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    Talking Style in the Eq Ring!

    Well, I have always been fascinated by the new horseshow trends - especially the eq. So do you know of anything interesting? What's acceptable and unnaceptable in the eq ring? Any new trends worth talking about?
    Thank you for the input!



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    Well...the trend at the lower level,local shows around here seems to be the duck-ass poser look lots of arched backs, butts sticking out and no release. Also, jumping ahead of the horse seems to be really popular
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    Duck-ass .... ROFL
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    Of course, the year that I start in the eq. ring, it seems that the trends at the shows that I go to (schooling shows) has now become having an amazing, fancy warmblood and better eq. than I've ever seen at these shows. Maybe that's just my nerves though, haha.

    Anyway, I've also noticed the overly arched back. And strangely, the trainers in the warm-up ring are telling the riders to "dip" their back more? A lot of riders have also started half-seating in the eq. flat classes. Fashion-wise, I've just noticed more black jackets than normal, and more custom boots, even though, as I said, the shows I go to are pretty low-level.



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    Thank you all for your responses-they're very interesting! I've certainly noticed the overly arched backs. I have seen trainer tell their students that they need to arch their backs more! It's confused me. How did this happen? Not only is it bad, but it looks weird, too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    Well...the trend at the lower level,local shows around here seems to be the duck-ass poser look lots of arched backs, butts sticking out and no release. Also, jumping ahead of the horse seems to be really popular
    Yep, too much of this going on!
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    Black coats are back!


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    Maybe they think that it gives them the tall rail thin look that seems to be desired by some!



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    Default 2013 Trends

    Dark coats- navy, black, charcoal, piping on the lapels.
    Tan breeches
    White shirts
    Charles Owen or Samshield helmets
    plain silver spurs- no bling

    For the horse- dark oiled tack, big D-ring bits or pelhams
    Fitted white pad- no half pads anymore
    Leather open front boots and ankle boots

    Generally speaking the best round wins despite what you are wearing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    Well...the trend at the lower level,local shows around here seems to be the duck-ass poser look lots of arched backs, butts sticking out and no release. Also, jumping ahead of the horse seems to be really popular
    Don't forget stirrups two to three holes longer than they should be. Very "in" these days. In fact, without this trend, you probably wouldn't see the rest of that gorgeous look.
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    Those martingales were so taut, you could play Ode to Joy on them with a comb


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    Custom and dress boots have become popular from what I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    Well...the trend at the lower level,local shows around here seems to be the duck-ass poser look lots of arched backs, butts sticking out and no release. Also, jumping ahead of the horse seems to be really popular
    Around here we call that the "potty seat" (short for porta-potty seat).
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    Quote Originally Posted by savethedate View Post
    Custom and dress boots have become popular from what I've seen.
    I should hope dress boots would be popular, they have always been "formal" attire.


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    Well, you know how it goes. People who once wouldn't have been caught dead in dress boots or a black coat (and probably would have snickered behind the backs of anyone they saw wearing them) are now happily wearing them, because they're back "in style." One year, horrors!, another year, stylin!

    Fortunately, the potty seat is still possible with dress boots.
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    Those martingales were so taut, you could play Ode to Joy on them with a comb


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    Quote Originally Posted by SillyHorse View Post
    Well, you know how it goes. People who once wouldn't have been caught dead in dress boots or a black coat (and probably would have snickered behind the backs of anyone they saw wearing them) are now happily wearing them, because they're back "in style." One year, horrors!, another year, stylin!

    Fortunately, the potty seat is still possible with dress boots.
    I think that dress boots have become more popular now because they're zip dress boots that actually contour the leg - and look very similar to field boots. Why buy laced boots when you just zip them up? No point in it, so why not get dress boots? :P


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    Quote Originally Posted by horsegal301 View Post
    I think that dress boots have become more popular now because they're zip dress boots that actually contour the leg - and look very similar to field boots. Why buy laced boots when you just zip them up? No point in it, so why not get dress boots? :P
    Laced boots, you say? The laces aren't even real anymore!

    My dress boots contour to my legs . . . So I need silicone spray, boot pulls (do the juniors out there know what those are?) and 2 friends to help me get in and out of them . . . On second thought, maybe my legs contour to the boots.


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    Quote Originally Posted by horsegal301 View Post
    I think that dress boots have become more popular now because they're zip dress boots that actually contour the leg - and look very similar to field boots. Why buy laced boots when you just zip them up? No point in it, so why not get dress boots? :P
    Then what's the deal with zip field boots?
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    Those martingales were so taut, you could play Ode to Joy on them with a comb



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    When you talk about "style" I assume you are referring to clothes and tack...so here goes.
    Beige breeches
    Dark hunt coat (have been seeing piping on the lapels)
    White shirts
    Charles Owens or Samsheild helmets
    Horse- Big D ring snaffle or Pelham bit
    Wide Noseband bridle with fancy stitching
    Leather neoprene lined eq boots
    white fitted pad



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    Just returned from a show and in the eq ring I didn't see any duck butts LOL

    I did see LOTS of Tailored Sportsman tan breeches, tall field boots with zippers and elastic laces (Monicos, Der Daus), most rode with spurs, white snap collar shirts with a color inside when you unsnap your shirt and roll up your sleeves, navy blue or black Allon coats - some with conservative piping and four button coats were the thing, CO helmets, leather Eq boots (CWDs, bevals no sheepskin) front and back, Pelham bits, and silver fillis irons (since the black ones will be illegal soon).
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    RUST IS BACK, BABY! So are green hunt coats, brown-capped boots, and velvet helmets!!!!!!

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