.' http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif

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Go-Go
May. 3, 2004, 12:24 PM
RugBug - that was one version. I think there were a couple of companies making them - both Ulster and Hampa sound familiar. I'll check in one of my old trunks - I think I still have a pair. I do remember that the straps broke all the time on the kind I had.

Oh, and edited to say cute horse - very stylish model!

RugBug
May. 3, 2004, 12:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tyedyecommando:
Hampa boots:

http://www.cowboycenter.com/horseboots.htm+hampa+boots+horse&hl=en
Scroll down a little bit http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

See if this works.

P.S. when doing a search, Hampa is still making boots and they now look like Eskadrons knock offs and a pair on UK ebay were kinda neat too.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks tyedyecommando...I had already found that link, and thought that yep, those are what we called the knock-offs. But then again, maybe the Ulsters were the knock-offs (I was just giving foursocks a hard time http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/winkgrin.gif)...because who am I kidding that I have the brand name of anything. Even my saddle is a PDN knock-off. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Go-Go: Thanks. Show thinks his calling in life is to be a catalog model. I have to keep telling him it just doesn't pay. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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korts
May. 3, 2004, 12:38 PM
Not that I was the paragon of style in the 80's, but I think that Ulsters were Hampa knock-offs.

saltare
May. 3, 2004, 12:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by squeezix:
Tying off your braids on top is a sure sign you are a horse product of the 80's.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Help!
I'm just learning to braid myself. I was shown by someone apparently of the 80's era . . . So . . . after I make the little poof at the top of the braid, I tie it off so the knot is under the braid? Man, using those rubber bands during the 70's in high school at local shows was so much easier. Even if that Dippty Do was cold http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

mbdobbs
May. 3, 2004, 01:03 PM
Hello Everyone, I'm brand new to the chronicle forums, and I love this thread! I just started riding again less than two years ago after competing in hunters in the 80s! Now I'm 35 but still want to show hunters only even though I ride at a dressage / eventing barn. And yes, I still have some old stuff from when I used to ride, though I've updated a bit. Still, I'm impressed that people could tell the brand of breeches from looking at them. And I never knew that about the rust color. I like rust! Though yeah, I pretty much just stick with beige now (or something wild, like purple).

Looking forward to learning a lot here!

Melissa

GetMorganizedKC
May. 3, 2004, 01:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Snowbird:
Do you seriously think while you are in the ring for your one minute of fame that the judge is looking at your britches instead of watching the horse over the course?

You are all just victims of PR and advertsing that has convinced you somehow that a helmet with a skunk stripe and then you glue all kinds of things to the stripe is appropriate. And, you're willing to pay and extra $200 for same helmet. I can just imagine when the world goes back to normal how hilarious it will be to se the riders in the Medal Class with jewelry all over the helmet.

The point of braiding is to keep the mane neat obviously the closer the color of the wool to the color of the mane the better. Rather like the hairnet which is to keep your hair from flying around.

What's next hanging pearls and rhinestones off each braid? and maybe shiny jeweled hair nets? While we're at it I'm sure some smart jeweler will come up with a tail wrap embossed in 10 carat diamonds.

I happen to have a lease contract on the Brooklyn Bridge. It produces a great deal of daily income and I'd like to sell my lease. Any takers?

I cannot imagine why anyone would think gluing all that sparkle stuff to a helmet is appropriate. I also am absolutely certain that the judge will over look the errors on the course if your shirt matchs properly the jackets and you have the newest color of the most expensive britches possible.

I think it goes along with the idea that the most expensive horse has to win. Maybe we should all leave price tags on everything and then charge back advertising fees for external labels on our clothes. There could be a leg patch that tells the judge what kind of britches and how much they cost.

_Battle Scarred Veteran_<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Im with u! I dont like all the Jewled helmets. I like things that look conservative and traditional. I have beige colored breeches Im not to found of the ones that have a greenish hue and I have a plain black helmet I cant believe any one would pay as much as the do for a GPA. I must day I cant stand rust colored breeches and if the come back in style i will refuse to wear them. I like my navy pinstripe jacket which Im not even sure if its considered "in style" any more. I also hope stock pins never come back cuz Monograming is so much easier. While I do prefer some types of stuff over others I must say I dont think the jugdes really care if you dont wear TS breeches. (which I dont) nor to the care if you have a GPA.

Flashy Gray
May. 3, 2004, 01:32 PM
Grey Harry Halls (leather patches only please) with a pink shirt and navy jacket were de riguer.

B*tching and moaning ensued when jrs. had to start wearing safety harnesses. We really really thought that the clear plastic harnesses were invisible. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Scalloped braids were never acceptable for hunters as far as I knew but sticking loose hairs from regular braids down with Dippity Do was O.K.

I owned Hampa boots with American flags on them. Tres cool in the era of Touch of Class and Abdullah, no?

If you didn't have a full cheek snaffle with keepers you might as well have just packed up and headed home because you were a LOSER. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Teenaged whine: mom, you don't understand I HAVE to have fillis stirrups with white pads or else I'm going to look like a LOSER.

For chilly mornings at early spring or fall horse shows only a CB jacket would do as a cover up. Mine was red with navy accents. Your crochet pommel pad matched your CB jacket.

Crosby Prix des Nations too thin and rock hard? No problem, stick a keyhole pad under it!

Laid-back bohemian cool folk used the keyhole pad plus a square Navajo pad under their PDN.

Flashy Gray
May. 3, 2004, 01:41 PM
Oh, and rust breeches were only acceptably worn by Katie Monahan (pre-Prudent) on one of her Plain Bays.

All the rest of you looked like dorks. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

squeezix
May. 3, 2004, 02:01 PM
Wow, Flashy Grey...you are my 80's twin. I used to love to wear my CB jacket over my riding coat when warming up at a show. And I also had the flag version galloping boots. I loved my prix de nations when I'd stick a giant foam "lollipop pad" under it. And I always used one of those navajo pads under my white pad when schooling.

RugBug
May. 3, 2004, 02:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Flashy Gray:


Crosby Prix des Nations too thin and rock hard? No problem, stick a keyhole pad under it!

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

And my question about whatever happened to "bounce" pads (as we called them) is finally answered. They went the way of the PDN....

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Flashy Gray
May. 3, 2004, 02:11 PM
Neener, neener, neener: Squeezix and I were the absolute Coolest in the 80s!!!!

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foursocks
May. 3, 2004, 02:22 PM
Hey, I'm right there with you- grey b's, pink ratcatcher, navy coat. I had a black coat with *very* faint pink pinstripes that looked super amazing with my pink shirt. My friend Libby and I wailed and yelled when we had to wear the harness- we cut the sides out of our plastic ones so they were less-than-safe- I hated how the plastic stuck to my cheeks! Can I be a cool person, too? Please? To be honest, I had a fashion maven for a trainer, so I really had no choice!

Lollipop pads, crocheted pommel pad, Navajo blanket under the shaped sheepskin pad, weighted Fillis with the white and sandpaper pads, flat saddles, TBs and the same snotty attitudes that are around today! Plus ca change, eh?

I just checked- I have Hampa fronts and Ulster backs. Pppthhhtt to you RugBug! How's that for snotty attitude! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

You can take a line and say it isn't straight- but that wont change its shape. Jets to Brazil

Flashy Gray
May. 3, 2004, 02:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> and the same snotty attitudes that are around today! Plus ca change, eh? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

foursocks, you have permission to be considered part of the 80s Cool Group due to your French quote. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

RugBug
May. 3, 2004, 02:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by foursocks:

I just checked- I have Hampa fronts and Ulster backs. Pppthhhtt to you RugBug! How's that for snotty attitude! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif Hahahaaaaa...you're '80's stylin' whether you're coming or going. Good on ya!

As for the snotty...good job!

Funny thing: I waited 20 years to get my Ulsters. Searched and found pair after pair (had to be white with blue stripes, full front, size large). Bought three pair (for $80 for all three)...and now never use them. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif Horsie doesn't need rear boots and horsie thinks front boots bother his tendon a little. Pooh on horsie. Doesn't he know what it was like to be 13 and watch all the other girls with their cool stuff and just wish you could have it as well? Sort of how I ended up with custom Dehner's as well. Thankfully I don't have a daughter to re-live my childhood through. She'd be soooo spoiled, making up for everything I didn't have. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

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"I didn't jump. I took a tiny step and there conclusions were." --Buffy

Snowbird
May. 3, 2004, 02:36 PM
The darker breeches were worn if you had a fat leg to make it less visible. Since Beige, White and Canary are such a contrast with the saddle it showed all the flaws. By having the darker color it faded into the color of the leather and the fat thigh was less conspicuous.

The same reason you wear dark gloves. If you have bare hands they stick out from the horse by contrast and the leather and show the judge your mistakes. But. if you have them hidden inside gloves the mistakes aren't so visible. Brown Field boots were the casual look and black dress boots for formal classes. Later the compromise not to have to own two pair of boots was the black field boot.

Monogramed chokers were the product of a post velcro world. Before that the choker pin was the only way to keep the choker and the shirt together. Fancy chokers became popular because everyone always lost the choker that came with the shirt and since the fabric was white on white or striped like the men's shirts you really couldn't fake it.

We had the big poof hip breeches before there were stretch fabrics. And then after that the breeches were supposed to be so form fitting that you read the date on a dime in your pocket.

Battle Scarred Veteran

Vandy
May. 3, 2004, 03:15 PM
Love this thread! My trainer insisted I wear a black jacket for big shows/finals, apparently because my navy blue and hunter herringbone weren't quite stylish enough for that! (All Pytchley of course, with the horsehead buttons). I had the ulsters with the blue stripe too, but always coveted the american flag ones. Did the CB jacket thing, and the pommel pad - one of the moms at my barn custom crocheted them in our barn colors. And my mom would yell at me for snapping my clear harness out of my hat on off-days at shows, thought I was such a cool junior!

Agent86
May. 3, 2004, 03:18 PM
Hail Tailored Sportsmans, thy style is with thee,
Blessed are you among breeches!

Let us give thanks and pray:
We give thanks to you, almighty Tailoreds!
Blessed be thy breech!

We give thanks to you, almighty Tailoreds for offering us 4-way stretch fabrics!
Blessed be thy breech!

I give thanks to you, almighty Tailoreds, for offering us colors other than puke green!
Blessed be thy breech!

Thank you for all that you have given us, Tailored Sportsman! Let us go forth in style!
-Amen

Gunnar
May. 3, 2004, 03:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mbdobbs:
Hello Everyone, I'm brand new to the chronicle forums, and I love this thread! I just started riding again less than two years ago after competing in hunters in the 80s! Now I'm 35 but still want to show hunters only even though I ride at a dressage / eventing barn. And yes, I still have some old stuff from when I used to ride, though I've updated a bit. Still, I'm impressed that people could tell the brand of breeches from looking at them. And I never knew that about the rust color. I like rust! Though yeah, I pretty much just stick with beige now (or something wild, like purple).

Looking forward to learning a lot here!

Melissa<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey mbdobbs welcome. you are what our group calls a rerider. we have a clique on the off course. most of us rode earlier in our lives and are riding again, we are the Rerider Clique. Join us.

Have fun on the COTH.

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

PS: "Don't forget your hat" (the roaming gnome)

Rerider's Clique

Gunnar
May. 3, 2004, 03:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dunlapl:
I have an even better one - rolled bridles!!!! But I do believe that was a 70's phenomenon...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

dunlapl I resemble that remark. The 70's rock. Did you keep any of yours? They may come back in style just like all other fashions come and go. LOL

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

PS: "Don't forget your hat" (the roaming gnome)

Rerider's Clique

EquineLegalSolutions
May. 3, 2004, 04:08 PM
This is a wonderful thread!
I found a photo from my junior days (late 70s) with me in a wine-colored hunt coat and canary breeches (not tan - that yellowish color. My thighs REALLY do not want that color to come back - looked okay on my pipe-cleaner legs back then, but not the legs I have now!), and the horse, a dark bay, had wine-colored yarn in the braids. The horse was also wearing a bridle with plaited reins (that my mother still has - I found it while pillaging her supply of horse items last visit home).
There was another photo of me in a royal blue hunt coat, light grey breeches and royal blue yarn in my grey horse's mane. I'll see if I can scan and post them - you'd all get a laugh. The wine-colored combo isn't too bad, but the royal blue - wow, that was bright. My stirrups are too long in every photo, too - must have been the style.
My mom had a brown plaid jacket with brown velvet collar (like the Baker blanket plaid - those blankets were the "in" thing back then, and I giggle to see how popular they are again now). I remember that my mother's best friend had a dark green hunt coat and green velvet helmet to match. I used to think it looked really pretty on her chestnut horse with the wide blaze. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif (Yeah, I know - holy 70s, batman)
I still have one of the 70s rolled bridles and use it pretty much every day as a schooling bridle. You wouldn't believe the compliments I get on it - everyone thinks it's the latest - ha ha! It does look lovely on a fine head - accentuates the delicate features.
Some other things never go out of style - I'm still wearing the Stubben spurs that I "borrowed" from my mom about 10 years ago (hope she's on the Dressage board and not reading this, or she'll want them back!).

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foursocks
May. 3, 2004, 05:13 PM
All of this talk about the rolled bridles made me remember something about a, well, actually a flat bridle. Anyway, those of us who were fashionista juniors in the 80s at the As probably recall the raised fancy stitched thing- on *everything* from browband to martingale. I don't know if it is still popular, since I'm nowhere near show-able at the moment, but if you didn't have raised fancy stitch, you were *not* in. I was at some show in Illinois and there was a sort of cheapy used tack sale, where I bought an extra bridle for schooling- a skinny, totally flat bridle. I thought it was ugly, but it was 8 bucks, and my schooling bridle had been chewed on by my four year old, which made my mom swear she wasn't going to get me another nice bridle while he was still teething. I showed it to my trainer (not the fashion maven, her husband- I was lucky and had two trainers!), who just about peed his pants he was so excited to see a plain bridle. When I sold my last horse and went off to school he gave a big chunk of change for the bridle, even though I told him I only paid 8 dollars for it. I always figured he was sick of the fussy stuff happening on our tack at the time- and I wish now I hadn't sold it to him, since it really was a nice bridle!

You can take a line and say it isn't straight- but that wont change its shape. Jets to Brazil

Flashy Gray
May. 3, 2004, 05:19 PM
Raised fancy stitch all the way, dude! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

We always had Crosby raised fancy stitch everything, back when Crosby made a decent bridle out of decent English leather. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif With brass plates on both bridle and martingale, despite GM's pleadings to the contrary. With cursive script writing on it, lol!

Pytchleys with the horse head buttons were cool too, I had a couple of navy jackets but made an outre fashion statement with a grey charcoal pinstriped Pytchley.

Paddock boots: strictly brown, cap toe, and lace-up. No zip-up black ones, those were for Tennessee Walking horse people. http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif

katherine w
May. 4, 2004, 08:15 AM
Love this topic!

I think Hampas were the original and Ulster the knock-off. I only say that because Ulster didn't make boots big enoug for my horse and the Hampas were expensive!!! I also had Ulsters for the smaller horse.

Any of you ever get caught in the "uniform" of rust breeches, peach shirt and green jacket?

Anyone remember the georgeous jacket that each of the Profetta girls had? It was a slate grey/blue and everyone wanted it.

I even remember when you had to order your shirts and jackets custom. Grand Prix Jackets and British House shirts. Does British House even exist anymore? I can only find Essex.

I hate the velcro collars, snaps were so much better!

creseida
May. 4, 2004, 08:20 AM
Let's see...pocket pads became the rage in the 80's. I still have mine, along with my bump/bounce pad.

I no longer have the PdN-style saddle, but only because my 17.5" @$$ looked really funny hanging out of a 16.5" flat saddle. I'm looking for a replacement, though!

I had navajo pads, too.

I had the pearl grey breeches with leather patches...but mine were TS's! (The only pair of TS's I've ever owned) My Harry Halls are slate blue http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Anyone remember the featherweight hollow mouth eggbutts for schooling? They were thin enough that the horses could dent them with their teeth! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Oh, and sleeveless ratcatchers for showing!

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Mosby
May. 4, 2004, 08:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by katherine w:
Does British House even exist anymore?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ooo... good question. I loved their shirts - anyone?

Gunnar
May. 4, 2004, 03:03 PM
Hey I recall those sleeveless ratcatchers!!!

I want them back. Who came up with long sleeves under a wool jacket?

I also had Blue Ribbon Saddle ( more postage stamp like than saddle like actually)

Here is a good one. We used to put black polish on our horses hooves. It did not come off. Ever.

Memories, thanks for the memories.

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

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dunlapl
May. 4, 2004, 03:13 PM
Ok - my seventies outfits. Royal blue coat, red sleeveless shirt, white breeches with a matching royal blue velvet hunt cap. Another - maroon coat, paisley lining in gold and maroon, gold sleeveless shirt and matching maroon velvet hunt cap (that my Mom recovered herself). All with brown Dehner fieldboots. With rolled bridles and martingales. Ugh! I still have the maroon hat!!

dunlapl
May. 4, 2004, 03:15 PM
And the coats had velvet collars!

Jaysee
May. 4, 2004, 03:19 PM
Did anyone mention CB jackets yet??? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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Gunnar
May. 4, 2004, 03:45 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dunlapl:
Ok - my seventies outfits. Royal blue coat, red sleeveless shirt, white breeches with a matching royal blue velvet hunt cap. Another - maroon coat, paisley lining in gold and maroon, gold sleeveless shirt and matching maroon velvet hunt cap (that my Mom recovered herself). All with brown Dehner fieldboots. With rolled bridles and martingales. Ugh! I still have the maroon hat!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Hey Dunlap did you have that hat on for the famouse dash!!!I want to see those pictures. Royal Blue, what were they thinking?

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

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dunlapl
May. 4, 2004, 03:49 PM
For the famous dash we had no hats! I can't believe they let us into the ring. We wrapped our faces with polo wraps.....

Anyplace Farm
May. 4, 2004, 04:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jaysee:
Did anyone mention CB jackets yet??? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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Oh my. CB jackets. Yes, I remember those. I coveted all that I saw. Never got one. Came close, though. I found one on the wash rack at Culpeper. We're talking Charlie Ziff days. It had some checks in the pocket for wins from some classes. The honest person in me tracked down the winner of the classes (by asking the secretary) and getting their contact information, and returned the jacket and checks.

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Gunnar
May. 4, 2004, 04:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dunlapl:
For the famous dash we had no hats! I can't believe they let us into the ring. We wrapped our faces with polo wraps.....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Don't forget your hat... I cannot believe it. Never in a million years. Those were the days my friends, we thoght they'd never end

One more funny fashion from the 70's were baggy britches. I was built like pole and were they baggy on me. I notice by my last junior year and early amateur years they were much tighter. Was this the style or my weight gain? That is the question.

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

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EquineLegalSolutions
May. 4, 2004, 05:10 PM
Okay, I give up - I don't remember CB jackets. What are/were they? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Tap2Tango
May. 4, 2004, 07:01 PM
What was the famous dash?? I am too young to remember most of this stuff but boy am I having a great time reading this!! I thought 80's teenagers in general were an eyesore to look out but after hearing about some of these outfits, I think you guys get top honors!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Dare to Dream
May. 4, 2004, 07:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by squeezix:
Also, braiding the tail down and then tying off with a loop instead of one of those snail things is also a sign apparently. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

But what if you don't like those silly snail things crawling up the butt of your pony? http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif Who started that trend anyway?

Had the rust Harry Halls, the green herringbone Pytchley, but with a sage shirt underneath. Had multiple Crosbys, including a cutback and YES, a lollipop to go with them. Pissed and moaned when they enforced the harness rule and was way too excited when a few months later the clear came out. No one cared that plastic and sweat was not a good combo for teenage skin. AND that same helmet is still around after 16+ years - MINUS the harness, but the remains of the snaps jingling and I have NO IDEA what color you would call it!

[This message was edited by Dare to Dream on May. 04, 2004 at 10:59 PM.]

[This message was edited by Dare to Dream on May. 04, 2004 at 11:04 PM.]

Skybox
May. 4, 2004, 08:31 PM
Wheeee, this is a fun thread. I've been spending too much time lurking in the ugly ones.

I can play! I have a lovely picture of my OTTB in the hunters in perfect red braids to match the little red pinstripes in my shirt and the red monogram on the collar. Apparently, I wasn't even as hip as I thought I was at the time because when I placed second in my hunter stake class that day, my trainer told me I should have braided in blue.

I have to say, though, I am still wearing my custom dress Dehners from the 80s era. They were lightly used in the 90s and are so comfortable that I will never give them up! Very recently, a small child asked me why I wore dress boots - apparently because everyone else she had ever seen had field boots.

Heads up, Hearts up

Irish Ei's
May. 4, 2004, 08:50 PM
Hmmm... does CB=Charles Barbour?? Did anyone else wear Dress Boots or Reed Hill?? Simple gold Signet rings and pin their Collars. Triple Crown!!! The absurdity of snap out harnesses.Balding girths and Ainsleys. Foxwood!!! Hartleys and all the Phases.

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Vandy
May. 4, 2004, 09:22 PM
Here are some nice examples of CB jackets:
CB #1 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=63862&item=3910290426&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW)
CB #2 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=57988&item=3910843316&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW)
They cost a lot more than $1.00 back in the day! I wish the purple one was a few sizes smaller, I'd be all over that!

Dare to Dream
May. 4, 2004, 09:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Triple Crown!!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

OMG - How could I forget Triple Crown, IMHO - the BEST blanket ever. I just bought one off ebay for my filly to grown into. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Sean D. Rogers
May. 4, 2004, 10:33 PM
Ok, if you're from New England you'll remember this 80s moment....

Friday night Cerulean Farm equitation horse shows in the dead of winter (the classes were so big they had to be split)!! My plan was always simple, practical and straightforward... fall off as SOON as possible (why put off the inevitable?) and tell the EMT you're absolutely certain you heard something crack. Voila!... you'd be safely home in no time! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Yeah, the good ol' days...

eclipse
May. 5, 2004, 06:27 AM
Originally posted by Gunnar:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Hey I recall those sleeveless ratcatchers!!!

I want them back. Who came up with long sleeves under a wool jacket? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Come on up to Alberta & you'll still see them.....yep, on me too!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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Darkstar
May. 5, 2004, 06:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Go-Go:
What kind of galloping boots were the white plastic ones with the blue stripes? That was 80's. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

OHhhh... I still have mine. They were passed down to me, and I still use them to this day. I still cannot believe they have lasted this long, as they have been used for eventing (Intermediate) and I put them on my H/J horses. I wish I could find another pair - mine are looking a little trompled......

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dunlapl
May. 5, 2004, 09:16 AM
Tap2Tango - the mad dash was four girls streaking on their horses during a class at the Junior Cow Palace in San Francisco in 1974.

Gunnar
May. 5, 2004, 09:38 AM
"the mad dash was four girls streaking on their horses during a class at the Junior Cow Palace in San Francisco in 1974."

Hey Dunlap you will be famous now. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif The cat is out of the bag . The mad dash is out!!! What will COTHERs say. Most likely "Yahoo, when can we do it again" but it is possible an Inverness thread may arise at the thought of it all.LOL

YOLO http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/yes.gif

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

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Timex
May. 5, 2004, 11:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Slider:
...and would love a itsy skinny bridle on one with a classic head... i can't throw anything out...will rolled bridles ever come back? or haltertop ratcatchers?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ok, the haltertop ratcatchers can stay gone, as far as i'm concerned, but i only just put away my 30+ yr old rolled bridle. only quit using it because it was starting to crack so badly. 15 yrs in someone's basement will do that. a skinny bridle? so there! love my braided reins, and my grey britches, although these days i go more for the lighter shades. i tossed my rubber reins some years ago, they got to grubby for words, and only within the past 5 years did i sell my hunter green coat and rust britches to a student of a friend's. it's amazing what you can unearth when digging through the closets at my parent's house. not to mention the tack trunks lurking around. i found an old hunt bridle not too long ago, one of those old ones that are like 1 1/2 wide? broke that puppy out and one the baby's head it went! LOL

Koko
May. 6, 2004, 02:25 PM
This thread is cracking me up. I rode (local h/j) in the eighties, stopped riding for almost 20 years, then started riding again last year (eventing now). I feel like I'm in a time warp. Fortunately, I gave away all my 80's gear (of course, I could not fit in to it now -if I wanted to). But, I, too, wore/used:
--Flaaaat, PDN saddle (no knee roll pluuueezzz)
--Lolipop seat riser
--Navy, pinstripe Pichley jacket
--Rust Harry Hall breeches
--Plaid ratcather, w/stock pin
--Brown field boots
--Brown helmet (also very upset w/chin straps became mandatory)
--CB Jacket
--lace reins
--leather galloping boots (actually, those were nice)
--Short, short bat
--Standing Martingale that was not needed (it was like horse jewelry)
--Triple crown blanket
--Head to tail Triple Crown cooler
--Miller catalog, dog earred w/all the things I wanted for Christmas.

janedoe726
May. 6, 2004, 05:59 PM
I just couldn't pass this one up!

80's flashback: Black custom chaps with TEAL and PURPLE piping, monogrammed initials on the back, matching black, teal and purple pommel pad (also with my initials) and teal polo wraps. All on a chesnut!!! Why didn't someone stop me??? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Gunnar
May. 6, 2004, 06:29 PM
Hey all you stuck in the 80's riders. You must be reriders. Join our clique but beware of 60's, 70' 80' 90 and the 20's (ha ha)We come in all shpaes and sizes, ages, disciplines etc. We share a loff for horses and most of us are riding again after riding in a previous decade. Some are just learning because their children ride. Some just bought their first horse. It is an eclectic group.

Join our Rerider Clique and keep us apprised of your riding, be that an A show or out on Hunter Pace or over the log on the trail you were on. We all have tales to tell and some of us still use the stuff from our decade of riding.

Keep on reriding

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

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creseida
May. 7, 2004, 07:26 AM
Ok, how 'bout "barn' attire... as in what you wore when you were schooling your horse?

Docksider shoes http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif , or LL Bean Duck shoes instead of any type of paddock boot. Polo wraps over jeans, under your SUEDE OUT chaps...

And, oh yes, the show jackets with velvet collars, and the plain gold stock pin on the velcro-on collar for that sleeveless ratchatcher...

And everyone seemed to school their horses in dropped nosebands and eggbutt snaffles!!! (And you showed in the full cheeks WITH keepers)

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Vandy
May. 7, 2004, 07:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by janedoe726:
I just couldn't pass this one up!

80's flashback: Black custom chaps with TEAL and PURPLE piping, monogrammed initials on the back, matching black, teal and purple pommel pad (also with my initials) and teal polo wraps. All on a chesnut!!! Why didn't someone stop me??? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Welcome Janedoe =) And this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=63862&item=3910290426&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW) would have matched perfectly, right?

Go-Go
May. 7, 2004, 07:32 AM
Hey - that's a new CB, not the old classic. Anyone have pictures of the real deal?

Vandy
May. 7, 2004, 11:58 AM
That's a new one? I had one that looked just like that in the 80's except it was bright red with blue, and no hood. There are a bunch of other ones on ebay if you seach for "CB jacket".

janedoe726
May. 7, 2004, 02:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Vandy:

Welcome Janedoe =) And http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=63862&item=3910290426&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW would have matched perfectly, right?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks Vandy, but I had the teal LL Bean to match. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Go-Go
May. 7, 2004, 02:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Vandy:
That's a new one? I had one that looked just like that in the 80's except it was bright red with blue, and no hood. There are a bunch of other ones on ebay if you seach for "CB jacket".<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, newer, anyway - the ones I remember had navy collars and a navy stripe and no hood, and were more fitted - with snaps down the front. They came in colors like red, tan and green - kind of boring. Mine was a racy rasberry color - I was so proud of it! Yours was newer, and undoubtably cooler. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif I didn't find any examples of one on Ebay, but I have an old picture of me at the barn with one on. Too bad I can't scan stuff... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

horsendog
May. 7, 2004, 06:10 PM
I just found this board and really enjoyed this post! I remember taking lessons in docksiders and a brown helmet with the little elastic band that really meant nothing to saving your head.

fourmares
May. 8, 2004, 12:10 AM
I have pictures from the Jr. Grand Nationals where the horse is in purple braids! I have another of the same horse in rose colored braids! Poor gelding.

Re: tieing the braids on top. Do you mean tying the knot on top of the braid? or tying the knot in the middle of the braid and cutting the strings so they stick out on top?

I admit it, I still school with a Navaho pad under my fuzzy pad...keeps it clean... OOH, how about the square quilted pads with the colored piping on the edges in the jumpers, with matching Hampas, or polos?... Around here there was about a year when suspenders were all the rage...yikes!

Madeline
May. 8, 2004, 06:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Irish Ei's:
Hmmm... does CB=Charles Barbour?? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

CB is CB Vaughn. A downhill speed skier who went into the skiwear business. Made a line of bright, distinctive looking and bulletproof skiwear in Bennington, Vt. starting in the late '60's. They were very popular , usually sold out, and therefore, were hardly ever on sale! (That must have been what made them attractive to the horse crowd.)

Still in production, now made offshore, readily available and not as cool anymore.

madeline

squeezix
May. 8, 2004, 07:09 AM
My CB jacket was navy blue and really fat. It had a collar that I wore up (yikes).

Re: tying off braids on top...we would do them as they are today, with the bump, but finish them off tied on the top, so you could see the strings sticking out.

Don't forgot riding in you tretorn sneakers. And, rugby shirts. And, we thought it was cool to ride around with "puppy paws" when schooling (hands drooping at the wrist). What was that?

Tory Relic
May. 8, 2004, 08:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Box-of-Rox:
grey breeches? ooh or harry halls!

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Imagine, the first time I picked up a Dover catalog after years away from hunters and saw there were no harry halls. Asked the tack store down the street -- and found they were out of fashion, maybe out of business, don't remember now. Wow.

o2binca
May. 8, 2004, 06:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dunlapl:
Ok - my seventies outfits. Royal blue coat, red sleeveless shirt, white breeches with a matching royal blue velvet hunt cap. Another - maroon coat, paisley lining in gold and maroon, gold sleeveless shirt and matching maroon velvet hunt cap (that my Mom recovered herself). All with brown Dehner fieldboots. With rolled bridles and martingales. Ugh! I still have the maroon hat!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dunlapl - LOL, don't forget the hoop earrings. I remember you guys were the coolest kids in NorCal, and also quite successful. And isn't there a picture of the Mad Dash in the Jr. Cow Palace issue of Horses Magazine?

Gunnar - Were you part of the same group? I was a couple years younger, and probably too awestruct to have actually talked to Dunlapl, but I rode a horse called "Ruby Tuesday".

[This message was edited by o2binca on May. 08, 2004 at 10:00 PM.]

kansasgal
May. 8, 2004, 10:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by squeezix:
My CB jacket was navy blue and really fat. It had a collar that I wore up (yikes).

Re: tying off braids on top...we would do them as they are today, with the bump, but finish them off tied on the top, so you could see the strings sticking out.

Don't forgot riding in you tretorn sneakers.

Yes, I thought tretorns and chaps were so cool, I was going to post this earlier, but I thought it maybe was just a Minnesota fad. circa 1982!




And, rugby shirts. And, we thought it was cool to ride around with "puppy paws" when schooling (hands drooping at the wrist). What was that?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

kriskohnke

Gunnar
May. 10, 2004, 12:14 PM
Hey 02binca. I remember a Ruby Tuesday that the Haake family rode. Is that you? I am only slightly younger than Dunlap and was at the Cow Palace that year in the junior jumpers OMG. I missed the mad dash but dunlap has promised to show me the picture. Dunlap, did you see that. She was dumbstruck by you. I had no idea!!! You are truley an ICON.

One more thing from the old days. I rode in chaps and tennis shoes, not the riding kind. Guess we did not need a heel then???

Puppy paw hands are still called limp wrists in my lessons!!! References are made.!!!!

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

PS: "Don't forget your hat" (the roaming gnome)

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dunlapl
May. 10, 2004, 12:22 PM
02binca - I remember you and your horse very well. I remember you doing very well at the shows. Did you also have a horse called Machu Pichu (sp?) And I remember the hoop earings!! I have some photos of the whole outfit and you can see the earings swinging while my horse I are in the air!!!

Gunnar
May. 10, 2004, 02:13 PM
Machu Pichu rocked my world back then!!! Such a small world.

Oh those hoop earrings. are they not in style again? i think so but maybe not for riding.

memory lane!!!

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

PS: "Don't forget your hat" (the roaming gnome)

Rerider's Clique

o2binca
May. 10, 2004, 02:36 PM
Ahh, I've been outed on the BB. That was my Ruby Tuesday, but my sister rode Macchu Picchu.

And yes Dunlap was quite the icon at the NorCal shows.

Dunlap, I've been trying unsucessfully to remember the name of the nice chestnut(?) horse you rode and who you rode with? I want to say either Sandy and Vickie or the Langers, but I might be completely off. I do remember your barn winning lots.

And Gunner, who are you and who did you ride? PT me if you don't want to announce to the whole BB.

Gunnar
May. 10, 2004, 03:27 PM
02binca, no hiding for me. i sign my name and all. people who know me figure out who i am quickly. i am fairly new to the coth but am a vigorous lurker and poster.

I rode with Larry larson and then Diana Field/Bob Walker in the day (70's) but did not have a fancy horse you would remember. i was more of the home grown variety. My horses names were Rhett Butler and Captain Fantastic (I bought him from the Maddox family in Modesto, if you remember them). Rhett Butler was around with the children for awhile after my junior years.

I distinctly remember your horse. my mother always loved it. are you riding now? i remeber that Machu was your sisters horse. does she still ride. pt if you feel the need.

It's small world after all, it's a small world after all....

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

PS: "Don't forget your hat" (the roaming gnome)

Rerider's Clique

korts
May. 10, 2004, 04:01 PM
In honor of this thread, I broke out my Navaho pad and rode in it all weekend! It is just the right length for my Beval halfpad. Woo hoo! I want another one. Any know who might still carry such an anachronism?

[This message was edited by korts on May. 10, 2004 at 07:17 PM.]

MAD
May. 10, 2004, 04:01 PM
CB Jackets:
You had to have a "shell" for early morning rides. Mine was Green with Blue. Then for Christmas one year, I got a winter one which was Charcoal Grey Corduroy with Blue.
And someone mentioned big collars? They were HUGE!

Go-Go
May. 10, 2004, 04:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by korts:
In honor of this thread, I broke out my Navaho pad and rode in it all weekend! It is just the right length for Beval pad. Woo hoo! I want another one. Any know who might still carry such an anachronism?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Western tack shops still do - actually, some of them are pretty cool - you can get a kind of Beval/Navajo combo pad - a big rectangle felt pad with sheepskin bottom and Indian top. I took some from our ranch and tried to start a trend - I was a failure, though. After the abundance of coolness that I possesed in the 80's with my CB jackets and Hampa boots I kind of dorked out and now no one wants to follow my trends... http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/cry.gif

korts
May. 10, 2004, 04:22 PM
Thanks. I'll check it out. The thin Navaho blankets wear like iron. I think that they might be good substitutes for baby pads. None of the square pads that I have do a good job of keeping my Beval pad clean -- they just aren't long enought.

Go-Go
May. 10, 2004, 04:29 PM
Korts - have you tried the baby pads with the red tag in the middle? L something, I think - the name escapes me right now. They come three to a pack - they are plenty long for my gear - might work for you in case the Navajo thing doesn't work for you.

Gunnar
May. 11, 2004, 09:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by o2binca:
Ahh, I've been outed on the BB. That was my Ruby Tuesday, but my sister rode Macchu Picchu.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Sorry for the outing.

Happy Tuesday to all.

"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."

Steph

PS: "Don't forget your hat" (the roaming gnome)

Rerider's Clique

just_me
May. 14, 2004, 05:19 PM
This is a great thread, though I remember some of this stuff from the 70s.

Rolled bridles - bought one for my then boyfriend (and riding instructor) in the early 70s.

Plaited reins/flat bridles - I needed to put another bridle together to try a hackamore. So,I pulled out my 30+ year old flat Passier bridle and crosby plaited reins today. Can't wait to bring it to the barn tomorrow.

Sleeveless ratcatchers- I still have the brown and white striped one that I wore in the mid 70s.

I wore construction boots instead of paddock boots.

Did anyone else wear a man's tie instead of a choker? I remember wearing a light blue man's shirt with a blue striped tie and horseshoe cufflinks in the french cuffs. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

LaQueSabe
May. 14, 2004, 06:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by korts:
In honor of this thread, I broke out my Navaho pad and rode in it all weekend! It is just the right length for my Beval halfpad. Woo hoo! I want another one. Any know who might still carry such an anachronism?

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I have three of them! I still use them once in a while. This is a fun topic, I didn't realize how 80's I am until now! Is that good or bad? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I still have a pair of Hampas, and one of those harness-less helmets. Luckily I don't show and I am at my own barn, I can be 80's in private! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I am so stylin'!

cherham
May. 14, 2004, 06:26 PM
Good grief! I must be really out of it then in hunterland. I still wear Harry Hall breeches (in fact bought a few pairs 2 years ago in England) and still wear a navy blue jacket (with red lining) and velvet collar intact. I did not know I was so "out of style". I guess I am http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

And yep...I have rust breeches too..but wear those yucky olive green ones in the ring.

squeezix
May. 15, 2004, 04:36 AM
Cherham...Just wear it with pride! Soon it will be back and everyone will assume you started the trend. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
May. 15, 2004, 04:49 AM
I'm probably back in the 70's with this one..but I still have a pair of Eldonian cradle stirrup irons with leather pads sewn on. No cool jr. at Ronnie Mutch's was without them! [and Joey Darby's pony tail http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif]

Racetb*Aefvue Farm*Biziz Ltd.
May. 15, 2004, 05:09 AM
....and ugly plain foam saddle pads with a crocheted pommel pad..cause that's what Rodney used. lol!

pinkhorse
May. 15, 2004, 06:05 AM
I came up with one on another thread - saddles that didn´t fit and/or putting them way up on the horse´s whithers.

I think it´s still a little too soon to make fun of putting 3-4 pads under each saddle. I think a little too 90´s or 0´s.

wishful thinking
May. 15, 2004, 11:49 AM
I still am guilty of sticking the saddle way up on the whithers...can't help myself.

Is it me or has the whole equitation division for jrs. changed since the 80's. Where did Maiden,Novice, Limit and Open go? You would climb through the eq. divisions back in the 80's. Now it seems kids go from short stirrup to children's hunter then to the Big Eq. classes. Or, is this a regional thing and not an 80's thing...I'd be curious to know.

CBoylen
May. 15, 2004, 02:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Crocheted pommel pads - in your barn colors, of course, and worn regardless if they'd benefit your horse's back or not. Those were hideous, but tres trendy.
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All of mine go with these still http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. Everything out of Rodney Bross's barn still does, so when I left last year I purchased my own because I just couldn't give them up. Mine (blue/grey) go much better with my clothes than his (green, maroon, grey) did though, and the horses as well since they get braided in slate blue.

ExRacer
May. 15, 2004, 03:53 PM
oh my, this thread is hilarious!

I must say that I <span class="ev_code_RED">love</span> my Ulsters (white with blue stripes, haha). but seriously, they're nice boots, and they've lasted me a long time - and I bought them USED for $20! I loff them!

my first two pairs of breeches: gray and rust! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif and I bought a second pair of rust breeches at a small tack sale at Lynn Palm's barn. I refuse to get a pair of TS's, though... just not in my budget, and I'd be afraid to ride in them.

I must admit that last year (or the year before, I can't remember) was my first show year without a stock pin or one of those hair bow net thingies. I must have looked like a major nerd.

I like classic looks, and try not to give into the new fads too much (though I did just order an ATH - but only because I tried it on and it was the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn). I think black velvet helmets, beige(ish) breeches, white ratcatcher, black gloves, and black hunt coat looks great in the show ring... with simple tack and a fitted fleece saddle pad.

edited to add: I just won a pair of Ulsters off of eBay. woo! http://chronicleforums.com/images/custom_smilies/lol.gif