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Grandmother's Pytchley - Can I wear it?

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  • #61
    You both look very classy.
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    • #62
      Oh wow. You guys look FABULOUS!!!

      I'm also in the camp who thinks you should wear the rust breeches.


      • #63
        Can you tell us about the beautiful boots, too, please?


        • #64
          You look AWESOME! Love the jacket!

          I also would like to know about the boots. They look great as well!


          • #65
            You look great and what a lovely mare!


            • Original Poster

              Again, thank you so much everyone! You're all very kind.

              The boots are Der Daus, off the rack from Manhattan Saddlery a few years ago. They were hugely discounted from where I thought boots like this should be priced, so I took a risk and ordered them sight unseen, never having tried on a pair of DD's in my life. Lucky for me, they fit pretty darn well!


              • #67
                Keep wearing that attire. You and your horse both look FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!


                • #68
                  Love the look AND the horse!!


                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Lucassb View Post
                    It's stunning. I would definitely show in that coat!!!
                    I love it all! And your horse as well


                    • #70
                      Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
                      With pride

                      My first huntcoat was my Aunt's hand-me-down black wool melton.
                      At the time I was so embarassed to wear it because all the "kool" kids had madras plaid - which pretty well dates me
                      I would dearly love to have it now.

                      That is a stunning coat and perfectly in tune with H/J fashion today - as best I can tell from the catalogs.
                      OMG!!! And here I thought I was the only one on earth who ever had a madras riding jacket (it was hideous) . . .


                      • #71
                        LOVE the coat and the pictures! Your mare is cute!

                        Henry (House of Fortuny) 7 yr old OTTB


                        • #72
                          You both look gorgeous! Love the jacket

                          Is Tea by A Fine Romance? I'd love to know here breeding - she sure is lovely!


                          • #73
                            As everyone already stated, it is a classic look, I love it, all it needs now are the rust breeches. And that's a beautiful horse too, what an elegant pair you make.


                            • #74
                              The coat looks great & LOVE your mare - she is gorgeous!
                              "A canter is the cure for every evil."


                              • Original Poster

                                Thank you again everyone. I really didn't expect such a great reaction!

                                Originally posted by Janeway View Post
                                You both look gorgeous! Love the jacket

                                Is Tea by A Fine Romance? I'd love to know here breeding - she sure is lovely!
                                Janeway - Fred has posted below me, as I managed to mix up poor Tea's breeding quite nicely... I was thinking too hard to try to figure out whether I knew Cricket's name, and got poor Landslide's name wrong. I really should leave the bloodline clarification to you Fred!
                                Last edited by Small Change; May. 8, 2012, 04:34 PM.


                                • #76
                                  You both look gorgeous, and the boots and jacket are perfect!!

                                  Thank you too for the kind comments about Small Change's mare.
                                  I love this filly, and am so happy she has such a wonderful home, with such a terrific person. I could not be happier.
                                  I am pleased to be your Pony Godmother, Steph.

                                  Just a small correction on the breeding. Tea is by the AHHA and Verband approved Holsteiner stallion Landslide (Landgraf), and out of the TB mare Devon Girl aka Cricket (Brave Shot/Two Bitter/Pluck).

                                  Cricket is A Fine Romance's big, bossy, older - FULL sister.
                                  A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


                                  • #77
                                    As well as being of great sentimental value, I really do like the look. The horse is beautiful, turnout great.

                                    One thing, you will be seen by the judge insted of being in the mostest uniform of the day.

                                    Once he notices that outfit (horse and you) he will remember - in a positive way we hope!

                                    Now, I wish hacking jackets would return to favour. Mine is still hanging in the closet...but I would feel as if I should lbe riding in Rotten Row wearing it.
                                    Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


                                    • #78
                                      Small Change: Tell us about your boots, if you would, please. What brand and what exact color do they call it. They are gorgeous. As are you and the mare !


                                      • Original Poster

                                        sonomacounty - Thank you very much! They're off-the-rack Der Dau's from Manhattan Saddlery. I was told that shop had a batch made, and I managed to get them deeply discounted about two years ago. They started out a brighter, flat brown, but I put one coat of black polish on them initially, and have since been polishing them with a dark brown Kiwi polish to made them a deeper, richer colour. As far as I can tell, they're the regular field boot in a Newmarket leather. I'll check inside the boots later tonight and see if there's anything more stamped inside them.


                                        • #80
                                          Originally posted by Small Change View Post
                                          Fred from this board offered me the opportunity to ride Tea two years ago, when I lost my lovely homebred half Connemara to colic. This April, through Fred's kindness and generosity, I had the opportunity to buy Tea, and I'm still pinching myself. I can't believe I actually own a horse like this, and it's all due to my wonderful "pony godmother," Fred.
                                          This, combined with the picture of you smooching Tea, made me weepy (in a good way!). I lost my own "heart horse" last year and one hasn't yet come along to fill my heart again--but I know it will happen in time!

                                          Love the jacket and the boots, and another vote for rust!
                                          Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.