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  • a trip down memory lane

    OKAY....I am the first to admit that I am in my 40's....so I thought (mid life crisis anyone) that I would look back at some old pictures of myself....

    Here is what I saw:

    Caliente

    Silk cover with pom pom and bow tied ribbon

    Hampa boots

    All purpose saddle for all three phases

    Dressage in a hunt coat...at FEI levels!!!!

    Rust Breeches

    Pull on gum coloured bell boots

    Anyone want to add to the list?

    This should give the "kids" something to laugh about!!!!
    Last edited by snoopy; Oct. 9, 2007, 11:20 PM. Reason: what else???...spelling errors

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    Hey... I still use gum colored pull on bell boots!
    ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bornfreenowexpensive View Post
      Hey... I still use gum colored pull on bell boots!
      I bought a pair to use last year and I'm 15

      But... the first time I put them on the horse stepped on one with the other foot and ripped it (I have no idea how, really). And I haven't been able to find any more in the local tack shops, and I needed a different kind for my current horse, anyway.
      God forbid that I go to a heaven in which there are no horses

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      • #4
        Off the top of my head:

        Rugby shirts for XC

        Flat nosebands or real dropped nosebands

        What's a safety vest?

        Penalty boxes around each XC fence (don't fall off in the box!)

        XC before SJ - ALWAYS!

        White string gloves for dressage - LOL! (Oh my, how I HATED those things!)

        SCFarm
        The above post is an opinion, just an opinion. If it were a real live fact it would include supporting links to websites full of people who already agreed with me.

        www.southern-cross-farm.com

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          #5
          Oh and stalls without rubber matting, no fans in summer, and the best one my Barbra Bain space 1999 feathered hair....

          You may well be wondering what was wrong with the hair....did I mention that dear old snoops is a male!!!!


          Breeches with SOCKS pulled up to the knee....what were half chaps???!!!!

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          • #6
            Rugby shirts for XC

            Flat nosebands or real dropped nosebands
            Still use both of those.
            Janet

            chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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            • #7
              Marlborough Boots...
              Seb
              Aca-Believe it!!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Janet View Post
                Still use both of those.
                So do I, along with my vintage rust breeches on occasion. But, my dear, it does date us.

                SCFarm
                The above post is an opinion, just an opinion. If it were a real live fact it would include supporting links to websites full of people who already agreed with me.

                www.southern-cross-farm.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by snoopy View Post
                  Oh and stalls without rubber matting, no fans in summer!
                  I evented out in California. I think there was one event I went to that had rubber mats...only because they had permanent stalls! Fans? I didn't even know people used those until I came out to Virginia!

                  I have a rugby shirt for XC. I remember having to get a vest when they first came out right as I started eventing.

                  lead weight pads (never used one but I do know about them and figured I should add something to the list! )
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                  • #10
                    I'm in my 40's, too, and I have the same pictures

                    I still have my Caliente...all the insides have hardened and come out tho, LOL!

                    foam lined vinyl "shipping boots" ( to take the place of "BB Satin Star" cotton sheets and leg wraps...)

                    velvet helmet with elastic chin strap and plastic cup for chin...

                    long brown "bats" for cross country with the fringey leather all down the last 10"

                    string girths

                    canary yellow breeches

                    "Pre-training" level (now Novice or Beginner Novice, not sure which would equate)with a dressage test (the old Training Level Test 1 was used) with "working trot-sitting" entry and circles..."Tadpole" was the lowest schooling level and also used the Training Level Test 1 dressage test with the sitting trots...!!
                    "C enter working trot, sitting".....forever etched in the brain...!

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                    • #11
                      Hey, wait a minute! I'm still using my vintage 1980s Hampa boots - check this out - http://www.barrykaplan.smugmug.com/g...9060#205440192

                      Note the sheepskin covered breastplate as well. My new helmet cover doesn't have a pom-pom though.
                      blogging at HN: http://www.horsenation.com/
                      check out my writing: http://jeseymour.com
                      Just out: http://www.barkingrainpress.org/dd-p...ead-poisoning/

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                      • #12
                        I still have a Caliente too. I would never wear it though. A good friend of mine works for a helmet company and when they tested the helmet it crushed the skull inside.
                        I loved hampa boots!
                        Felt numnas in a puke green/yellowish colour.

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                          #13
                          My hampa boots have long sinced crossed over

                          I remember using CLOTH diapers and wraps as shipping boots!!! I do not know whether to laugh or cry...

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                          • #14
                            Flared britches, plastic helmet, no vest or back protector, no dressage saddle, 3 events in all of Area One, no gooseneck trailers, heck, I`m not sure we had electricity or indoor toilets.
                            The lowest level was prelim. There was a thing called Jenny Camp, a sort of intro to eventing, but not an official division.
                            The USCTA was 3 years old, I was USCTA number 63, the 63rd member.
                            This was 1962.
                            http://www.tamarackhill.com/

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Hony View Post
                              I still have a Caliente too. I would never wear it though. A good friend of mine works for a helmet company and when they tested the helmet it crushed the skull inside.
                              I loved hampa boots!
                              Felt numnas in a puke green/yellowish colour.

                              For those not british or from the "provinces" you might have to explain what a "numnah" is.... But they were a vile colour.

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                              • #16
                                Miller's Catalog...

                                Originally posted by snoopy View Post
                                My hampa boots have long sinced crossed over

                                I remember using CLOTH diapers and wraps as shipping boots!!! I do not know whether to laugh or cry...
                                Oh wow, I ALWAYS wanted a pair of Hampas but we were on a budget, .....

                                Who remembers one of the number one things that I miss...the old Miller's Catalog....with the Sam Savitt illustrated cover...As soon as it came out in the fall I started my Christmas list...

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by denny View Post
                                  Flared britches, plastic helmet, no vest or back protector, no dressage saddle, 3 events in all of Area One, no gooseneck trailers, heck, I`m not sure we had electricity or indoor toilets.
                                  The lowest level was prelim. There was a thing called Jenny Camp, a sort of intro to eventing, but not an official division.
                                  The USCTA was 3 years old, I was USCTA number 63, the 63rd member.
                                  This was 1962.


                                  Area 1!!!!! When Area 1 was THE place to be if you wanted seriously event in the 70's/80's, when area 1 pumped out more top level riders than anywhere else....when there was actually a one day event. LEDYARD!!! Need I say more!! How many skipped school to go (before your parents could be ARRESTED for letting you do so)?!!

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                                  • #18
                                    And Kaufmann's! And tack and supplies at Sears!

                                    SCFarm
                                    The above post is an opinion, just an opinion. If it were a real live fact it would include supporting links to websites full of people who already agreed with me.

                                    www.southern-cross-farm.com

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                                      #19
                                      Hey Denny, I bought my first hunt coat at Steigers!!!! Well actually a blazer with the buttons altered to look like a hunt coat.

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                                      • #20
                                        USCTA on Bridge Street In South Hamilton MA

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