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A pictoral timeline of hunter dress codes from the last (gulp!) 50 years. UPDATE: New Pics -- p8

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  • #81
    Thank you! Okay, even I know that helmet. Perhaps it means "Grand Prix Approved?" How much do they usually go for new?

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by OneonOne:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mbdobbs:
    Okay, can someone help me with some of these abbreviations? I understand a GPA is a Grand Prix .... ??? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>mbdobbs, a GPA is a brand of approved helmet - one of the helmets with the vent "stripe" on the front, also known as a "skunk helmet." As of yet, I don't think anyone knows what the initials stand for. I've seen several threads about it, but no answers!

    _Any coupon works! Beware of paper cuts!_<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Goodbye Sister Disco. Take me where the music fits my soul.


    • #82
      Be prepared to shell out at least 300 big ones for a GPA... they're not cheap. If you want the look of a GPA, try on the GPA knockoff (International IRH)... if your noggin fits, it's a heck of a lot cheaper to get the "skunk" look that way.


      * * * * * * * * * * *
      Member of the "Vertically Gifted" clique, "I don't wear a GPA and proud of it!" clique, Connecticut clique, Missed Out On Ponies (MOOP) clique, IHSA clique, Frugal Riders, and -=Flying Horsewomen=- clique!

      "I’m only gonna sing this one more time. OHHH if you want it to be possessive it's just 'I-T-S.' But if it's supposed to be a contraction then it's 'I-T-apostrophe-S.' Scalawag!" -Strong Bad
      Road to the T3D
      fri [fri:] fritt fria (adj): Free
      skritt [skrit:] skritten (noun): Walk


      • #83
        Ahem ... and where are the initials on the cervical collar?

        I am in loff with those grays and the pony. I was already in loff with Valor.

        Don't nott to buy no ugly ass things for us to wear und then say it be a present for us, it don't nott to be, it be for you. - WILLEM


        • #84
          Bumping this up to request more pictures from our ::gasp:: oldies but goodies.

          Founder of: "Non-GPA owners" clique
          Member of: "I got left out of the ponies" clique
          Founder of: \"Non-GPA owners\" clique
          Member of: \"I got left out of the ponies\" clique


          • #85
            This is my grandmother

            no idea when, where... I think its sometime during the 40s


            Sometimes we live no particular way but our own -Grateful Dead


            • #86
              your mom - cool photo!
              www.savethehorses.org GA Horse Rescue


              • #87
                Cant help with the comp thing, but I can say that I am logged in on like 3 different computers at all times b/c it remembers my log in info on my computer, as well as my parents and boyfriends.

                I second, or third?, the idea of either emailing the pics to yourself and obtaining them on the already logged in computer or saving them to a CD or DISK and transfering them over. I am SO looking forward to more pics!

                Proud Member Of The Hot TB Mare, The Florida, & the Disgruntled College Student Clique

                Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!


                • #88
                  Out of curiosity why is it that in a lot of older photos I see like Yourmom's, why is the horse always pictured landing from the fence instead of the, the "knees up" photos we see today? When did this change?

                  Me:"...but you said stop after the last fence"
                  Trainer:" NO, I said TROT after the last fence"
                  Me:\"...but you said stop after the last fence\"
                  Trainer:\" NO, I said TROT after the last fence\"


                  • #89
                    Probably due to better photographic equipment now.


                    • #90
                      I think the six-year-old jumping with the pinto pony and the beautiful automatic release MUST be sent to GM at Practical Horseman. He would love it!


                      • Original Poster

                        OK, by *popular* demand (well, all 4 of you ) here are a couple more pictures. Mostly of Valor, since I have so many of him. I will do them in chronological order, for lack of any other plan.

                        These two are from my first show with him. Someone who saw these pictures when they were looking through the book of proofs at the photographers stand said, "He'd be a nice horse if he didn't hang his legs so bad."

                        "Oh yeah, I'll bet you're fat and can't ride!" --- Erin, Chief Cathearder.

                        [This message was edited by Lord Helpus on May. 06, 2004 at 05:06 PM.]
                        Last edited by Lord Helpus; Apr. 21, 2006, 10:19 AM.
                        "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                        Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


                        • Original Poster

                          One of my faves. Wish it had been in color. This was the last horse show at the Forum in Los Angeles in 1981. I know that for a fact, since even as I type, I am sitting on the cooler Valor won there -- I use it on my couch to keep the doggies from getting the couch dirty...

                          "Oh yeah, I'll bet you're fat and can't ride!" --- Erin, Chief Cathearder.
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                          "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                          Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


                          • Original Poster


                            "Oh yeah, I'll bet you're fat and can't ride!" --- Erin, Chief Cathearder.
                            Attached Files
                            "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                            Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


                            • #94
                              I remember that show. If I recall, Hai Karate won the GP. My friend's dad sung the National Anthem that night.


                              • #95
                                Poka Dot jump! Yay! LoL! And I love how in the picture of you jumping the grey with the rust breeches, they were almost the *same* color as the jump standards!

                                Helen H.
                                May your neighbours respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you. - Irish saying
                                Lover of Contigo M & Argus & all things merry!
                                helen belen|my mind


                                • #96
                                  hahahaha, spotty jump! Those are some great pics LH!

                                  your mom -- that picture is so fabulous.....

                                  My adventures as a working rider



                                  • #97
                                    O love the pics Valor is a knee snapper at that.. Gotta love those knees, and I agree that you should send the pic to GM of you as a 6 yr old, I would love to read his comments as Im sure others would too..

                                    Great horses!!!!

                                    I think we all should get out our old pics and post them I know I have some from the 70's that make me crindge just looking at them!! But Ithey are fun to look at and they are the past...

                                    Let the horse go, get out of its way, it knows what to do...Stop pulling and keep kicking!!!!!!


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Last one of Valor -- the Madison Square Garden picture

                                      "Oh yeah, I'll bet you're fat and can't ride!" --- Erin, Chief Cathearder.
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                                      "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                                      Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


                                      • #99
                                        LH - It is now obvious to everyone on this board that you are perfect and have been since you were 6 years old. Please stop posting pictures- you are making me feel so darn inadequate!!!

                                        LOVELY pictures- some ones of Valor that I've not seen before. Definetly a hunter that needed a bellyguard! I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your pictures (even if they do make me jealous! )

                                        Pictures: My Album
                                        Teneriffe Enterprises- NW Indiana


                                        • Original Poster

                                          One last picture, if I may. This is the gray horse from page one, that many of you commented on. His barn name was Moolah and he was a really nice horse. He was Appendix registered and his small feet and short pasterns were not made to support his 16.3 hand body, so he got navicular at age 7. However, he had a lovely life at my mother's farm for many years, baby sitting the yearling TB's racehorses-to-be.

                                          About 10 years after the Florida picture was taken I was living in California practicing law when I came back to visit my mother at her farm. I went out to ride Moolah, and I saw that he had gotten worse that I had realized. So, that visit I mainly groomed him and gave him treats. But my last day there, in the late afternoon, I decided that I did not want to leave without having a ride on my old friend. So I got a piece of baling twine, tied it around his neck and climbed on. We wandered around the farm and had a lovely quiet time together in the late afternoon winter sun. Before I got off, I asked the farm manager to take this picture.

                                          This was the last time I saw Moolah-man and I am very glad I had a chance to say good bye.

                                          PS: All of you safety do-gooders, please do not bother to post about my outfit. It gets old, and sometimes a girl and her old friend just need to take a toodle around the farm together.

                                          "Oh yeah, I'll bet you're fat and can't ride!" --- Erin, Chief Cathearder.
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                                          "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                                          Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump