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the Elegant Coat with the GIANT pinney!

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  • the Elegant Coat with the GIANT pinney!

    So how elegant is the dressage coat REALLY, when you wear a pinney the size of a mailbox? No way the photos can be any less attractive. See Sunday at Wilton Horse Trials on EN.


  • #2
    Maybe not all that elegant, but great for all us volunteers who are getting older and whose eyesight gets worse by the year!!


    • #3
      I totally agree gry2yng!
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      • #4
        Defintely not pretty for dressage. Perfect for xc.
        Things happen for a reason...so when I reach over and smack you upside the head, just remember...you gave me a reason!


        • #5
          Coming over from H/J land...Are pinnies required in all phases?? I see how they are helpful on XC, having an easier to read number can help jump judges and keep track of riders. Wouldn't a bridle tag be acceptable, and better looking, for dressage? For stadium, could the bridle tag, plus a number pinned on the saddle pad like we do in the jumpers be ok?

          I did PC as a kid, and do the very rare starter trial nowadays, and I really despise having a pinney. Just curious as to what my options are if I ever make a quick trip to the dark side.
          Originally posted by JSwan
          Prove it....Otherwise, you're just coming off as a whackjob.
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          • #6
            Maybe it's just a sight I'm used to, but I didn't even notice the number bibs despite their size!


            • #7
              The pinney was the first thing I saw when I looked at those pics! ewwww

              They look terrible with a coat. If they're going to make people wear that pinney let them wear sport shirts under it and do away with the coat. I don't see the point of dressing up and then putting that thing on top. If you're going to look like that you might as well be comfortable!!!!!!


              • #8
                Originally posted by nomeolvides View Post
                Maybe it's just a sight I'm used to, but I didn't even notice the number bibs despite their size!
                I agree!
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                • #9
                  I was given these, http://www.dressagedeluxe.co.uk/Shop...t&productid=35 by my COTH secret santa last year. I have used them at a couple of unrecognized where they do not give out bridle numbers. I am thinking of getting http://www.hamag.com.au/numberholder.html
                  OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                  • #10
                    Last time I jump judged for XC, I took my birding binoculars, and there were still times that it was hard to read the pinneys! (sometimes they are a bit scrunched up, horse going by quickly, etc.) So for XC, keep 'em big and bright. But dressage? Have to agree, they are uber ugly. With a decent ring steward, is there really ever any question which rider / horse are in the ring?
                    I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                    I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09


                    • #11
                      I hate wearing pinnies... they're always massively too big on me so I have to do all sorts of things to even keep them on. I get it for XC, that makes sense, but for dressage or jumping? Icky.
                      Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.


                      • #12
                        Part of my scribe "kit" (besides what the organizer packs, bug spray, cough drops, sunscreen, water bottle, mints, tissues, various styles of hat:rain, sun, ballcap) I always bring binoculars to get the bridle number as the horse circles the ring.

                        I agree that big ol' pinnies aren't the most attractive. Those little skinny kids can wear a potato sack and look great. Gravity has changed my body enough that I need all the hiding power a black coat can give me. The pinny completely undoes that!
                        They don't call me frugal for nothing.
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