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Your most "attractive" farm getup

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  • Your most "attractive" farm getup

    I was just thinking about what I sight I must look like when I went out to feed the horses a few minutes ago.

    I had on pink boxers, blue and neon green striped socks, brown fleece lined crocks, an old lady light blue sweatshirt with a brown Indiana Jones T underneath, and a head lamp. A sight to behold.

    There have been many more worse outfits however. Especially in winter. What are some of yours?

    Fortunately we all know our horses love to see us whatever we wear since our arrival ususally means food.

  • #2
    Since I feed on my way to work in the morning, the combination of my nice, clean work clothes and the skanky muck boots that live in the tack room is comical, if nothing else. I dread the day when I'll eventually forget to switch back into my work shoes!

    I like bright colors, and have very little matchy-matchy sensibility, so my barn and riding clothes can get a little crazy: purple hat, magenta sweater, kelly green vest, pink socks . . .
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    • #3
      In the winter, it is the michelin man look.
      If I fall, I just roll along.


      • #4
        Originally posted by Bluey View Post
        In the winter, it is the michelin man look.
        If I fall, I just roll along.

        Hahahaha.....me too....probably look a little like the fat suits on the Ellen Degeneres show....fall over and roll to where I want to get. Two pairs of long johns, fat jeans, thick sweatpants over that. Cotton socks, wool socks, funky old steel toed work boots that are coming apart at seams but I spent too much to throw them away until they truly fall off my feet. Long john shirt, t-shirt, long sleeved t-shirt, at least one hooded sweatshirt, down vest, windbreaker with hood (over the hood of the sweatshirt and possibly over a ski hat). Cotton roping gloves, leather thinsulate lined work gloves. If I remembered...my hair tied back under all in a scrunchie...if not then graying red/blond/light brown whatever color hair blowing around and usually getting in my eyes. Getting back into the house I'm usually covered with a fine coating of high quality alfalfa leaf that is inevitable as the wind here WILL switch direction just as I step out of the house in order to make me wear at least some significant portion of the hay budget ON me when chores are complete. No wonder I have no social life.
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        Northern NV


        • #5
          I like the Oregon early summer look, when the mud and rain are warm. I'm particularly fetching in long tshirt, shorts and black rubber boots. My fancy-man gelding is humiliated to be seen near me!
          They're not miniatures, they're concentrates.

          Born tongue-in-cheek and foot-in-mouth


          • #6
            I always look especially classy in winter. The usual ensemble is baggy fleece pants (werent baggy until this winter), a permanently dirty sweatshirt (engine grease), a tan canvas coat with one pocket flapping happily in the breeze, camo gloves and camo aviator hat w/fur earflaps and face flap and with a lovely patina of grease, oil, horse slobber and cat food smears. I complete the look with Muck Boots and finish with eau de diesel fuel. Right now, I have tossed away the camo waterproof winter gloves for a lighter pair that are neon green or yellow (they are bright anyway) with dipped palms so I can grip stuff when it is wet. tIn summer, I do look a lot better and cleaner except for the filthy ball cap and that almost permanent diesel fuel smell. As far as hair style? well just old hippie with roan hair now
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            • #7
              Long nightgown, barn shoes, short coat. Not so cold, nightgown, blue jeans, barn shoes. In Colorado, after a storm, nightgown, carharts, boots, bomber hat...come back in take off all but nightgown and go back to bed.


              • #8
                ugh this is so fitting, yesterday one of those always put together super adorable moms who just writes the check and doesn't know a thing about horses (until the kid quit that is) dropped off some stuff to me because I bought their old pony, I was out back cleaning out sticks from a new pasture we just cleared and we were burning them in a small bonfire, I unruly hair looked like greasy smokey dreadlocks, I had on stretchy pants that have bleach and other various stains on them, old uggs boots with a hole worn through the toe, my husband holey sweatshirt that practically hangs to my knees, NO BRA!!! (gasp) so the girls prob. looked like they were to my knees too ;-) and reeked like smoke (with bloodshot eyes and runny nose from the smoke to boot) and to top it off all four kids are running around dirty and two of the dogs came running up the driveway barking and circling her!! Needless to say I was mortified.
                Last edited by barnbum81; Mar. 23, 2011, 08:10 AM.


                • #9
                  Definitely my Walls insulated coveralls. Adds about 50 lbs. Mr KC loves to make fun of me when I wear them.


                  • #10
                    Lets not forget... Not only do we look fetching but we smell even better
                    "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
                    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.


                    • #11
                      For me its not the morning feedings that get me, its the night checks. Since horses are generally fed by boss ( earlier then I start work) or by me when I get to work I am already in work clothes.

                      Night checks can get an odd variety of outfits. Most are some combination of hot pink pj pants ( or shorts) with pull on muck boots ( generally no socks but if I do have socks they are fuzzy slipper socks). Tops is normally the corresponding pj top ( so hot pink ) with either a fleece sweater on top depending how cold it is.

                      There has been more then once that i have had to call boss to deal with a colic in my lovely outfits. lol

                      Don't tend to worry to much since its only a 20 foot dash to the barn , a quick check to make sure everyone is happy and no one is cast ( normally hear them anyway). Have more troubles dodging the sprinklers in the dark! hehe

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                      • #12
                        Polarfleece PJ pants, long sleeve shirt, purple western jacket from 1992, muck boots, and my iPod so I can muck stalls with a book tape. Winter, cover it with Carhartts. Summer, change all that to tank top, athletic shorts and ratty sneakers. With book tape on iPod.


                        • #13
                          My favorite trick is to think, "nobody is here, going to see me". those are the days I end up at the vets or some emergency drug store run.
                          Best outfit, baggy stained sweats that hang waaayyy down past my crotch, holey favorite sweat shirt, split seam paddock boots, no makeup, don't comb the hair. Loverly.


                          • #14
                            no makeup, don't comb the hair
                            SOP. Gave up makeup decades ago, and the hair is wavy and short and no comb can tame it, so I call that "my style".
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                            • #15
                              Ball cap, baggy sweat shirt for winter tank top for summer and either breeches covered by sweats or yoga pants. Tall cowboy boots are always on my feet though the color and state of disrepair change by what's closest to the door. High summer has me in shorts which are usually cut off jeans. My trainer is constantly amazed at how I manage to ride in shorts and cowboy boots and not chafe the heck out of my legs.
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                              Originally Posted by alicen:
                              What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.


                              • #16

                                LMAO at your description - at least when that other mom dropped off the stuff, you made her feel like she was giving to a worthwhile cause!!!!


                                I can only imagine! Yeah - the meter-reader came in early one day while I was still in barn "attire" - sweats chopped off at the knee, tall clunky muck boots and coleman plaid shirt over some tacky tshirt, no makeup (eek!) and hair standing on end. It was quite attractive to him - NOT! I think he visibly recoiled!
                                Originally posted by SmartAlex

                                Give it up. Many of us CoTHers are trapped at a computer all day with no way out, and we hunt in packs. So far it as all been in good fun. You should be thankful for that.


                                • #17
                                  Yeah, my rag-tag barn wardrobe consists of anything worn, stained, and/or out of style (probably never in style to begin with). In fact, unless I'm especially dirty, I don't bother to change after evening chores...which, prompted DH to comment just last night (as I was watching "What Not to Wear"...how apropo) "You should see about getting on that show". SIGN ME UP!

                                  Also, I cringe when the doorbell rings - it's a major debate whether to answer it or not. I usually peek out the window, first...if it's a delivery person, they can just leave it on the porch.
                                  Is it me or do 99.9% of cowboys just look better with their hats on?


                                  • #18
                                    The girl that feeds left the water on in the pasture the other night. I was just about to go to bed when she texted me. I went out in an old t-shirt and grey and pink sneakers. At first I went out in socks and then figured out she left on the water in the very back pasture.

                                    The things you do when you live on a farm LOL
                                    Last edited by Lmabernathy; Mar. 23, 2011, 11:52 AM.


                                    • #19
                                      In winter: fur lined hat with knit outside and weird mohawk made out of yarn, it has the ear flaps and long things hanging down with little knots on the ends. Anyways, it's ridiculous in itself but its the warmest hat ever. Jack with various stains on it, with lots of layers undernear, sweatpants or powerstretch fleece leggings, camo insulated tall boots. polar fleece lined deerskin gloves.

                                      In Summer: Tee shirt, shorts, tall leather "country boots" or sleeping shirt (comes to knees) and said country boots.

                                      Spring and Fall: Whatever combination works for the conditions LOL

                                      Never any makeup.. usually sporting a hat of some sort. I tend towards the messenger type hats or "golf" hats.
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                                      • #20
                                        remember HIMB?

                                        Hay In My Bra...first stop after arriving at work is ladies' room to get the hay out of hair and brush off whatever went down the front of the coat....