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

    OK, lets start this off 49 years ago (so I lied about the 50 year thing. So sue me.)

    Jr. Essex Troop, NJ.

    Small Pony Hunters

    Note: Long Shank pelham, big round fat braids (held in with rubber bands), huge loop in tail braid, number in collar of coat, thin white elastic "chin strap" sewn in by mother who loved me and thought it would make a difference, black coat and big old clunky off the rack boots.

    But, notice the size of the jump! Pretty impressive for a 6 year old, eh?

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

    [This message was edited by Lord Helpus on May. 09, 2004 at 06:42 PM.]
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    What an absolutely wonderful pic LH!!!! I loooove it. Unfortunatly, I won't be able to contribute util the 80's roll around . How cool is that pic...and you are just TOO CUTE (as is your pony)! Am I seeing things or is does he have caulks in his shoes?? Did they have those back then *blushes*?
    Nat

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    • #3
      You were 6?!? I wish I rode like that when I was 6...

      Great picture. Hurry up and post the rest!

      -Nicole-

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      • #4
        holy cow! I wish I rode like that at 6!

        Whoever said Money couldn't buy happiness didn't know where to buy a horse

        I DONT HAVE A GPA! (clique!)
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        • Original Poster

          #5
          Fast forward 9 years:

          Montpelier VT 1964

          More braids in the mane, better tail job, stubben saddle with real sheepshin saddle pad.

          Boots have patent leather tops and breeches have the flair at the thigh since they have no stretch in them.

          But, all in all I am starting to look a little modern. But still (gasp) using an automatic release.

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          "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

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          • #6
            The jump? what?
            I'm more impressed to see a 6 year old handling double reins in a jumping class! (it's not an easy task with little hands)

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            • #7
              Well apparently, humour is not your only gift!

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                #8
                Moving from mid 60's to mid 70's -- this is when things got weird.

                Baby blue coats, rust breeches, velvet collars and pocket flaps... We thought we were stylin'!!!

                But, the huge Stubben saddle flaps are gone and boots are now custom. So some parts of the modern look are sneaking in there. Also, although you can't see it, braiding has become "modern". (No tail braid since the horse rubbed his to the bone on the 24 hour van ride down to Fla. It was gross...)

                But that pesky automatic release is still there... Well, it will go away sooner or later....

                This is WPB in 1977 in the A/O's

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                "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

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                • #9
                  What a beautiful gray!!!

                  ~ ~ ~ ~

                  Alison

                  "Why does this happen to me? What is a Javascript and why is mine void???" - Lord Helpus

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                  • #10
                    Pam, the 70s A/O photo proves my theory that baby blue huntcoats are like Christmas fruitcakes: there is only one in existence and it keeps getting passed around.

                    Aren't you happy that Sea Urchin has your coat now?

                    In all seriousness: fabulous pictures. Love both your flashy gray horses!

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                    • Original Poster

                      #11
                      Moving into the early 1980's, or "the Valor years" -- I have already posted several of his truly good pictures, so I chose a picture this time which exemplifies WHY I love rust breeches.
                      This is from Washington International in 1982 or 1983. I had gotten a tad pudgy (yes, I do still have a neck although you cannot see it...) and even though I am popping out of my riding jacket, I think that the rust breeches do quite a good job of making my bulk look, er,... less bulky....

                      Everything else is pretty similar to today, except for all the fancy stitching which was big in the 80's, as was mentioned in the other thread. If the picture was bigger, one could see that my initials are stitched into the center of the noseband.....

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                      "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

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                        #12
                        And now, sigh, the late 80's.

                        The dress code has really changed.

                        'Nuff said.

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                        "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

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                        • #13
                          that's what you get for that nasty auto-release.

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                          • #14
                            I love these!

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                              #15
                              Having gotten through the 90's, I'm back on track in the new century, and am once again stylin' with peach shirt, gray coat, puke green breeches, black custom field boots and a GPA.

                              Also, raised bridle, TCPS, and shiney horse.

                              OK --- I finally have figured out how to stand up in my stirrups, jump ahead of the horse, look straight dhown and lean on my hands!

                              Damn, it only took 5 decades. And they say I am a slow learner.

                              Xegeba, I think you are right. It was that damned automatic release that did me in. No more of that stuff for me!

                              [Edited because the first version sounded incredibly pompous when I reread it. ]

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                              "Oh yeah, I'll bet you're fat and can't ride!" --- Erin, Chief Cathearder.
                              Last edited by Lord Helpus; Apr. 21, 2006, 10:19 AM.
                              "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                              Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump

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                              • #16
                                OMG! YOU have a GPA???? I'm ruined. Time for cocktails.....

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                                • #17
                                  I am so disapointed at your abandonment of the auto release! This post was beginning to look like a photo gallery of excellent releases. I think the crest relese is icky.

                                  Go retro! Go auto!
                                  Power to the People

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                                  • #18
                                    I see you have also upgraded to the HS stirrups, too!

                                    Kim

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                                    • #19
                                      your horses are beautiful!! I have to say though, the gray is appsolutely amazing!

                                      "You've been hoodwinked. You've been had.
                                      You've been took. You've been led astray, led amok.
                                      You've been Bamboozled."

                                      -- Malcolm X

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                                      • #20
                                        Great photos, LH! I am quite impressed with your skills as a 6 year old!

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