I think the gal on the cover looks great. But since I'm not buying any fun stuff from tack shops anymore (my most exciting purchase lately was "aw crap, I thought I had another tube of Equimax in my car") I use tack shop catalogs to admire other people's pretty ponies. I can admire pretty girls at the local Starbucks, though, admittedly, I'd get a much deserved talking to if I stared.
I would so buy a Canoe You shirt!
"I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep." - Harry Dresden
Amy's Stuff - Rustic chic and country linens and decor
Support my mom! She's gotta finance her retirement horse somehow.
Dover just kills me, there "Models" are models, not riders, and they look skinnier all the time, At least BOB uses riders in many of the shots.
Plus do YOU look that good when at the barn?? I know I did not.
Those breeches have been around for years. I own 2 pairs myself. I guess that makes me a grade A slut.
LOL I guess Animo copied them... I have never seen the jean fancy pocket breeches..... I actually think they are cute but I don't personally need to bring attention to something that already gets too much attention on its own...
Live in the sunshine.
Swim in the sea.
Drink the wild air.
I was being silly with my "hooker" comment up above, of course. Not the cover so much, but a lot of the things in these tack catalogs and stores these days just gross me out--they look like a "Juicy Couture" truck collided with one from Ralph Lauren and the wreck mixed cargo.
Yeah, I'm an old-school fuddy-duddy who believes the barn should be a pretty sexless place except for mares in season; if only because there ARE so many impressionable young kids there. A few of the "new styles" I think are trashy:
FITS breeches look like a bonobo's butt. Just weird. You want to draw eyes to THAT? Low-rise with muffin-top speaks for itself. Ditto the bum-crack out the other side. While I realize these Animo jackets are comfortable over a big fence, they drape just horribly (yes, I tried one on) and that's beaucoup wampum to pay for, basically, polyester.
Huge, blingy "crests" like Joules et. al. look like they belong on a hip-hop star and are a self-parody of traditional dressing. Even worse are jeans/breeches with what looks like tattoo decorations embroidered in gold.
Who EVER got the idea of crusting up browbands, spurs, stirrup irons even with colored rhinestone crystals? Ewww . . . looks like my grandmother's reading glasses from Wal-Mart. And there is NO ONE, I mean NO ONE over the age of puberty who really enhances the landscape on horseback sporting a hurts-the-eyes print, shrunken polyester tank top.
You'll find a lot of this dreckomania on Dover's "Closeouts" page--for a REASON.