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  • New trends for 2009!

    been at thermal for almost a week, these are the biggest trends I see so far:

    dark breeches like navy/ black/ grey with a show shirt and jacket for the jumpers

    the antares helmet

    the little tiny short shanked pelhams in hunters

    wrap around tail braids instead of pinwheels

    please add to the list!
    When the boogeyman goes to sleep, he checks the closet for George Morris. -mpsbarnmanager

  • #2
    Yay on the tail braids! I like the wraparound on my guy better anyway.

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    • #3
      (started a trend topic already)
      "I am going to teach you about men. distances are like men. Never grab the first one you see; it's never the best one, and more will come along."-George Morris

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      • #4
        Aww I like the pinwheel
        Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA

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        • #5
          wraparound? cool! i think it would look neat on my pony, though i do like the pinwheel.
          (|--Sarah--|)

          Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3

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          • #6
            wrap around? never seen that, but it sounds cool.
            the antares helmet? personally think thats ugly.
            leather belts are definetly back, for a while the ribbons were in, but glad to see many people wearing leather!

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            • #7
              Pikeur front-zip breeches and Ariat Monaco Tall Boots!
              --Defying Gravity--

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              • #8
                Most braiders here in NorCA won't do a pinwheel unless you request it. The wrap around better secures a fake tail.

                I thought the Antares helmet were not yet approved??

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                  #9
                  I have seen a lot of upside down bits also-a hackamore and a pelham. don't know if this is a trend or not! its weird though

                  also a lot of jumper riders using just the bottom rein on a pelhan, lamaze-style
                  When the boogeyman goes to sleep, he checks the closet for George Morris. -mpsbarnmanager

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Alterrain View Post
                    I have seen a lot of upside down bits also-a hackamore and a pelham. don't know if this is a trend or not! its weird though
                    How do you even do that?!?!
                    If we have to nail on talent, it's not talent.
                    Founder, Higher Standards Leather Care Addicts Anonymous

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                    • #11
                      antares helmet?!?! your kidding right??

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Alterrain View Post
                        I have seen a lot of upside down bits also-a hackamore and a pelham. don't know if this is a trend or not! its weird though

                        also a lot of jumper riders using just the bottom rein on a pelhan, lamaze-style
                        You mean the bit is actually upside down in the horses mouth? yuck......sounds painful for the horse!

                        And, if you're only going to use the bottom rein on the pelham, why not go with a gag bit instead? (or convertors?).........weird
                        Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

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                        • #13


                          Strong bits on strong mouths.. Compeditors should never hurt their horse, it's not an advantage in the show ring.. AKA Stix (Erics horse) rides in a rubber pellum with only a rain on the bottum link. This is VERY strong in the horses mouth. Often looked down on. BUT Stix is a crazy breeding stallion with a mouth made of gold. Nothing will break it down, and he needs something strong!

                          The biggest new trend is from Millar Brooke. Ian has had a cowboy come in and teach him natural horsemanship like it's a new training teq. lol Anyways, he now rides around the farm with no bridle on Stevey (In Style) and he drives his golfcart with Red (Redifin) trailing behind in his rope halter. All horses at the stable get round penned on the regular and he even rides at shows with a rope halter in replace of the nose band! (Natural horsemanship is not seen at that level). Very amusing.
                          ~*~There Is Never A Bad Horse - Just Bad Riders~*~
                          ^^Great Riders Know How To Take Advise^^

                          Worked With The Best In The Industry For Years And I'm Still Learning!

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                          • #14
                            If people did that out here on the east coast, everyone would be horrified! haha
                            Eight Fences Farm. Mansfield, MA

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                            • #15
                              The biggest new trend is from Millar Brooke. Ian has had a cowboy come in and teach him natural horsemanship like it's a new training teq. lol Anyways, he now rides around the farm with no bridle on Stevey (In Style) and he drives his golfcart with Red (Redifin) trailing behind in his rope halter. All horses at the stable get round penned on the regular and he even rides at shows with a rope halter in replace of the nose band! (Natural horsemanship is not seen at that level). Very amusing.
                              Not that the trends affect me much, being quite a low level Westerner...I REALLY hope someone kills that trend. I hate rope halters, I think roundpenning is a usually a ridiculous waste of time...ugh. And a rope halter instead of a noseband, I don't think I hate my horse that much. Not getting enough pressure from a regular cavesson

                              Lifestyle coordinator for Zora, Spooky, Wolfgang and Warrior

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                              • #16
                                The only time we use a rope halter is when DD's pony starts getting too big for her britches and needs to be reminded NOT to drag the child while on the groud. I can't imagine riding in one.
                                A proud friend of bar.ka.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by norolimasfaloth View Post

                                  The biggest new trend is from Millar Brooke. Ian has had a cowboy come in and teach him natural horsemanship like it's a new training teq. lol Anyways, he now rides around the farm with no bridle on Stevey (In Style) and he drives his golfcart with Red (Redifin) trailing behind in his rope halter. All horses at the stable get round penned on the regular and he even rides at shows with a rope halter in replace of the nose band! (Natural horsemanship is not seen at that level). Very amusing.
                                  Ya, the guy who taught Ian all of this is my old trainer's husband, she would try and get me to 'ground tie' and use rope halters etc etc and we usually butted heads on this- I don't need my jumper knowing how to ground tie or walking around wef with a halter/rope/bridle contraption!!

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                                  • #18
                                    I am a reformed Parelli nut. Riding in a rope hackamore or halter isn't that big a deal...if you ride on a loose rein. That's how you use those tools under 'Parelli's rules'. Trying to keep contact (as you would in a Jumper show) using that knotted mess doesn't sound like a good plan to me, quite harsh, I would think.
                                    Lifestyle coordinator for Zora, Spooky, Wolfgang and Warrior

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                                    • #19
                                      I am not a fan of the Antares helmets...granted I've never seen one in real life, but in my opinion they don't look very, err, pretty.

                                      Also...people are wearing black britches? Interesting..

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                                      • #20
                                        I hate the antares helmets! I have seen one in person and still think they're awful. And I am seeing front zip britches like Pikeur becoming very popular.

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