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islandrider
Oct. 13, 2006, 11:22 PM
Excuse me, but is this a normal thing? I mean, the built in breeches pommel shade cover. I might have chosen another pic, but hey, reminds me of an infamous Sears Men's underwear ad when I was a little kid...all my mom's friends giggling....

tarragon
Oct. 14, 2006, 12:40 AM
Okay, someone needs to scan and post this so the rest of us can be in on the joke :winkgrin:

Sannois
Oct. 14, 2006, 12:48 AM
Excuse me, but is this a normal thing? I mean, the built in breeches pommel shade cover. I might have chosen another pic, but hey, reminds me of an infamous Sears Men's underwear ad when I was a little kid...all my mom's friends giggling....
Help us out here??? What mag??

kansasgal
Oct. 14, 2006, 12:52 AM
Yes I remember that Sear's ad. I think someone actually wrote a Country Western song about it. Yes, someone post a picture if you can.

Thanks and best wishes

islandrider
Oct. 14, 2006, 01:31 AM
http://www.ridemagazine.com/

Try and get a larger pic of the dressage horse and strange breech appendage hovering horizontally over the pommel...on the big cover it is quite a showing, but then, I don't know, maybe this horse is doing a pirouette and "Turning On" (a dime?)

LynxMynx
Oct. 14, 2006, 01:31 AM
I believe we're referring to this?

http://www.ridemagazine.com/themes/rm/images/cover.jpg

ThreeFigs
Oct. 14, 2006, 01:40 AM
Eeewwwwww! At first I thought you were referring to the eventer's photo. That was bad enough. What were the editors thinking!?!

Sabine
Oct. 14, 2006, 02:40 AM
we call that pitching a tent...LOL!

RNB
Oct. 14, 2006, 02:53 AM
Well......at least it looks like he is enjoying his ride!!! :D

ThreeFigs
Oct. 14, 2006, 03:03 AM
Ok, now I wanna see the Sear's menswear ad...

gubbyz
Oct. 14, 2006, 03:06 AM
Did the poor guy not proof the photo? Or maybe he did!

laskiblue
Oct. 14, 2006, 03:12 AM
Have. Mercy. :eek:
"Mr. Johnson's bird's eye view . . ." :lol:

Laskiblue

LetsRide
Oct. 14, 2006, 03:29 AM
Not so subtle advertisement?

:lol:

Sabine
Oct. 14, 2006, 04:22 AM
nooo- it's just a tiny detail overlooked and picked up by some keen DQs who haven't been riding enough and tired enough and given enough attention lately....LOL!!!

indyblue
Oct. 14, 2006, 04:35 AM
Sabine.Theres nothing tiny about that detail !!!!.Where were the editors?

egontoast
Oct. 14, 2006, 07:14 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Kathy Johnson
Oct. 14, 2006, 11:48 AM
He is having a truly great ride :)

cosmos mom
Oct. 14, 2006, 11:52 AM
Dressage is so... exciting :lol:

Reiter
Oct. 14, 2006, 12:09 PM
OMG! I just read the mag yesterday and didn't even see it!
Of course I had to go and look at it right now and was just ROFLMAO!
My husband came running and asked me what's going on, so I showed him.
He seems to think it's a sock! ;)

islandrider
Oct. 14, 2006, 01:55 PM
If the USDF allows pocket rockets as part of the rider's apparal it is doubly confusing why they don't allow bitless bridles...could Mr. Upper Level Rider be doing the freestyle, or perhaps the second brain thought it was time to salute?

Wild Oaks Farm
Oct. 14, 2006, 02:02 PM
OH MY!!!!!:eek: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Kathy Johnson
Oct. 14, 2006, 04:37 PM
My husband came running and asked me what's going on, so I showed him.
He seems to think it's a sock!

All husbands will probably be saying that. The sock excuse is an urban legend.

egontoast
Oct. 14, 2006, 04:50 PM
reminds me of this guy Joe who was having no luck finding admirers. He sought some advice from a friend and went off to the beach for the day armed with this advice. Unfortunately, even after following his friend's advice all day, he had no success; in fact it was worse than usual. People actually avoided him.

His friend, observing his predicament said, Joe, here is your problem.
You are supposed to wear the potato down the FRONT of your pants.

Rev-Rider
Oct. 14, 2006, 05:09 PM
LMAO Islandrider.... salute!

Sannois
Oct. 14, 2006, 08:57 PM
That is just wrong! Isn't that Stephan Peters?? :eek: ??? The face looks a bit familiar! :lol: :lol: :lol:

islandrider
Oct. 14, 2006, 09:02 PM
Yes, it is Steffan and his last name, too!

kkj
Oct. 14, 2006, 09:48 PM
That is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time and a hilarious thread.
Thanks and Thanks again. I hope he is not too mortified by that photo, but you just gotta laugh.

Dirigo
Oct. 14, 2006, 10:25 PM
OH MY!!!
He's having a REALLy good time!
very funny post!!
Dirigo

egontoast
Oct. 14, 2006, 10:47 PM
Someone help me with this. Is it Steffan Peters or Steffans Peter, I can never remember.

islandrider
Oct. 14, 2006, 10:53 PM
it'll be extra hard to remember after seeing this photo..

egontoast
Oct. 14, 2006, 11:30 PM
"extra hard"?

Oakstable
Oct. 14, 2006, 11:37 PM
If this was done by Photoshop as a joke, and I bet it was, I hope that someone has a good attorney. Or maybe Steffen will have a sense of humor and let it go.

I seriously doubt that the cover photo was actually used.

seeyalou
Oct. 14, 2006, 11:41 PM
Yeah, well, except it's on the magazine's webite.

TOO FUNNY! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Reiter
Oct. 15, 2006, 12:16 AM
I think his name is Steffen Peters!
And yes the cover was used! I have the magazine sitting right here, with the photo of the sock in the pants or whatever it is! ;)

Jay-N-Jete'
Oct. 15, 2006, 12:39 AM
Oh My!!
This thread is tooo funny! :lol:

Must go back and watch the video from WEG!

Sannois
Oct. 15, 2006, 12:40 AM
puns intended!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :D

yaya
Oct. 15, 2006, 12:43 AM
If this was done by Photoshop as a joke, and I bet it was, I hope that someone has a good attorney.

Um, I've seen him ride in person, and nope, no Photoshop.

Jay-N-Jete'
Oct. 15, 2006, 01:37 AM
Just re-watched the video from WEG 2006 - Its NOT photoshop!

Windriderr
Oct. 15, 2006, 01:39 AM
Before we get all hot and bothered, are we sure this is not a wardrobe malfuntion?

islandrider
Oct. 15, 2006, 01:40 AM
I have the mag with the cover here too, in fact after picking it up at our feed store yesterday I was on my way to have lunch in my horse's pasture and read the mag when I let out a big OMG!!!!
I think his name is now, and forever, Stuffen Ghirken. Or maybe Stuffen Peters.

BLBGP
Oct. 15, 2006, 02:17 AM
Before we get all hot and bothered, are we sure this is not a wardrobe malfuntion?

Reminds me of a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode titled "The Pants Tent". In his case, it was a wardrobe malfunction that lead to disgust and hilarity....An innocent "bunch-up" in Larry's trousers gives rise to a misunderstanding with Cheryl's friend Nancy at the movies.

In the Air
Oct. 15, 2006, 02:48 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That is the funniest!!

naters
Oct. 15, 2006, 03:07 AM
****SNORK*************

kansasgal
Oct. 15, 2006, 05:19 AM
Thanks for sharing. I feel like a giggly elementary school girl again!
Yes poor guy, hope he has a sense of humor, or that he's too busy to care what people think.

Thanks and best wishes,

Bugs-n-Frodo
Oct. 15, 2006, 10:12 AM
Or, maybe Stiffen Peter!

horselips
Oct. 15, 2006, 11:36 AM
Dressage is really a stimulating sport. Enthusiasts are popping-up all over. The competition is stiff; the horses exciting, the riders firmly dedicated and hard at work. Riders of this calibre do not pull boners often: They have rigidly perfected their riding, as one can tell by the way they mount.

La Gringa
Oct. 15, 2006, 11:52 AM
I can't beleive someone didn't notice that when they chose that photo for the mag. OMG. This is too much.

Kind of like the Dirty Dancing scene where Patrick Swazy pitched a big tent...

Oh my.

ThreeFigs
Oct. 15, 2006, 02:20 PM
This thread just gets better and better! Thanks, Horselips, Bugs-N-Frodo and the rest for the pun-filled posts!!

Hailey
Oct. 15, 2006, 06:46 PM
Well, he certainly seemed like he was up to the competition!

merrygoround
Oct. 15, 2006, 07:30 PM
Girls! Quit! My ribs are hurting :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

jumpercutie2009
Oct. 15, 2006, 08:04 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHA my mom came in and looked when I told her about it and she was like "how can we make the picture bigger" and I was thinking hmmm, so i put it as the backround to my desktop and put it in the "stretch" mode so it took up the whole screen..... HAHAHAHAHAHA :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Wild Oaks Farm
Oct. 15, 2006, 08:13 PM
I can't beleive someone didn't notice that when they chose that photo for the mag. OMG. This is too much.

Kind of like the Dirty Dancing scene where Patrick Swazy pitched a big tent...

Oh my.

WHat!?!?! How have I missed that? I have seen that movie a hundred times! :lol:

Bugs-n-Frodo - HAHAHAHA....Stiffen Peter.

Equinetech
Oct. 15, 2006, 08:17 PM
I have the mag with the cover here too, in fact after picking it up at our feed store yesterday I was on my way to have lunch in my horse's pasture and read the mag when I let out a big OMG!!!!
I think his name is now, and forever, Stuffen Ghirken. Or maybe Stuffen Peters.
haven't read through the rest of the replies yet, but this kind of reminds me of the Inverness Problem.

We should think of a name for this Syndrome. I propose the Peters Problem.

La Gringa
Oct. 15, 2006, 08:38 PM
WHat!?!?! How have I missed that? I have seen that movie a hundred times! :lol:

Bugs-n-Frodo - HAHAHAHA....Stiffen Peter.

Yep, it's in the scene where he's trying to teach the girl (Baby) to dance. He's on his knees gets up to grab her and OH MY, there is something sticking straight out. Just like the magazine cover. I didn't notice either until my friend showed me, now it's all I see in that scene.

Poor Steffan, how embarrassing. Now the whole world is laughing. I wonder if he ended up with a wet spot after that one! Hehehehehehe :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

islandrider
Oct. 15, 2006, 11:28 PM
I just showed my SO and he thinks that Stiffen Peter had to pee-came to that conclusion by the look on his face...

naters
Oct. 15, 2006, 11:36 PM
I wish I could get that excited by having to pee.....

La Gringa
Oct. 16, 2006, 01:10 AM
I showed my SO and he didn't even see what was wrong! He said "he doesn't normally scope guy's crotches out... that's a girl's job," he said.

He also said... COOL! He gets off riding horses! He didn't find it nearly as funny as I did.

Guys.. what can we do with them?

countingstrides
Oct. 16, 2006, 02:58 AM
Definitely going commando, definitely!

...and thanks, horselips, for making me spray my beverage all over my laptop!

physical.energy
Oct. 16, 2006, 03:34 AM
Wonder if someone double dog dared him to go commando...... boys!:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :winkgrin:

Sdhaurmsmom
Oct. 16, 2006, 11:47 AM
This is one of the marketing points that Aanstadt-Das breeches used to make...that when you sat down in conventional breeches, there were all these huge rolls of cloth in front of you and it looks ugly and sometimes obscene!! Poor Steffen!:eek:

La Gringa
Oct. 16, 2006, 02:33 PM
This is one of the marketing points that Aanstadt-Das breeches used to make...that when you sat down in conventional breeches, there were all these huge rolls of cloth in front of you and it looks ugly and sometimes obscene!! Poor Steffen!:eek:

That is definetly more than just a huge roll of cloth sticking out there. No question about it. Saluting to the judge... at attention.. forward march!

OMG.

physical.energy
Oct. 16, 2006, 03:14 PM
Damn people - none of you ever saw an erection before or what? :sleepy:

and it's not like it's that big so what's all the fuss? :winkgrin:

Bugs-n-Frodo
Oct. 16, 2006, 03:56 PM
Damn people - none of you ever saw an erection before or what? :sleepy:


What's wrong with a little bit of goofiness and a touch of humor???? If it bores you to sleep, don't read it. I, for one, enjoy a laugh now and then, even if it is potty humor.

Ware Whip!
Oct. 16, 2006, 04:07 PM
Best laugh I have had in weeks, funny clever replies..
Perhaps he has a new sponser?












Viagra :D

Ware Whip!

Sannois
Oct. 16, 2006, 04:33 PM
Cracking up.. I dont think I have EVER seen a riding Photo of a man with that sort of embelishment!!!!;) Wonder about the photographers eye?? LOL
And someone mentioned Dirty Dancing and Patrick Swayze I own that movie and I have seen it a hundred times, What seen are you referring to??

Auventera Two
Oct. 16, 2006, 04:43 PM
and it's not like it's that big so what's all the fuss? :winkgrin:

LOL! No kidding! :lol:

egontoast
Oct. 16, 2006, 04:44 PM
Why doesn't he strap that puppy down?

cosmos mom
Oct. 16, 2006, 06:58 PM
Why doesn't he strap that puppy down?


Puppy, isn't it more like an...er...weasle?

La Gringa
Oct. 16, 2006, 08:37 PM
Cracking up.. I dont think I have EVER seen a riding Photo of a man with that sort of embelishment!!!!;) Wonder about the photographers eye?? LOL
And someone mentioned Dirty Dancing and Patrick Swayze I own that movie and I have seen it a hundred times, What seen are you referring to??

The scene where he is teaching her to dance. He gets down on his knees, and gets up to grab her, and bingo... big tent pole. Once you see it, you won't miss it.

Sannois
Oct. 16, 2006, 09:03 PM
The scene where he is teaching her to dance. He gets down on his knees, and gets up to grab her, and bingo... big tent pole. Once you see it, you won't miss it.
Now you have forced me to go put that Movie o!!

Reynard Ridge
Oct. 16, 2006, 10:13 PM
Damn people - none of you ever saw an erection before or what?
Unequivicably, never on the cover of a magazine. :yes:

Carol O
Oct. 16, 2006, 10:23 PM
Oh my!!!

horselips
Oct. 16, 2006, 11:55 PM
Damn people - none of you ever saw an erection before or what? :sleepy:

Now, now. No need to be jealous. :lol:

Mozart
Oct. 17, 2006, 02:19 PM
I sure hope Steffen's Peter has a good sense of humour... :cool:

Wild Oaks Farm
Oct. 17, 2006, 02:24 PM
Unequivicably, never on the cover of a magazine. :yes:

ESPECIALLY not on the cover of your local riding magazine that you can pick up at the feed store! :lol:

slc2
Oct. 17, 2006, 02:46 PM
two simple has it wrong again. it isn't.

and ah...pictures like this occur all the time. right now, you could go on a couple websites, just any that have horses and riding, and see the same, this is not exactly the Miracle of Fatima that happens once in a lifetime. with few exceptions, that's not an optional accessory, and i think how to wear that accessory is something i'd rather not be too close to the decision making of. haven't you all got anything better to talk about?

Janeway
Oct. 17, 2006, 02:54 PM
Don't male riders wear boxer briefs to prevent "things" from getting in the way? I've seen ads for special male equestrian underwear with padding etc. Maybe he's wearing a too loose pair, hence the unusual appearance? ;)

As amusing as the picture was, I can't help thinking it must be very uncomfortable to ride with an erection!

kelliope
Oct. 17, 2006, 03:18 PM
two simple has it wrong again. it isn't.

and ah...pictures like this occur all the time. right now, you could go on a couple websites, just any that have horses and riding, and see the same, this is not exactly the Miracle of Fatima that happens once in a lifetime. with few exceptions, that's not an optional accessory, and i think how to wear that accessory is something i'd rather not be too close to the decision making of. haven't you all got anything better to talk about?

Geez, I think it's pretty funny. Where's your sense of humor? BTW, what's funny about it is that it is the cover photo for Ride! magazine. Not that it happened per se, but that they put it on the cover.

2Dogs
Oct. 17, 2006, 03:29 PM
this thread has turned a dreary work day into a laugh fest. thank you - all of you -hard pressed to erect a monument to the glory of dressage!

Daydream Believer
Oct. 17, 2006, 03:30 PM
OMG! That is too much... I have to say I do feel a little sorry for him! He must be dying of embarassment!

maple_brook
Oct. 17, 2006, 03:43 PM
I.CAN'T.STOP.LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

oh my, you guys are the best! I haven't laughed this hard in a very long time. Please keep the puns coming. I love it!!

JBnC
Oct. 17, 2006, 03:58 PM
Perhaps the editor had a bone to pick with the cover model.

slc2
Oct. 17, 2006, 03:59 PM
and so you're saying he successfully picked one?

"Where's your sense of humor"

do you cry at dog food commercials?

when you post something funny, i'll laugh. this is not funny, unless you're prepubescent.

homeskillet
Oct. 17, 2006, 04:00 PM
just had to post and say thanks to all for one of the best threads i have ever read!!! tooooo funnnnny!

blueribbonbaby
Oct. 17, 2006, 04:17 PM
and so you're saying he successfully picked one?

"Where's your sense of humor"

do you cry at dog food commercials?

when you post something funny, i'll laugh. this is not funny, unless you're prepubescent.

omg pull the stick out of your arse. You must be a sad lonely person and that is sad. anyway..that is funny. and i am not prepubescent. Its the responses that are funny. Maybe you need to step away from the computer for a little while and go out side and enjoy life. now...moving on. How can one possibly ride commando?!?!?! wouldnt that hurt like hell???

JBnC
Oct. 17, 2006, 04:50 PM
Aren't Dressage riders supposed to do it on the vertical?

JBnC
Oct. 17, 2006, 04:53 PM
This is too funny!!!!

One more--I have not seen--

REAL MEN RIDE WARMBLOODS!!!!

(the mount is a warmblood, right?)

islandrider
Oct. 17, 2006, 04:53 PM
I think this might be a prototype for a new riding accessory-the Seat Stabilizer, or the Forever Correct Rider Position Erect Pommel Angle Regulator, or something like that. Maybe soon to be included in the Dover Catalog, but probably Dressage Extensions will pick it up first...

kelliope
Oct. 17, 2006, 05:03 PM
"Where's your sense of humor"

do you cry at dog food commercials?

Depends on the commerical!



when you post something funny, i'll laugh. this is not funny, unless you're prepubescent.

Well, you know what I always say: I may be getting older but I refuse to grow up! :winkgrin: :lol:

egontoast
Oct. 17, 2006, 05:13 PM
haven't you all got anything better to talk about?

What, you need more help designing your tackroom or are you still fuming because no one replied to your feeble attempt at humour with the bullriding thread. :lol: At least this is dressage related.:yes:

La Gringa
Oct. 17, 2006, 05:35 PM
and so you're saying he successfully picked one?

"Where's your sense of humor"

do you cry at dog food commercials?

when you post something funny, i'll laugh. this is not funny, unless you're prepubescent.

Well since the majority on this board think this is hysterical, you must be the one who needs some lightening up!

It made me laugh so hard I had a stomach ache, as well as everyone else I showed it to!

WBLover
Oct. 17, 2006, 06:05 PM
I am 38 years old, certainly not prepubescent--

I think it is HILARIOUS!!!! I have not laughed so hard in quite some time....it's not really the fact that it happened, but the fact that it's on the cover of a magazine and it's Steffan Peters!!!! What an "oops"!! I'm still giggling with tears running down my face.....

Maybe he was riding in an org*sm*tron saddle!!! Wow, now I'm really dating myself on these boards.....!! I think egontoast will know what I am talking about.....

slc2
Oct. 17, 2006, 06:07 PM
so if i dont think the same thing is funny as you do, then i'm a sad lonely person? get over yourself, you don't define what is funny for the world, and disagreeing with you doesn't make me sad or lonely. what's funny is an individual choice. i find laughing at this to be very juvenile. you don't. most likely, the law allows both of us to have different opinions, and neither of us will wind up dead or in jail - OR 'unhappy and lonely' because of this issue. if everyone who doesn't find something funny that you find funny is defective, you'll be finding a lot of defective people in the world.

and no. i don't think it's funny. you can go on just about any web site and with any website wi/ pics of guys riding, 1 or 2 out of 10 will look like this. in fact, i went on one other web site, and looked at only one pic of a guy at random, and it looked exactly like this guy. i'm kind of used to guys having those accessories, having lived with one for 25 yrs. and i think it's pretty childish thing to laugh at. you don't. whoopee.

egontoast
Oct. 17, 2006, 06:15 PM
But bullriding is funny? Har Har.

Tighten that strap Yeehah.

Now that's post pubescent humour!

La Gringa
Oct. 17, 2006, 06:16 PM
so if i dont think the same thing is funny as you do, then i'm a sad lonely person? get over yourself, you don't define what is funny for the world, and disagreeing with you doesn't make me sad or lonely. what's funny is an individual choice. i find laughing at this to be very juvenile. you don't. most likely, the law allows both of us to have different opinions, and neither of us will wind up dead or in jail - OR 'unhappy and lonely' because of this issue. if everyone who doesn't find something funny that you find funny is defective, you'll be finding a lot of defective people in the world.

and no. i don't think it's funny. you can go on just about any web site and with any website wi/ pics of guys riding, 1 or 2 out of 10 will look like this. in fact, i went on one other web site, and looked at only one pic of a guy at random, and it looked exactly like this guy. i'm kind of used to guys having those accessories, having lived with one for 25 yrs. and i think it's pretty childish thing to laugh at. you don't. whoopee.

So if you don't think it's funny why did you even look at it and then post something about it. Just ignore it and go on to he next thread. You are in the minority in this group I assure you.

Childish or not it's funny. What's wrong with laughing? It's good for people to laugh. I don't care if people say it's childish! I wish more people would post funny stuff like this!

People are waaaaay too serious most of the time.

Pommederue
Oct. 17, 2006, 06:50 PM
And what would Aunt Ester have to say about this I wonder?

Little Birdie
Oct. 17, 2006, 06:57 PM
so if i dont think the same thing is funny as you do, then i'm a sad lonely person? get over yourself, you don't define what is funny for the world, and disagreeing with you doesn't make me sad or lonely.

No, I think what makes you sad and lonely is that you choose to post on a fun thread that you didn't find funny. Don't find it funny, don't read it. And people wonder why dressage riders get such bad reps for being too stiff.

Now on to the potty humor...keep it coming guys. :lol: I have been laughing my butt off. So much so that you have officially bought me out of lurkerdom for my very 1st post. :D

So does anyone have any thoughts on what the look on his face is about? For such a exhilerating ride where he really rose to the occasion, Mr Stuffen doesn't seem to be enjoying the moment.

And yes, I do think there is a patent-pending underwear design in here somewhere. But I think a company like Dressage De-Extensions would be more likely to carry it. I see the ad slogans now: "Mens Riding Underwear that help you tame your mount" or maybe "Over Mounted, Let us Rein you in" or how 'bout "For the stallion in us all"

Kathy Johnson
Oct. 17, 2006, 07:32 PM
This just in from Germany:

"Flushed with the triumph of his FEI World Equestrian Games performances, Steffen Peters announced after his freestyle in Aachen, Germany, that he had a "secret weapon" on the way from Europe, but he would give no further details."---Chronofhorse.com

Bugs-n-Frodo
Oct. 17, 2006, 07:35 PM
This just in from Germany:

"Flushed with the triumph of his FEI World Equestrian Games performances, Steffen Peters announced after his freestyle in Aachen, Germany, that he had a "secret weapon" on the way from Europe, but he would give no further details."

BWAAAAHHHAAAAAAAHHHAAAAA! A Pocket Rocket????

La Gringa
Oct. 17, 2006, 07:52 PM
No, I think what makes you sad and lonely is that you choose to post on a fun thread that you didn't find funny. Don't find it funny, don't read it. And people wonder why dressage riders get such bad reps for being too stiff.



:yes:

physical.energy
Oct. 17, 2006, 07:56 PM
BWAAAAHHHAAAAAAAHHHAAAAA! A Pocket Rocket????

His weapon of Mass Distruction!!!:lol: :lol: :lol:

Emryss
Oct. 17, 2006, 07:59 PM
Judging from the comments on this thread, I think it is a weapon of Mass Distraction....

I do feel for the poor man, though. What a photo for posterity...

Bugs-n-Frodo
Oct. 17, 2006, 08:02 PM
Judging from the comments on this thread, I think it is a weapon of Mass Distraction....

:lol: :yes:

Little Birdie
Oct. 17, 2006, 08:34 PM
Judging from the comments on this thread, I think it is a weapon of Mass Distraction....

I do feel for the poor man, though. What a photo for posterity...

oh, but we are maybe looking at this from the point of view of a woman. come on, he's a guy. They love this stuff. They invented Potty Humor. I bet he is proud his little pony enjoyed the ride. And I bet if he has time to read BBs, that he's laughing his butt off over these comments. :yes:

nhwr
Oct. 17, 2006, 09:12 PM
Looks a little shy of "regulation length" to me :winkgrin:

monday
Oct. 17, 2006, 10:22 PM
Gold star for the pocket rocket refference! I have never ridden dressage, but gee, it looks like so much fun I might have to try it!

horselips
Oct. 17, 2006, 11:15 PM
have been way worse.

His horse's dinglefritz could have been doing it's very own airs above the ground as well.

I wonders. Would that have been a pas de deux, of a sort? Or more like matching accessories?

sunnycher
Oct. 18, 2006, 01:47 AM
Now I know why I haven't embraced dressage - it is HARD!!!

SillyHorse
Oct. 18, 2006, 09:10 AM
Now I know why I haven't embraced dressage - it is HARD!!!
Hee! :lol:

This whole thread is priceless!

Madam Cleo
Oct. 18, 2006, 11:11 AM
Madam Cleo, all knowing spiritualist to the cosmos, can see that M. Peters mojo is working. But one doesn't need to be psychic to see that, cheri.

Kareen
Oct. 18, 2006, 11:20 AM
Surely I find this thread a whole lot more amusing than anything I've read here for the last couple of months. And I'm quite sure SP is *not* going to engage a lawsuit over it. I mean aren't there much less advantageous ways for a rider to pe pictured *LOL*
Yes it certainly is childish to giggle over such incidence but since when is it bad to be childish from time to time?!

GrayTbred
Oct. 18, 2006, 11:25 AM
Truly a seminal moment in the sport's history

trakmom
Oct. 18, 2006, 11:48 AM
You wouldn't expect to "see men" on the cover of a mag looking like that.

Sandy M
Oct. 18, 2006, 11:49 AM
For what it's worth, I finally got to see the NBC coverage of the WEG (my SIL had Tivo'd it for me), and the extremely brief clips they showed of dressage included Mr. Peters (!) with the same problem quite obvious even in a brief clip... Perhaps it IS merely a wardrobe malfunction - I mean... the entire test???

Brookes
Oct. 18, 2006, 12:03 PM
That is just priceless! Years back we had Guenter Seidel in a photo for a product endorsement, well he had the same erm uh problemo! However when we stopped laughing (yup that took awhile!) We photo shopped the bugger. He asked that we not make him look like a girl but to please feel free to make an adjustment to the shot!

He approved that photo, before and after and had a good laugh about it himself! I'm sure Steffan (who is a very amenable kinda guy!) is having a good laugh himself about this.

But . . . come on Ride Magazine, take a look at your cover before you publish it geez!

Equinetech
Oct. 18, 2006, 12:25 PM
ha ha ha, I've just been asked to quiet down or leave the study lounge lol! The librarian is glaring at me with the old 'evil eye'. Today's batch of puns are the best yet ladies.

Sdhaurmsmom
Oct. 18, 2006, 12:41 PM
I have to admit that I'm a lady rider, and I see the same doofusy wad o' cloth on the front of my show breeches. The culprit is, cloth too thick on the breeches, and they are pleated-front as well, so there's a lot of extra cloth there, and where do you think it ends up? Not pokin' out the rear, you better believe.

Picture proof may be seen at: http://http://merrickstudios.morephotos.com/mp_client/pictures.asp?action=viewphotos&size=thumbnails&thumbpagenum=1&eventid=21913&eventstatus=0&categories=no&keywords2=no&groupid=0&bw=false&sep=false&ckw=false (http://http//merrickstudios.morephotos.com/mp_client/pictures.asp?action=viewphotos&size=thumbnails&thumbpagenum=1&eventid=21913&eventstatus=0&categories=no&keywords2=no&groupid=0&bw=false&sep=false&ckw=false)http://merrickstudios.morephotos.com/mp_client/pictures.asp?action=viewphotos&size=thumbnails&thumbpagenum=1&eventid=21913&eventstatus=0&categories=no&keywords2=no&groupid=0&bw=false&sep=false&ckw=false

Check out the center bottom picture and the top row, second from right. Yech!!
You can bet I'm going to order some plain-front show breeches in a lighter fabric. And a jacket that fits;)

(these are pix of my horse's first show! He's a babe!)

sunnycher
Oct. 18, 2006, 04:25 PM
Sorry, sdhaursmom, a bunched up fabric isn't quite the same as
Mr. "Pokey-man"!!! Too funny!!!

Eclectic Horseman
Oct. 18, 2006, 04:36 PM
Darn! Someone got wise and took the photo off the website. :cry:
Party poopers, I say!

blueribbonbaby
Oct. 18, 2006, 07:37 PM
so if i dont think the same thing is funny as you do, then i'm a sad lonely person? get over yourself, you don't define what is funny for the world, and disagreeing with you doesn't make me sad or lonely. what's funny is an individual choice. i find laughing at this to be very juvenile. you don't. most likely, the law allows both of us to have different opinions, and neither of us will wind up dead or in jail - OR 'unhappy and lonely' because of this issue. if everyone who doesn't find something funny that you find funny is defective, you'll be finding a lot of defective people in the world.

and no. i don't think it's funny. you can go on just about any web site and with any website wi/ pics of guys riding, 1 or 2 out of 10 will look like this. in fact, i went on one other web site, and looked at only one pic of a guy at random, and it looked exactly like this guy. i'm kind of used to guys having those accessories, having lived with one for 25 yrs. and i think it's pretty childish thing to laugh at. you don't. whoopee.

Your entitled to your opinion..but to come onto a thread that everyone else is having fun on...just to be negative...your obviously a troll. If you thought it was childish, why say anything. You could have just ignored it. Instead you tried to start trouble. That is childish. And that is what makes you sad. Not the fact that you didnt find it funny. The fact you like to start trouble so you get attention...thats sad. I have mostly been a lurker, but i have noticed you being a spoiled sport in a few threads. I am not going to feed the troll anymore. i am done;)

blueribbonbaby
Oct. 18, 2006, 07:39 PM
This just in from Germany:

"Flushed with the triumph of his FEI World Equestrian Games performances, Steffen Peters announced after his freestyle in Aachen, Germany, that he had a "secret weapon" on the way from Europe, but he would give no further details."---Chronofhorse.com

LMFAO...omg i think i just peed my pants that is tooo funny.

SportHorse
Oct. 18, 2006, 09:18 PM
I think people think I'm crazier than usual since I've been laughing away for what seems like no reason at work.

sooo...

who's going to be brave enough to ask him to autograph that photo for them?

bird4416
Oct. 18, 2006, 09:50 PM
Darn! I missed the photo. Someone has to scan and post it so those of us who are late to the thread can have a good laugh.

islandrider
Oct. 18, 2006, 09:50 PM
I doubledogdare someone to let him know about this thread. If I am ever at a show he is riding at I might ask him to autograph it "on the line." And I'd also ask him to comment on the "Peter's Principle." But hey, I hardly leave my zip code, so I'll leave the honors to someone else.

Oakstable
Oct. 18, 2006, 10:21 PM
Actually, I bet a rescue could use an autographed copy as an auction item to raise funds for helping horses.

(Would this be done in Europe? I don't have a clue.)

La Gringa
Oct. 18, 2006, 10:32 PM
Just in case some of you didn't see it, I saved it to my disk.

Here ya go! They can't hide it from us.

tbtrailrider
Oct. 18, 2006, 10:35 PM
Truly a seminal moment in the sport's history


of a beverage, said beverage would be adorning my computer....:lol: :lol: :lol:

I wish I could think of something....:(

La Gringa
Oct. 18, 2006, 10:36 PM
I doubledogdare someone to let him know about this thread. If I am ever at a show he is riding at I might ask him to autograph it "on the line." And I'd also ask him to comment on the "Peter's Principle." But hey, I hardly leave my zip code, so I'll leave the honors to someone else.

Actually a friend of mine keeps her horse literally next door to his barn. I think he knows. I sent her the mag image.

Mardi
Oct. 19, 2006, 01:28 AM
and no. i don't think it's funny, and i think it's pretty childish thing to laugh at.

I agree with you. I'm astounded that this thread has so many pages.

The use of that photo was obviously such a poor choice by the magazine (they had to know) that I have to wonder what their motive was in choosing it to be on the cover.

islandrider
Oct. 19, 2006, 01:49 AM
Actually, I bet a rescue could use an autographed copy as an auction item to raise funds for helping horses.

(Would this be done in Europe? I don't have a clue.)

I'm going to go back to the feedstore tomorrow and grab a handful...if they are still there!

Moll
Oct. 19, 2006, 07:56 AM
I agree the pic is funny - a whole thread with snickers is not. I feel for the poor guy (and not in the way y'all think ;) )

DairyQueen2049
Oct. 19, 2006, 08:30 AM
a riot. This thread had me laughing :lol:

Thanks for brightening my otherwize rainy dreary day.

Sonesta
Oct. 19, 2006, 01:33 PM
SP has a sense of humour. He may blush a bit, but he'll find the humour in it - even if it is just a wrinkle in the pants.

claudia64
Oct. 19, 2006, 03:09 PM
If the USDF allows pocket rockets as part of the rider's apparal it is doubly confusing why they don't allow bitless bridles...could Mr. Upper Level Rider be doing the freestyle, or perhaps the second brain thought it was time to salute?
OMG, that was a GREAT way of putting... er, things. ! LOL!!

SillyHorse
Oct. 19, 2006, 10:14 PM
SLC, you really should think about posting at UDBB if you are so serious
Bwahahahaha! :lol: :lol: :lol: (slc was banned from there many moons ago.)

islandrider
Oct. 19, 2006, 11:42 PM
I must say I am proud to be the starter of this thread, and have loved and laughed so much my stomach hurt. But it is just now, one week later that
I think of how many men have given the wink-wink-nod about liking riding horses because of supposed gratification from pommel contact and here in one thread in one week we have heard of top riders who passage, piaffe and do patterns with their extra appendage straight out!! I say 'bout time the truth is known, and Steffan Peters will forever lead the pack!!!!

blueribbonbaby
Oct. 20, 2006, 11:00 AM
Hey...dont send SLC to the UDBB...we dont need anymore like them there either:lol: We already have one just like them:yes:

Cartier
Oct. 20, 2006, 11:12 AM
Hard to imagine that the editors didn't notice the photo … :eek: possibly they were more concerned with the thrust of the article. :lol: I can tell you from experience that you can be so focused on what you are looking at in the photo (as the owner/photographer) that you simply don’t see the photo for what it is until someone points it out. We had this photo on our website for months and never noticed anything but the dog. :lol:

lemonstar
Oct. 20, 2006, 11:42 AM
I can’t believe the photo on the cover of Ride… :eek: :eek: :eek: that would be hard to over look. (no pun intended :lol: )

I can tell you from experience that you can be so focused on what you are looking at in the photo (as the owner/photographer) that you simply don’t see the photo for what it is until someone points it out. We had this photo on our website for months and never noticed anything but the dog. :lol:

super doberman....our are the same colour but for the life of me why do you feel it is necesary to slice half of the ears off ....do yuo do the same to your horse.

WBLover
Oct. 20, 2006, 11:52 AM
I don't see the problem with the doberman one, if you are referring to the male handler's crotch area. That just looks like the bunching-up pants syndrome. Steffan's was definitely not just bulky breeches!!

Lemonstar--I don't think the poster was looking for an opinion on whether you should crop the ears or not. Let's not start another rant, please!

Cartier
Oct. 20, 2006, 11:53 AM
super doberman....our are the same colour but for the life of me why do you feel it is necesary to slice half of the ears off ....do yuo do the same to your horse.

NO, I don't slice half my horses ears off. But like others I might choose to do elective surgical procedures on the animals I own. Castration is an elective surgical procedure, so is spaying… so is trimming toe nails… or shoeing. These procedures hurt for a time… but overall they are generally thought to be a good idea.

Actually, we don’t slice half the dogs ears off either. We have a trained licensed veterinarians (using anesthesia and palliative after-care) crop their ears (and dock their tails) because it is "the look" of the breed. Apparently Louis Doberman and other German breeders - about 100 years ago - thought it was a good idea. They didn't ask me about it... and it's too late to ask them what their reasoning was. I think the argument was that there were fewer ear infections with upright cropped ears, and less of the ear to grab if the dog were in a fight. I am no fan of ear cropping… but an uncropped and undocked Doberman looks like a Black and Tan Coonhound (not that there is anything wrong with B &T Coonhounds). You’re preaching to the choir.

Cartier
Oct. 20, 2006, 12:02 PM
I don't see the problem with the doberman one, if you are referring to the male handler's crotch area. That just looks like the bunching-up pants syndrome. Steffan's was definitely not just bulky breeches!!
I agree, Steffan's photo is in a class by itself. And for some perverted reason it makes me laugh...:lol: :eek: So, does that make it good advertising for the magazine?

La Gringa
Oct. 20, 2006, 12:03 PM
What is wrong with the Doberman photo? I can't see it!

Cartier
Oct. 20, 2006, 12:07 PM
Must be like a Rorschach Test… some people see something (which, like you, I didn’t see at first), it's a certain “fill” ... but nothing remotely like SP’s full projectile ... ahh … thing …

La Gringa
Oct. 20, 2006, 01:09 PM
Must be like a Rorschach Test… some people see something (which, like you, I didn’t see at first), it's a certain “fill” ... but nothing remotely like SP’s full projectile ... ahh … thing …

I looked there first, it looked just like a bunch of the jeans... much much less obvious than SP's... well .... rocket!!

Nothing wrong with it, afterall without a bulge of some kind there they would be GIRLS ladies, or be so small ... that that in itself would be embarrassing. Small hands??

Hmm

Phyxius
Oct. 20, 2006, 01:26 PM
The use of that photo was obviously such a poor choice by the magazine (they had to know) that I have to wonder what their motive was in choosing it to be on the cover.

Honestly the editors could NOT have know when this cover went to print. I'm a photographer and I can garuntee that there are any number of reasons why this could have been printed by mistake. Here are two very plausible reasons.

Reason 1 - Numerous proofs were offered and the wrong one sent to print.

Reason 2 - Simple over look by the photographer, editors, designers.

I also refer you back to a Dressage Today cover picture. The picture belonged with a story on purity of gaits. The horse on the cover was a grey and was being cantered in a dressage ring. However, looking at the picture one would notice that it was conformationally impossible for a horse to have their feet in the locations they were. Further inspection of the imaged proved that it was indeed an amalgamation. The amalgamation was made to demonstrate the ability to do so. It should never have bene sent as a proof and even when it was sent as a proof it shouldn't have been selected.

These things happen.

I think the picture is funny and we'd joke no matter who it was. Do I think it's old now and not so funny anymore and that puns aren't funny after the 30th time you've heard them? :yes:

Coreene
Oct. 20, 2006, 01:44 PM
Aw, ol' Stiffy Peter. Gives a whole new meaning to trot pole.

Bugs-n-Frodo
Oct. 20, 2006, 02:54 PM
Aw, ol' Stiffy Peter. Gives a whole new meaning to trot pole.

:lol: ....... :lol: LMAO!

Cartier
Oct. 20, 2006, 02:56 PM
Aw, ol' Stiffy Peter. Gives a whole new meaning to trot pole.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
This thread... on a Friday night no less... oh god, we'll all get banned! :yes: :lol: :lol: :lol: :cool:

eventing-n-SD
Oct. 20, 2006, 03:39 PM
This topic plus a copy of the magazine was quite the focus of conversation at a birthday party I attended last night. You should have seen some of the faces of the people who hadn't heard about the "rocket" controversy when they discovered what was so "special" about the cover photo!!

Good laughs were had by all!! And we all agreed that we can't wait to sit ringside next time Steffen is showing in San Diego
;-)

WBLover
Oct. 20, 2006, 05:09 PM
Immature or distasteful--I'm still giggling!!!

aregard
Oct. 20, 2006, 05:45 PM
For what it's worth, I finally got to see the NBC coverage of the WEG (my SIL had Tivo'd it for me), and the extremely brief clips they showed of dressage included Mr. Peters (!) with the same problem quite obvious even in a brief clip... Perhaps it IS merely a wardrobe malfunction - I mean... the entire test???

What, a test runs about 9 minutes, right? And we all know "that" only lasts about 30 seconds...

Coreene
Oct. 20, 2006, 05:46 PM
And we all know "that" only lasts about 30 seconds...Oh goodness. Time to expand your target market. :lol:

Equinetech
Oct. 20, 2006, 05:49 PM
This topic plus a copy of the magazine was quite the focus of conversation at a birthday party I attended last night. You should have seen some of the faces of the people who hadn't heard about the "rocket" controversy when they discovered what was so "special" about the cover photo!!

Good laughs were had by all!! And we all agreed that we can't wait to sit ringside next time Steffen is showing in San Diego
;-)
Really, I think the pic's still up over there, under the Oct issue-the one on the homepage is just the new Nov issue.

I loved this thread so much I had to email it to my friends back home and dare I say some people may be getting some COTH SS presents of the aforementioned Cover Shot?

Aunt Esther
Oct. 20, 2006, 06:28 PM
Aunt Esther, national and international Purse Champion, has always maintained that people from California were crazy.

YoungFilly
Oct. 20, 2006, 07:05 PM
Oh, god now that is funny, where is this bull riding thread?? :)
Guys, I still can't see anything. I see two guys driving a cart, and I see that the top banner switches between some white horses and an event rider. I do not see anything. What am I missing?!?!


What, you need more help designing your tackroom or are you still fuming because no one replied to your feeble attempt at humour with the bullriding thread. :lol: At least this is dressage related.:yes:

physical.energy
Oct. 20, 2006, 07:33 PM
Aunt Esther, national and international Purse Champion, has always maintained that people from California were crazy.

I beg to differ.... We are not crazy...... we just know how to have a he!! of a lot of fun!!! ;)

Fancy That
Oct. 20, 2006, 07:45 PM
Oh, god now that is funny, where is this bull riding thread?? :)
Guys, I still can't see anything. I see two guys driving a cart, and I see that the top banner switches between some white horses and an event rider. I do not see anything. What am I missing?!?!

==============
Help - me too! I can't see the photo you all are cracking up over!!! I only see the driving horses on the home page.

Does anyone have the pic???

thanks~

Cartier
Oct. 20, 2006, 08:08 PM
the photo is on page 7 of this thread… post #127.


and ya gotta ask yourself, “Is that Steffen Peters or Steffen’s peter?” :lol:

YoungFilly
Oct. 20, 2006, 08:28 PM
Owh, Gawd, my first reaction is that it has to be doctored, but then again, women experience the same thing, on occasion. I just never knew a guy could feel the same way. I guess its ok. :) I am not offended, I am not offended, I am not offended. Wow, I am in awe though!

http://chronicleforums.com/Forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=13496&d=1161221522

La Gringa
Oct. 20, 2006, 08:28 PM
the photo is on page 7 of this thread… post #127.


and ya gotta ask yourself, “Is that Steffen Peters or Steffen’s peter?” :lol:

No, it's Stiffan Peter!!!:lol:

Coreene
Oct. 20, 2006, 08:31 PM
women experience the same thing, on occasion.
I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I have never popped a chubby while showing. :lol:

La Gringa
Oct. 20, 2006, 08:35 PM
I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I have never popped a chubby while showing. :lol:

Thanks for that Coreene, that really got the image in my head. I never have pitched a tent pole either personally. :eek:

physical.energy
Oct. 20, 2006, 08:57 PM
I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I have never popped a chubby while showing. :lol:

Hasn't happened to me either!!:lol: :lol: :lol: damn!

shoos
Oct. 20, 2006, 09:32 PM
Holy Mackeral! over 10,000 hits on this posting. Poor Stephan, I hope he realizes we are laughing with him and not at him.

Ain't potty humor great!

Now the boys know what the girls talk about in the locker room.

:lol:

Madam Cleo
Oct. 20, 2006, 09:40 PM
Madam Cleo, all knowing spiritualist to the cosmos, must confess that she has never personally experienced a "chubby" anywhere ever, jamais. But she has many ministrations for special and most effective treatment when this occurs in others.

Madam Cleo, all knowing spiritualist to the cosmos, believes that M. Peters and most men would be very happy if their "chubby" was the subject of 10,000 hits.

physical.energy
Oct. 20, 2006, 11:22 PM
I believe S.P now has the most famous chubby in the horseworld. :lol: :lol: :lol: Might that be sir chubby?:winkgrin:

SillyHorse
Oct. 20, 2006, 11:28 PM
Popped a chubby! I never heard that one! :lol: :lol: :lol:

lemonstar
Oct. 21, 2006, 02:17 AM
NO, I don't slice half my horses ears off. But like others I might choose to do elective surgical procedures on the animals I own. Castration is an elective surgical procedure, so is spaying… so is trimming toe nails… or shoeing. These procedures hurt for a time… but overall they are generally thought to be a good idea.

Actually, we don’t slice half the dogs ears off either. We have a trained licensed veterinarians (using anesthesia and palliative after-care) crop their ears (and dock their tails) because it is "the look" of the breed. Apparently Louis Doberman and other German breeders - about 100 years ago - thought it was a good idea. They didn't ask me about it... and it's too late to ask them what their reasoning was. I think the argument was that there were fewer ear infections with upright cropped ears, and less of the ear to grab if the dog were in a fight. I am no fan of ear cropping… but an uncropped and undocked Doberman looks like a Black and Tan Coonhound (not that there is anything wrong with B &T Coonhounds). You’re preaching to the choir.

AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AVMA)
a) Ear Cropping and Tail Docking
Ear cropping and tail docking in dogs for cosmetic reasons are not medically indicated nor of benefit to the patient. These procedures cause pain and distress, and, as with all surgical procedures, are accompanied by inherent risks of anaesthesia, blood loss, and infection. Therefore, veterinarians should counsel dog owners about these matters before agreeing to perform these surgeries

banned in many countires in europe.....sorry for you if the dog in its natural state doesnt look right

Cartier
Oct. 21, 2006, 05:21 AM
I am aware of the AVMA’s position, as is the DPCA. Maybe it’s just me, but I think the subject belongs on another forum… how about you take it somewhere like Cyberdobes. :cool:

For what it's worth, I respect your opinion. Possibly you don’t understand the phrase, “you’re preaching to the choir.” I am not a huge fan of ear cropping, but in this country people who own animals are allowed to do elective surgical procedures on their animals. As I mentioned, spays and neuters (castrations) are but two examples of elective surgical procedures. At this point we still have the right to have these procedures done. I have no doubt that in a few years Animal Right activists will have legislated an end to this right. And then they will go after other rights that we enjoy. Since this has come up, I want to take a few moments away from Mr. Peter’s peter.

Here are some very important points related to this or any horse forum: What we do in training and competition is not "medically indicated nor of benefit to the patient." Animal Rights folks believe that forcing a horse into any of these FEI disciplines is cruel. Dog owners have been fighting the AR agenda for years now. People in the equine community seem less aware of the impact of the AR folks long-term goal which - for those that don't know - is that we not own or use animals. Canine groups all across this country (from the AKC to local breed and All-breed clubs) are politically active. Collectively and individually we give huge blocks of time and money to support (or defeat) legislation. Most all dog clubs have legislative liaisons, monitoring legislation on a daily/ weekly basis. The equine community seems to be asleep.

There is legislation being introduced (or currently in place) all over this country that is establishing the frame work for someone to be able to enter your private property and tell you what you can or can not do with your animal, be it a dog, horse or whatever. There is the frame work in place for a third party to confiscate your horse (even sue you on behalf of your horse) because what you are doing is deemed cruel. Now, on a case-by-case basis, maybe this is good and maybe it isn’t… but the larger question is, "Do we want to continue to have the right to own and use animals?" If "yes" then horse owners may need to start vigorously defending that right. At the very least, we need to be aware of where our interests lay and who are allies are.

Bottom line, we do all kinds of elective procedures on our animals, be they horses, cows, sheep, pigs, goats, cats, dogs or whatever. With respect to dogs, many (if not most) breeds require the removal of dew claws. There are dozens of breeds that either dock or crop (or both) including: in the Sporting Group dogs like Brittanys, Cocker Spaniels, German Shorthaired Pointers, Weimaraner, Vizsla, Springer Spaniels (like Millie, Bush The First’s family dog); Terrier breeds like: Norfolk’s, Soft Coated Wheatons, Lakelands, Sealyhams, Manchester Terriers, Miniature Schnauzer; in the Working Group dogs like Danes, Boxers, Giant Schnauzers, Dobes, Rottweilers, Standard Schnauzer; in the Toy Group the Affenpinscher, Brussells Griffon, Poodles (all three varieties), in other Groups you have Boston Terriers, Briards, Bouviers, Pembroke Corgis, Old English Sheepdogs… The list goes on and on

As for the AVMA, wonderful organization… but it sure would be nice if they devoted some time to educating the public about the clear and obvious health risks association with the medically unsound vaccination protocols they’ve been endorsing for decades. Would be even nicer if they accepted responsibility for the health problems these ill-conceived protocols have caused. Would be nicest of all if they (like the AMA), would openly acknowledge the big business interests that generate and fund the protocols they endorse.


Now, back to the Peter's peter. :)

Kareen
Oct. 21, 2006, 06:52 AM
Quite frankly I don't see how the fact of ear cropping and tail docking in dogs being considered inacceptable is any less relevant on a horse-forum then say someone's husbands 'natural equipment'.
It's one thing that it is legal in the US but somehow I guess if you chose to out yourself as a proponent of the practise by putting up this picture in a public forum you'll have to live with the feedback to some extent.
There are many countries that prohibit this kind of surgery and while I do agree castration and spaying are elective surgeries as well I think in a scientific argument there will always be more rational reasons brought up for the latter procedures than 'cosmetic' or 'convenience' surgical procedures.
Just my two cents. My suggestion: If you don't want a picture discussed don't put it up on a discussion board?

Cartier
Oct. 21, 2006, 07:02 AM
Quite frankly I don't see how the fact of ear cropping and tail docking in dogs being considered inacceptable is any less relevant on a horse-forum then say someone's husbands 'natural equipment'.
It's one thing that it is legal in the US but somehow I guess if you chose to out yourself as a proponent of the practise by putting up this picture in a public forum you'll have to live with the feedback to some extent.
There are many countries that prohibit this kind of surgery and while I do agree castration and spaying are elective surgeries as well I think in a scientific argument there will always be more rational reasons brought up for the latter procedures than 'cosmetic' or 'convenience' surgical procedures.
Just my two cents. My suggestion: If you don't want a picture discussed don't put it up on a discussion board?
Kareen,

About the photo of our handler's crotch in the context of a thread on Mr. Peter's "pocket rocket" what can I say? If Ms. Manners has some controling guidance for these types of public discussions, I'm all ears. :lol:

About Dobermans, we own, breed and show Dobermans. I am not hiding that fact. Rather, I am singing it from the roof tops. I love that fact!!! Arthur and I are avid devotees of the Doberman breed. If you have any doubt, look at our website!!! A discussion of ear cropping is not "outing me." (We have been politically active on this and other similar issues since the early 1990's and were involved in the 2004 CA SB1548 issue, and a myriad of other legislation since, including the Santorum PAWS bill.) I have no aversion to discussing differing opinions… be it ear cropping, or horse registries or whatever. I never have had. And I am not disagreeing with the poster about ear cropping. Not at all! Frankly, as anyone who knows me knows, I am at best ambivalent about it, and anyone who thinks we'll be cropping and docking dogs here in the US in 10 years is delusional. As for the AVMA's relatively new position on ear croppping, I have difficulty reconciling it with decades and decades of their previous position on the matter, one or the other is hypocritical. So, by all means, let's discuss it. Let's just do it on a more appropriate forum. All I am saying is that the discussion of ear cropping does not belong here.

In contrast, I think the larger Animal Rights agenda and how it will impact the equine community does belong somewhere on a horse forum… but that is ultimately for the moderators to decide.

There is a dynamic of humane nature, if we think the problem does not impact us, we turn away and ignore it. A decade ago “informed” people said, “This will never happen, and it does not affect us.” They did not get involved, and our rights to own and use animals are being chipped away (bit by bit). I am not saying that anyone has to agree with any point of view expressed here (be it mine, yours or whomever's). Rather, I am saying that we need to be aware of the political climate and legislative trends that are headed our way.

Kareen
Oct. 21, 2006, 08:55 AM
To each their own...

Mary in Area 1
Oct. 21, 2006, 05:51 PM
wait, back to the Peter principle--
maybe it's a navigational instrument to help him remember where to go? Kind of like a GPS for dressage tests, with a, um, arrow??? I mean, those tests are hard to remember!

physical.energy
Oct. 21, 2006, 06:57 PM
A built in compass:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

La Gringa
Oct. 21, 2006, 07:45 PM
Noooooo It's saluting to the Judge!!!! Or maybe it's just saying HI !!!!!

Madam Cleo
Oct. 21, 2006, 08:01 PM
On the Bayou we call it a joystick, cheri.

Bugs-n-Frodo
Oct. 21, 2006, 08:30 PM
Noooooo It's saluting to the Judge!!!! Or maybe it's just saying HI !!!!!

Yeah, maybe the judge was cute! Ya NEVA know... ;)

YoungFilly
Oct. 21, 2006, 08:34 PM
Coreene, you just know thats not what I meant. :) It still brought tears to my eyes though.

Poor SP. We should lay this to rest, the mortification I think I would feel having my personal member on display...... I think I would be in that in between stage of feeling that this is just so embarrassing and also so funny, I wouldn't know how to feel. :)


I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I have never popped a chubby while showing. :lol:

physical.energy
Oct. 21, 2006, 08:52 PM
Look you guys S. P. has a good sense of humor and honestly I have been resisting sending the link to the thread to Guenter so he can give S.P. a razz. :lol: :lol: I am a bit evil!

islandrider
Oct. 21, 2006, 09:19 PM
...and will send them to the first 5 that PT me with their mailing address!

La Gringa
Oct. 21, 2006, 11:29 PM
This is about as bad as when I was a Jr rider and my trainer HAP HANSEN went over a jump in a show and his pants ripped wide open.... to show us all his BRIGHT RED UNDERWEAR he was wearing under there!!! We all died laughing and were thanking GOD that he had UNDERWEAR on!

This happens to the best of them... and Steffan can take it... after all he's a Professional right???

I personally never will forget it though.. and I am sure I am not alone. :D

Mary in Area 1
Oct. 21, 2006, 11:55 PM
My husband (looking over my shoulder) just said, "His coach probably told him to get his poll (or pole?) up!"

Cartier
Oct. 22, 2006, 08:52 AM
Have we squeezed the juice out of Steffen Peters pecker’s pole problem? :lol:

islandrider
Oct. 22, 2006, 11:41 AM
not yet and I have two more copies of the mag up for grabs.

Sabine
Oct. 22, 2006, 12:44 PM
I visited a tackstore yesterday- where they have still a stack of them....the western peeps are not so interested in this problem....apparently..but up close in real view- it looks quite amazing....!!!

SillyHorse
Oct. 22, 2006, 04:45 PM
Have we squeezed the juice out of Steffen Peters pecker’s pole problem? :lol:
Can it poke a peck of pickled peppers? :lol: :lol:

Jaegermonster
Oct. 22, 2006, 07:46 PM
No, it's Stiffan Peter!!!:lol:

No my DH said it's Peters' Stiffy hahahahha...actually he said he never really found dressage that exciting but now wonders what he's been missing

Equinetech
Oct. 22, 2006, 08:39 PM
I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I have never popped a chubby while showing. :lol:oh Coreene, you've gotten me the "yellow card" from the librarian...*thankfully the "mean" librarian has sundays off*

rotlflmao

PS, me too.

La Gringa
Oct. 25, 2006, 08:57 PM
Has anybody actually spoken to SP about this? I wonder how he laughed it off, which is what you would have to do if this happened!

I imagine his students got a real "rise" out of it! :lol:

horselips
Oct. 25, 2006, 10:37 PM
I don't believe I've ever sprouted a bonerette when riding. I should think it would be....uncomfortable.

But maybe that really isn't his Mr. Perky we are seeing; perhaps that is where he keeps his wallet. Or his job-well-done Reward Carrot.
For the horse, I mean :uhoh:

TheWeather
Oct. 26, 2006, 10:36 PM
O.k. I really tried to stay out of this..but my hubby just looked at the picture and very calmly said, after thinking of it for a moment, "Oh, so that's what viagra does... I'm sure he's been gotten an endorsment from Viagra now.., or that enzite commercial, and he's the "new" Bob..." :lol:

physical.energy
Oct. 27, 2006, 01:24 AM
My copy came via the mail today thanks to irider.... and OMG up close it is a viagra & enzite commercial all wrapped up in one. We're talking CHUBBY!:lol: :winkgrin:

patti
Oct. 27, 2006, 09:53 AM
Mr. Peters was disqualified after this test.

It seems the TD felt the fifth leg was an unfair advantage.

DairyQueen2049
Oct. 27, 2006, 10:30 AM
So he's Lovin' Life and Livin' Large...
Those Enzyte Bob commercials cracked me up
The Feds cracked down on Enzyte - seems they don't actually WORK :eek:
and the docs they quote don't actually exist :eek: :eek:
Seems Enzyte has false advertizing....Gosh!!

SBT
Oct. 27, 2006, 02:24 PM
I think you're all making a mountain out of a molehill... ;)

Denzel
Oct. 27, 2006, 02:27 PM
This doesn't seem to be a one-time incident. I just received my new issue of Practical Horseman, and in the dressage coverage of the World Games, there is a spotlight picture of SP and yup, it's up there.

*edit* I didn't get to see the first picture, so it may be the same picture duplicated, but you would think that at least ONE of the editors would catch that.

physical.energy
Oct. 27, 2006, 02:38 PM
you would think that at least ONE of the editors would catch that.

Maybe they did :lol: :winkgrin:

La Gringa
Oct. 27, 2006, 09:19 PM
It got missed twice? OMG! Horse mags gone porno? Ha! :eek:

Jaegermonster
Oct. 30, 2006, 03:21 PM
OK I got my November Practical Horseman over the weekend, and on Page 44 is a similar photo (ahem) of the same rider . (I think). I'm so glad he enjoys his work so much.

slpeders
Nov. 1, 2006, 02:26 PM
In the Nov 2006 USDF Connection, p14, lower left is a photo of SP on Floriano at WEG and it looks suspiciously like it might have been from this same ride.....there's clearly a...protrusion, of some sort.

Perhaps the text explains it better though:
"Peters' light shone the brightest at Aachen......The Olympian was clearly thrilled and moved by his mount's performance."

Perhaps MORE clearly than they expected anyone to see?!?

WBLover
Nov. 1, 2006, 04:25 PM
Sounds to me like they were referring to the obvious thingie in the picture, and making light if it, which is what we are all doing!

Eclectic Horseman
Nov. 2, 2006, 11:35 AM
Okay, I think the cover of this month's DT has vindicated Mr. Peters, who really, really needs to buy some breeches that are more flattering.

Unless, of course, that's the effect he is going for...:D

islandrider
Nov. 2, 2006, 11:41 AM
"Okay, I think the cover of this month's DT has vindicated Mr. Peters, who really, really needs to buy some breeches that are more flattering."

You must mean FLATTENING, right? Maybe this can be the start of some kind of fundraiser for some noble cause. I can see it now "World Class Equestrians Show Their SCHTUFF", a fundraiser for fill in the blank.
Dya think anyone else might climb on board?

Brookes
Nov. 2, 2006, 12:39 PM
Well, a little birdie told me that the Ride editors are blushing profusely due to their "oversight". Nope they didn't do it on purpose, no one saw it or I should say noticed Peter's Poodle Poker. They are a tad embarrassed, however they are very thrilled that the issue is "flying" off the shelves! LOL!
Gee can't imagine why??

So all together now . . . quickly repeat three times!

Peters picked a peck o' poodle pokers
Peters picked a peck o' poodle pokers
Peters picked a peck o' poodle pokers

I have waaaaay too much time on my hands!

Briggsie
Nov. 2, 2006, 02:53 PM
NO, I don't slice half my horses ears off. But like others I might choose to do elective surgical procedures on the animals I own. Castration is an elective surgical procedure, so is spaying… so is trimming toe nails… or shoeing. These procedures hurt for a time… but overall they are generally thought to be a good idea.

Actually, we don’t slice half the dogs ears off either. We have a trained licensed veterinarians (using anesthesia and palliative after-care) crop their ears (and dock their tails) because it is "the look" of the breed. Apparently Louis Doberman and other German breeders - about 100 years ago - thought it was a good idea. They didn't ask me about it... and it's too late to ask them what their reasoning was. I think the argument was that there were fewer ear infections with upright cropped ears, and less of the ear to grab if the dog were in a fight. I am no fan of ear cropping… but an uncropped and undocked Doberman looks like a Black and Tan Coonhound (not that there is anything wrong with B &T Coonhounds). You’re preaching to the choir.



In Cartiers defense...I have a red dobie male, and had his ears done too. It is not just for aesthetic reasons.....Without their ears done, they have huge floppy ears, which make them 90% more prone to getting Otitis, a nasty fungal yeast infection in their ears, which can cause scarring, or hearing loss...and is difficult to treat and get rid of and annoying and uncomfortable too the dog. I have had no problems EVER with this, compared to uncropped dobie I know of. So, say what you will about it.....but it is actually necessary just as is the docking.

Arcadien
Nov. 2, 2006, 08:34 PM
Okay I NEED a copy of that magazine (the, cough, Oct issue is it?) I'm thinking of subscribing....:)

Anyone still have one?

arcadiafarm@juno.com

lemonstar
Nov. 3, 2006, 02:43 AM
In Cartiers defense...I have a red dobie male, and had his ears done too. It is not just for aesthetic reasons.....Without their ears done, they have huge floppy ears, which make them 90% more prone to getting Otitis, a nasty fungal yeast infection in their ears, which can cause scarring, or hearing loss...and is difficult to treat and get rid of and annoying and uncomfortable too the dog. I have had no problems EVER with this, compared to uncropped dobie I know of. So, say what you will about it.....but it is actually necessary just as is the docking.

We have never had this infection on any of our dobermans but we do clean the ears regularly. But I would do this with any dog so its not doberman specific. If you clean the ears you dont get it. Its that simple. I think it looks appauling but maybe thats because in the UK we are just not used to seeing it as it is generally not the thing to do. And you wont see any in the show ring

Ibex
Nov. 3, 2006, 03:05 AM
IRider kindly sent me a copy - it's an all female barn, and I think we've now scared away any potential male riders :lol::lol:

arabdressage
Nov. 3, 2006, 03:07 AM
Help.... I wanna see..... but when I click the links provided, all I get is a cover of the mag with driving horses on it?????

Can anyone send me a pic, or a link??

Nevermind, found it, lol...... my goodness.........

Chrissy
Nov. 3, 2006, 01:22 PM
Well, I don't care whose fault it was for letting that pic end up on the cover. I have not laughed so hard since...well...probably the last similar thread on COTH.

And I personally believe it was a clever marketing ploy. It worked too, because now I am a new subscriber to RIDE magazine! :D

Wild Oaks Farm
Nov. 3, 2006, 01:41 PM
Does anyone know where I can find the video/DVD of the ride?

DairyQueen2049
Nov. 3, 2006, 02:32 PM
Does anyone know where I can find the video/DVD of the ride?

And would that be rated X?
"Peter's X-tacy Ride"

Ohh noooo

What other names would a video like that have?

Riders UP! :eek:
The Joy of Riding :lol:
Hard Times :eek: :yes: :lol:

And the advertizing catch phrases....

Good thing its Friday!

La Gringa
Nov. 3, 2006, 04:51 PM
Help.... I wanna see..... but when I click the links provided, all I get is a cover of the mag with driving horses on it?????

Can anyone send me a pic, or a link??

Nevermind, found it, lol...... my goodness.........
I will post it for you again.

La Gringa
Nov. 3, 2006, 04:54 PM
And would that be rated X?
"Peter's X-tacy Ride"

Ohh noooo

What other names would a video like that have?

Riders UP! :eek:
The Joy of Riding :lol:
Hard Times :eek: :yes: :lol:

And the advertizing catch phrases....

Good thing its Friday!


Or, ATTENTION! FORWARD MARCH!

SALUTING THE JUDGE!
BRAVO!

Its pretty amazing how much room he had in there in those breeches for it to expand that far out. Obviously 4 way stretch! :lol:

Sonesta
Nov. 3, 2006, 11:53 PM
Yep. I just was reading the November USDF mag and, OMG, there it was again. On page 14. :eek:

Sunny Santa Cruz
Nov. 4, 2006, 12:00 AM
Someone help me with this. Is it Steffan Peters or Steffans Peter, I can never remember.


NO! It's Stiffen Peters!! :eek:

Sabine
Nov. 4, 2006, 12:46 AM
I saw the same- this picture is even more funny- even my 14 yr old son was amazed...:)

DJ
Nov. 4, 2006, 01:57 AM
NO! It's Stiffen Peters!! :eek:

Personally, I think it is StiffON Peters. :lol::lol::lol:

Sabine
Nov. 4, 2006, 02:46 AM
Personally, I think it is StiffON Peters. :lol::lol::lol:

NAAH- It's RIDEON PETER!!!

editted to add: upon further review it has been deemed a natural phenomenon...either it's a serious riding pant misfunction- or a major boner for a job well done...all is perfectly understandable and human...therefore- carry on!! and Win for the US again!!

CDNJumperGirl
Nov. 4, 2006, 11:16 AM
This thread has been a-rousing good time :D ;)

Oakstable
Nov. 4, 2006, 11:24 AM
My husband says it is a breeches malfunction, a fold in the fabric. Darn.

La Gringa
Nov. 4, 2006, 12:08 PM
My husband says it is a breeches malfunction, a fold in the fabric. Darn.

There is no way that is a fold in the fabric. Maybe a fold in the fabric with a tent pole holding it up!!! Looks like a Rocket about ready to launch! 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 ...............ahhhh that would be really embarrassing. :eek:

Oakstable
Nov. 4, 2006, 02:54 PM
I have an ad with a photo of another male rider with a similar fold in the fabric. The photo is taken from a different angle. But if it had been taken from the side like this photo was, you might draw the same conclusion.

Both riders are skinny men. Maybe there is too much fabric and it bunches up.

Caroline Weber
Nov. 4, 2006, 04:45 PM
I have an ad with a photo of another male rider with a similar fold in the fabric. The photo is taken from a different angle. But if it had been taken from the side like this photo was, you might draw the same conclusion.

Both riders are skinny men. Maybe there is too much fabric and it bunches up.

From what I've heard, this problem (not fabric related) is not uncommon.

La Gringa
Nov. 4, 2006, 05:39 PM
I have an ad with a photo of another male rider with a similar fold in the fabric. The photo is taken from a different angle. But if it had been taken from the side like this photo was, you might draw the same conclusion.

Both riders are skinny men. Maybe there is too much fabric and it bunches up.

This was not fabric, it was a protrusion in the fabric. Red hot poker.:winkgrin:

JCS
Nov. 4, 2006, 06:08 PM
I read a whole bunch of this thread before actually looking at the picture...I thought everyone was making a big deal about something that was probably not a big deal at all.

Then I looked at the picture.

Oh.
My.
God.

I have to delete that off my computer before my husband gets home! :lol:

Wait, but seriously... this is really a common problem? I can't imagine riding like that!

Elaine on Seinfeld once said "I don't know how you guys walk around with those things." Yeah.

Ware Whip!
Nov. 4, 2006, 09:29 PM
Got it, framed it, hung it on the Wall of Shame!
Great convo peice.

The word's "hung" and "piece" suffered no harm in this thread.

Ware Whip!

yaya
Nov. 4, 2006, 11:16 PM
Yeah, that ad on p.1 of USDF Connection does seem to show it's a common problem!

Or maybe both guys get their breeches from the same place.

Geez, I'll never be able to look at a guy riding dressage in the same way again!

islandrider
Nov. 5, 2006, 01:14 AM
...just for you sceptics who have obviously not stood before the real cover photo of the steeple of Stiffen's Peter, I gotta say, you just don't get how simple this is. Tonight, I did a little tent-pitching experiment of my own using Mr. SO. Lotsa angles could in fact be named a clothy breech bunch but at the angle in the photo it is only, and I say only, what we have named it already: Mister Happy turning on with a great ride!!!

Sabine
Nov. 5, 2006, 02:27 AM
the picture in USDF connection is better-- seems like Steffen is saying hello to the little fellow...:)

Equinetech
Nov. 5, 2006, 11:20 AM
...just for you sceptics who have obviously not stood before the real cover photo of the steeple of Stiffen's Peter, I gotta say, you just don't get how simple this is. Tonight, I did a little tent-pitching experiment of my own using Mr. SO. Lotsa angles could in fact be named a clothy breech bunch but at the angle in the photo it is only, and I say only, what we have named it already: Mister Happy turning on with a great ride!!!

Oh...um....Islandrider? That was an O-ver share hon. You could have said "after consulting the experts, Mr Island rider and I have determined that it could only have been due to Mr Happy..."

Although, I do have (and this is the sad part) more than one good male friend who has gone "riding clothes shopping" all by himself and come back with what looks to be a nice shadbelly or daycoat (saddleseat) and we women are looking at them thinking "nice coat, colors work well together...it's apropriate for the time of day/level of training of horse and rider...why does somehing look off? what is wrong?" and it isn't until we see them in the ring that we realize "Oh dear god in heaven, they've bought a women's coat, and it's tailored for a large breasted woman..." and (yes, this has happened to a few male friends, and is not discipline specific-although the saddleseat guys seem to be the worst at it) we get photographic proofs back from the show and the breast of the coat just bulges out in unseemly places...

Perhaps these guys bought this "fabulous new pair of breeches" at a tack sale, or tent sale (clearence?) or off ebay...and didn't realize they were tailored for um, really really really really large peniied men?

I mean, it could happen I suppose...but I've never seen it with breeches, and I've traveled multiple breed and open A circuits...

My money's on Mr Peters' Peter.

ThreeFigs
Nov. 5, 2006, 12:17 PM
This certainly isn't due to simple "cloth bunching", cheap breeches or any other such thing. There's obvious um, "pressure" being applied to the pants from the inside. I don't know much about men's undergarments, but isn't there any style or type that would keep Mr. Perky under control?

Chrissy
Nov. 5, 2006, 03:40 PM
This certainly isn't due to simple "cloth bunching", cheap breeches or any other such thing. There's obvious um, "pressure" being applied to the pants from the inside. I don't know much about men's undergarments, but isn't there any style or type that would keep Mr. Perky under control?

How about.... Duct Tape?! I hear its the solution to everything, and i'll freely admit to using it(albeit over my regular bra) more than once to strap down the girls once when I left my sports bra at home...

La Gringa
Nov. 5, 2006, 03:42 PM
How about.... Duct Tape?! I hear its the solution to everything, and i'll freely admit to using it(albeit over my regular bra) more than once to strap down the girls once when I left my sports bra at home...

oooh but it would have to be applied to the underwear, not to the skin. Ouch, could you imagine ripping off Duct Tape down there! That's not even funny. :eek:

Rebe
Nov. 5, 2006, 05:13 PM
Mr. Rebe and I just had a discussion of the photo in Practical Horseman. He is adamantly of the opinion that in no way could that be Mr. Happy. He claims that "there's no way Mr. Happy would stand up to that kind of pressure" - I think meaning physical, rather than "performance" pressure. :lol:

Of course, since this is a family-oriented board, I don't think we can really engage in a discussion of how much pressure Mr. Happy can withstand, or the various ways that pressure might be applied....:winkgrin:

Equinetech
Nov. 6, 2006, 08:16 AM
This certainly isn't due to simple "cloth bunching", cheap breeches or any other such thing. There's obvious um, "pressure" being applied to the pants from the inside. I don't know much about men's undergarments, but isn't there any style or type that would keep Mr. Perky under control?Oh god...Beasmom, you don't think....does he ride commando? :eek::eek::eek:!

ESG
Nov. 6, 2006, 09:05 AM
when you post something funny, i'll laugh. this is not funny, unless you're prepubescent.

And when you get a sense of humor, we'll all celebrate. Geez, lighten UP! :p

And the cover's changed, so I MISSED it! :cry:

ThreeFigs
Nov. 6, 2006, 10:28 AM
Can't imagine riding commando with a, well, um, you know. Ow! The friction! However, the "stretch" marks in the cloth indicate to me that something is pushing against the breeches. A simple fold in the breeches would not look like this...

The shorts that cyclists wear seem to keep "things" under control. Is there anything similar for our gentleman riders?

yaya
Nov. 6, 2006, 12:14 PM
You didn't miss it. Several very kind COTHers kept a link!

http://www.chronicleforums.com/Forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=13714&d=1162587079

Sonesta
Nov. 6, 2006, 01:14 PM
ESG, I've got the actual magazine if you want to see "it" in all its glory.

Mozart
Nov. 6, 2006, 01:55 PM
Well, I think the cover of Ride magazine was questionable, could possibly have been a wardrobe malfunction (thank you Janet Jackson, for giving us that phrase).

The picture in November's Practical Horseman makes it pretty clear. NOT a wardrobe malfunction. And methinks he rode commando. Are men worried about VPL? Would not have thought that to be the case.

Regardless, I think some specifically engineered foundation garments are in order! All in the name of competitiveness of course. Don't want anything to distract from the horse, dontcha know. Kind of like the excess bling argument. Not because we are a bunch of squeamish middle aged ladies...no, not that....:winkgrin:

islandrider
Nov. 6, 2006, 02:06 PM
Maybe we have invented, thanks to SP, a new dressage term: OTH-
On The Horizontal....

DairyQueen2049
Nov. 6, 2006, 02:13 PM
And methinks he rode commando. Are men worried about VPL? Would not have thought that to be the case.

:


Ba ha ha!! I read that as Visible P***S Lines
not Visible Panty Lines...and then GOT it.
oy

Equinetech
Nov. 7, 2006, 01:33 PM
Maybe we have invented, thanks to SP, a new dressage term: OTH-
On The Horizontal....
Yes, and I give you this COTHism:

"Pulling a Peters" shall henceforth be known as the act of riding commando and...erm...having the embarrassing photographic evidence of the "Visible Penis Lines" not only reproduced in multiple national magazines but talked about for endless weeks on more than one internet BB.

~Freedom~
Nov. 7, 2006, 02:10 PM
Maybe he was wearing one of these by mistake. A WonderJock?

http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2006/11/wonderjock_lifts_your_confidence.html

showgirlmia
Nov. 7, 2006, 02:23 PM
Another pic can be found in this month's Practical Horseman...how did no one catch this before these magazines went to press?

patch work farm
Nov. 7, 2006, 04:59 PM
USDF magazine, lower corner of page 14...I asked my trainer's wife if this is typical and she said his answer was "not EVEN on my very best rides!"

ESG
Nov. 7, 2006, 08:43 PM
ESG, I've got the actual magazine if you want to see "it" in all its glory.

OMGiH - he will never live this down. :eek: :lol:

But, that said, it's nice to see a man enjoy his job that much. :p

Kathy Johnson
Nov. 7, 2006, 09:01 PM
he will never live this down.

Clearly, he's living it up.