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  • Stuck back in the 80's again...

    Other than 'show bows' (yes I was that topic starter ), what are some other signs that 'someone' is still stuck in the eighties? What about braiding with white yarn on a chestnut horse?

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    Other than 'show bows' (yes I was that topic starter ), what are some other signs that 'someone' is still stuck in the eighties? What about braiding with white yarn on a chestnut horse?

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    • #3
      grey breeches? ooh or harry halls! we have a picture of my brother in those...men that ride should wake up every day and say a hail tailored sportsman.

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      • #4
        - rust breeches
        - choker pins
        - braided (not laced) reins... i like 'em and still use a set on one bridle, but they went through a real fad stage
        - white yarn on any horse, but esp. a grey
        - the "the older and crappier my helmet looks, the cooler i must be" thing... i'm sorry, i find nothing cool about a helmet that's so old it's purple AND looks like it's been tromped on a time or two...
        - the original Olympian approved helmets... mushroom much? and never mind the wacky almost lack of harness; mine flew off my head still completely buckled more than once on my way to the ground.

        so much more, i'm sure... but that's what i remember at the moment (disclaimer: the fact that i have listed these things does not in any way indicate my own personal guilt or fashion faux pas at the time )

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        • #5
          Not sure I'm stuck in the 80's but still have those lovely blue,grey and brown velvet helmets..but haven't used 'em lately...but I DO like scallop braids on a horse with a nice neck....and would love a itsy skinny bridle on one with a classic head... i can't throw anything out...will rolled bridles ever come back? or haltertop ratcatchers?

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          • #6
            Don't forget about the orange rubber reins!!

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            • #7
              Rust Breeches! Althoug if I remember correctly they were on their way out at that point.

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              • #8
                Brown Field Boots..........

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                • #9
                  Tying off your braids on top is a sure sign you are a horse product of the 80's. I did this to my daughter's pony and someone asked me if I used to ride back in the 80's. Also, braiding the tail down and then tying off with a loop instead of one of those snail things is also a sign apparently. Learned this the same way. I guess rust or grey breeches would still be a sign (although I've heard they are trying to make a return). I hope the greys come back and kick those greenish breeches off the scene...the rusts can stay gone for all I care. Finally, try to refrain from playing Duran Duran or Flock of Seagulls music while you are prepping for the show. I found that helps me focus on the present and not be tempted to do things like braid with white yarn and tie off on top.

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                  • #10
                    "And I raaannnn....I ran so far awaaayyyyy"

                    I guess it's better to listen to Flock Of Seagulls than trying to imitate their hair-do's!

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                    • #11
                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MistyBlue:
                      "And I raaannnn....I ran so far awaaayyyyy"

                      I guess it's better to listen to Flock Of Seagulls than trying to imitate their hair-do's!

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                      What decade were velvet collars and patterned chokers?? Seventies or eighties? I only ask because a few years ago that's all one of the local riders wore.

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                      • #12
                        I think the velvet collars were the 70's. I had a brown hunt coat with a brown velvet collar and gold buttons! I wore it with a sleeveless riding shirt that had horse heads all over it. I thought I was "it" when I got my first Pytchley coat (do they still make those?) in navy with a bright red lining that would show when I was jumping. At that time I got my first pair of field boots (early 80's) and saved up for weeks to buy those hot Harry Hall's in grey! I'm hoping I'll lose 35 pounds and I'll wear them again darn it...in style or not!

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                        • #13
                          i know, i miss the dark gray breeches too (though the lighter "pearl" gray never did much for me). somehow i always ended up riding critters that were on the orange-er side of chestnut, and my outfit of choice at the time was a hunter green jacket, dark gray breeches, and a shirt i *still* wish i could find in an adult size- white with the dark gray pinstripes.

                          i personally cringe at the plaid jackets now (but the 1970's returneth!) and ca't wait for my green-and-gray (or even just part of it, LOL) to be "in" again.

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                          • #14
                            My first riding jacket was navy blue with a velvet collar that I got in Wales. I still have it actually!! It's soooo purdy! I plan on saving it for my little girl someday!!

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                            • #15
                              Remember crosby saddles were the big thing, although I still like mine, but everyone had to have them..

                              I remember seeing one long braid down the bk of the riders.

                              those harry halls, I seen a girl awhile bk wearing them...

                              Rubber bands for braiding manes..

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                              • #16
                                You mean Crosby saddles aren't in anymore??? I've been saving my moldy Prix de Nations for my comeback to the equitation ring. I wonder if there are any petitions I can file to ride in the Jr. eq. classes even though I'm in my 30's with 3 kids. Is this middle age crisis already?

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                                • #17
                                  They are still in, I just meant that everyone had to have them bk then..

                                  I love my broken in crosby very much, and it still looks awsome..

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                                  • #18
                                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KLS:
                                    - braided (not laced) reins... i like 'em and still use a set on one bridle, but they went through a real fad stage
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                                    OH! I never knew... Maybe that's why the judge won't use my horse in the hack...

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                                    • #19
                                      This entire thread is making me simultaneously feel SO old and I'm laughing hysterically!!

                                      I think it should all come back, rust breeches, tail loops, prix des nations...I'll be 80's proud next show :-)

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                                      • #20
                                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KLS:
                                        - rust breeches
                                        - choker pins
                                        - braided (not laced) reins... i like 'em and still use a set on one bridle, but they went through a real fad stage
                                        <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
                                        I wore rust breeches and choker pins and had braided reins in the the early 70s. I thought rust breeches were already out in the 80s. BTW, I still wear rust breeches.

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