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    Default Rust Breeches in Eq

    I was reading through the thread on french blue coats and it got me thinking about rust breeches which i have wanted for forever!
    Problem is, I'm in school and just recently horseless so I mostly show IHSA besides catch riding a bit when I am home. So what do you guys think about rust breeches in IHSA? too out there or a great way to stand out?
    I would wear them with a white shirt/navy jacket combo and either my speed air (all black) or more traditional CO hampton.



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    Ask your coach. If he/she thinks they're ok, it might be a way to get noticed, depending on their taste and your region. I think mine would have choked us, though; no way, no how.
    "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"



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    agree with the above posters..check with your coach. I love rust. BUT my feeling is..you better be able to find 8 jumps well while wearing rust because the judge will sure remember you!

    (hence why i don't show in rust breeches!)



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    As long as you keep it very classic - black jacket / rust breeches is pretty hard to beat (not on a grey though)



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    unless you chip.. lol that's not too hard to beat.



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    QUOTE=myalter1;5965616]unless you chip.. lol that's not too hard to beat.[/QUOTE]




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    no black jackets in equ...rust wouldnt bother me/ I believe Whitney Roper got a ribbon at Medal FInals wearing rust a while back...
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
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    I love me some rusts, but I don't know anything about IHSA, so I'd ask your coach.
    I'd wear them with your CO hampton though, that'd be a very nice, classical look.



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    Rust looks good on a heavier rider or a rider with thick thighs.



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    ....I definitely would not. People want it to have a come back, but I just do not ever see it happening. Wearing rust breeches will definitely get you noticed...and probably not the way you want.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RougeEmpire View Post
    Rust looks good on a heavier rider or a rider with thick thighs.
    People have been saying that for decades.

    That doesn't make it true.



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    I wouldn't for IHSA. Most IHSA coaches have specific guidelines for what they want their riders to wear (tan breeches, white shirt, dark coat). I'd ask your coach about it before showing up at one of the shows in rust.



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    I think it was Maggie Jayne who rocked the rust and won Maclay (or was it Medal) finals...
    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief



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    Technically rust is informal attire and only appropriate for day time classes and not for equitation... not that anyone cares about any of that any more.



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    I definitely wouldn't do it in IHSA. Absolutely not. My coach would never allow it, and I don't think think you really WANT to stand out that much in IHSA necessarily because if you get a sub-par horse, the judge is going to be watching you that much closer.

    IMO, if you want to wear rust breeches, you BETTER have a horse that wows the judges.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mroades View Post
    no black jackets in equ...rust wouldnt bother me/ I believe Whitney Roper got a ribbon at Medal FInals wearing rust a while back...
    What do you mean no black jackets in the eq?



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    I wouldn't wear rust in the Eq, and definitely not in IHSA.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter/JumperMom View Post
    What do you mean no black jackets in the eq?
    No kidding! Black is the new navy in the Big Eq...



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    awww shucks, maybe ill buy them and just wear them to school and ill live out my "eq in rust breeches" dream in my head.



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    I hate the look of rust breeches. Tan for me, always!



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