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  1. #1
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    Default New "Formal" Dressage Attire For the Ladies

    From my guy perspective, I think it looks very elegant! What say you women of the CotH? Are the Russians the new fashionistas in dressage?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtKvptHt0kA
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    How exactly does one wear a sports bra with a strapless riding outfit?

    For my sake (or, more appropriately the sake of people who have to watch me ride), I sure hope that doesn't become the new fashion! I might give myself a black eye and blind all onlookers.



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    interesting to say the least....it was distracting to me the way her hair flopped around with every stride. other than that, it was a nice ride...



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    I thought it was a lovely outfit for a freestyle exhibition ride! Elegant indeed!

    I'm guessing the bodice part of the outfit was a sort of bustier/corset, which appears to give support. The feather boa might disguse a halter style bra, perhaps?

    Agree with the distracting, flopping hair.

    Those strapless affairs wouldn't be appropriate for everyone. Like me, for instance. People would pay me NOT to dress like that. One of the first things I thought of was SUNBURN at outdoor shows, especially at our high altitude.



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    I can barely keep up a strapless dress at a party (not a whole lot to hold it there... have been known to resort to tape ). I can't imagine keeping one up at the trot!
    "Adulthood? You're playing with ponies. That is, like, every 9 year old girl's dream. Adulthood?? You're rocking the HELL out of grade 6, girl."



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    Whatever bra or combo thing she is wearing sign me up. Beautiful presentation and horse! Flopping hair was a distraction but it was a beautiful ride.
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    Originally Posted by alicen:
    What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.



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    Why not? It's no less practical than wearing a wool, lined, long-sleeved riding coat in the Texas heat. And a whole lot purtier!



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    You're right!



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    Lovely,except for the hair...should be in a chignon.



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    With a tiara, perhaps?



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    It's a freestyle show in the spring (march), called Spring Carnival. This is a freestyle costume class, everyone is in costume. There are individual classes, quadrille, a artsy performance class, and a pas de deux. This is the pas de deux winnter, with a %75 which includes music choice, costume, equitation, and horse performance.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y7R8Zqx ... re=related



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