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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun. 16, 2001
    Los Angeles, California

    Default Great research on the early 60s office decor & cars- Scenes with horses...not so much

    The second season of Mad Men (HBO)

    The inaccuracies of the stable, riding gear and types of riding done by the society/corporate wives are gag - worthy. If you need to drop a few pounds please watch.

    I have spotted colored helmets circa 80's, Spanish tops on boots- boots that are so big they just slide off, corporate wives showing up in full makeup and actually grooming their own horses, peacock safety stirrups, a comedian that actually referenced dressage, modern saddles half assed braids on too long manes for lessons (Correct me wasn't that about the time roached manes were in vogue?)

    I'm surprised I haven't seen a late model El toro tractor in the background
    Last edited by 5; May. 4, 2013 at 09:59 PM.
    "Mummy, I need a new horse. This one's not fit for dog food. "

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  2. #2
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    Oct. 28, 2007


    I dont remember roached manes, corporate wives wore makeup but I do recall them handwallking to graze (but not groom) and my instructor had been on the cuban dressage olympic team, so dressage existed. Everyone rode in double reins even we kids.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 28, 2006
    The rocky part of KY


    I haven't seen the show but my friends love it - Patey(?) hard hats came in colors and the boots I remember were real stove pipes with some serious wrinkle action at the ankles and about a four inch gap below the knee too. I remember seeing roached manes on the photos of Army mounts, but weren't they a decade or more before the series' setting? The Stubben Siegfried could be bought by 1970, and probably earlier.
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