Anyway, yesterday I was looking at the portrait for a former MFH. I was surprized to see the stock pin painted vertically. I was always taught that the pin should be horizontal, if for no other reason than to prevent it from sticking you in the chin if it became unpinned. Is there a " new school" rule for stock pins? Am I really a dinosaur?
Last edited by Reds-n-Greys; Dec. 3, 2008 at 11:03 AM.
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Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm
Good job R&G!
You may now add Horsesaver Extraordinaire to your resume
I purchased a Charles Owen helmet on eBay and when it arrived, I noticed that the ribbon points down. Any suggestion what to do about it? Leave it alone? By the way, I'm definitely Not professional... Gloria
I took a needle and thread and just tacked a couple of stiches in my Chales Owen to put the ribbons up. I've heard of people using super glue or graft clue or just tucking them up. There are many ways you can do it.
Set youself apart from the crowd, ride a paint horse, you're sure to be spotted
I place my stock pin at an angle - just to mess with people.
My stock pin is usually on an angle because no matter how many times I try (and usually draw blood) I cannot get the damn thing straight. I generally spend about 10 minutes in front of the mirror trying to get it perfectly level (that will be my billion $ invention- a tiny little level to measure the perfect horizontalness of your stock pin)
Maybe instead of drag queen, those boots were meant for members of drag hunts with colors
Last edited by Little Valkyrie; Dec. 4, 2008 at 03:51 PM.
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It's psychosomatic. You need a lobotomy. I'll get a saw.
Hey - a little warning would have been nice!! Those things are going to give me nightmares.
So what are these? I'm thinking a jumper/dressage/drag queen kind of theme.
I'm guessing they had some leftover scraps of patent, and a new apprentice who fancied himself a bit of an arteest with the sewing machine, and they all thought, well, why not - some sucker will buy them, for sure!
Along with the rules for professional v. amateur, there are also rules for those MFHs who hunt their own hounds versus having a Huntsman. That may have something to do with the relative verticality of the stock pin.
You got it Romany! Mind you, WG would definitely wear hunt look-a-like boots out in the world with say...a nice wool skirt! But I'd probably avoid the patent leather because of the reflection issues....you remember reflection issues don't you?!!!
Always the fashionista...I bear no grudges against hunt wannabe dressing! We've all been there....or are there....or will be there.....or want to be there more!! There's a lotta that here in the Wash. DC area ya know! Hunt Wannabe Dressing capitol of the world!!!
The best hunt wannabe I ever saw was a housing developer rep. I was with LHW and we were on a run across a farm we had hunted for years. All of a sudden this big SUV comes across the field with its horn blaring. The field stops and out steps a woman in tall black boots, white britches and a scarlet coat. She was the rep for the developer who had bought the farm. She told us we couldn't hunt across their land anymore. It would be disturbing to the people who might buy plots their.
Of course, they advertised the whole hunt country thing and used pictures of KHW on their web site.