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  • Stock tie success!

    I am so awesome. I managed to tie my stock tie today by myself after only two tries!! Lol.
    (Last time was a disaster)

  • #2
    You'll be a pro when you can do it without a mirror! Or tie someone else's for them.


    • #3
      I still need a diagram to follow as I forget how by the start of a new season!
      "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths


      • #4
        Yeah but......

        Congratulations! You're a BIG GIRL now!!
        Now the REAL question is....did you have just the right amount of froofy in your knot & fold overs.....Froofiness is an art....thou shalt master it!!

        You know, Snobbington Hunt members MUST have froofy at all times. It makes our big helmet heads looks smaller I'd say!


        • #5
          My apologies for hijacking this thread, but I have a related question.

          Given how long I have hunted (many years) I am embarrassed to say that I don't know how to froof.

          Any tips to help avoid the dreaded flaccid stocktie? ;-)


          • #6
            Froofing steps explained.....

            OMG! You don't know how to FROOF?!!!
            Well.....I'm gonna need some help here from my fellow cothers but I suggest the first step is:
            -take a sip from your flask & smile
            -put your stock on
            -take another sip
            -tie a square knot
            -take a sipppp
            -dubbble the endsh over each utha
            -take a shlip from your frashk
            -leave a lot of extra material above the knot at the fold over points so it's poofy!!
            -take another swaller
            - put the gol-durned gold pin thingy thru the 2 foldoverz AND thru the knot making sure it's perfectly horizontal
            -sip from your flask
            -repinn the pin several times trying to get the stupid pin horizontal
            -sip, repin, sip repin, siprepin.......
            -tuck it in or pin the lower parts to yer shirt so it doesn't blow up into your face while you're galloping
            - take a long celebratory swig from the flask & refill it.
            -and there....you're done!

            How's dat?!! Any suggestions anyone?!!1


            • #7
              Thank you, WG for Froof 101. I think I have the flask tippling down reasonably well.
              :-0. :-@ :-)
              I unnerstan them thar directions a-ok!


              • #8
                To add to Wateryglen's directions,
                If you pin, with a small-ish safety pin, the stock at the back of collar, the stock won't ride up over your collar. It keeps your stock from rubbing your neck when you are going like the wind and then standing around at a check, sweating.. er..
                glowing with good health...
                Intermediate Riding Skills


                • #9
                  Starch it and iron it well. Then concentrate. Too much sipping from hip flasks causes a-symmetrical ties!
                  "Good young horses are bred, but good advanced horses are trained" Sam Griffiths


                  • #10

                    Given all the sipping integral to WG's instructions, I am not sure who, in the process, will become more froofed - the stocktie or me!


                    • #11
                      It looks like folks don't pull the knot tight and unfold the portion of the 4-fold after the knot a bit for better floofing. Is that the case? I'm still struggling with getting the stupid pin more or less horizontal without stabbing myself in the sternum in the process.