Stallion Spotlight

Vitalis_img_4461skawx LL_Fotos

Real Estate Spotlight

Main-Barn-Bench-to-end2
  • Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You�re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the Forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it�details of personal disputes may be better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts, though are not legally obligated to do so, regardless of content.

Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting. Moderators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts unless they have been alerted and have determined that a post, thread or user has violated the Forums� policies. Moderators do not regularly independently monitor the Forums for such violations.

Profanity, outright vulgarity, blatant personal insults or otherwise inappropriate statements will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

Users may provide their positive or negative experiences with or opinions of companies, products, individuals, etc.; however, accounts involving allegations of criminal behavior against named individuals or companies MUST be first-hand accounts and may NOT be made anonymously.

If a situation has been reported upon by a reputable news source or addressed by law enforcement or the legal system it is open for discussion, but if an individual wants to make their own claims of criminal behavior against a named party in the course of that discussion, they too must identify themselves by first and last name and the account must be first-person.

Criminal allegations that do not satisfy these requirements, when brought to our attention, may be removed pending satisfaction of these criteria, and we reserve the right to err on the side of caution when making these determinations.

Credible threats of suicide will be reported to the police along with identifying user information at our disposal, in addition to referring the user to suicide helpline resources such as 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it�s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users� profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses � Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it�s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who�s selling it, it doesn�t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions � Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services � Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products � While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements � Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be �bumped� excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues � Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators� discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the �alert� button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your �Ignore� list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you�d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user�s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 5/9/18)
See more
See less

Spanx and riding?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #21
    How do you pee with a body suit on, especially if you are in a portapotty and trying not to touch anything?
    "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him."

    Comment


    • #22
      Yeah, inquiring minds wanna know. I've got a couple, and if you have to go, you basically have to undress, which is a HUGE PITA! Would NOT want to attempt that in a port-a-potty.
      Fat Cat Farm Sporthorses on Facebook
      Fat Cat Farm Sporthorses Website and Blog

      Comment


      • #23
        Lol! The one I wear has snaps at the bottom that open up, so no undressing required! I was worried the snaps might be uncomfortable when I bought the suit, but I didn’t notice them at all when I wore it and rode in it.

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #24
          Originally posted by FlaxenChestnut View Post
          Lol! The one I wear has snaps at the bottom that open up, so no undressing required! I was worried the snaps might be uncomfortable when I bought the suit, but I didn’t notice them at all when I wore it and rode in it.
          Where did you get yours, if you don't mind me asking?

          Comment


          • #25
            HeyJealousy
            I got mine at Walmart a couple of years ago. I think it is similar to this one, in beige: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/cupid-i.../6000195405322

            Comment


            • #26
              I also wear spanx that come down below my knees under my whites....smooths all the cellulite plus no underwear showing through! As far as I’m concerned, spanx are one of the greatest inventions ever!
              I have cancer but cancer doesnt have me!

              Comment

              • Original Poster

                #27
                Originally posted by FlaxenChestnut View Post
                HeyJealousy
                I got mine at Walmart a couple of years ago. I think it is similar to this one, in beige: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/cupid-i.../6000195405322
                Thank you!!

                Comment


                • #28
                  I show in one of these: https://www.amazon.com/Maidenform-Fl...46&sr=8-5&th=1

                  I got tired of getting stomach-roll-filled photos from the show photographer as I was patting my horse on the way out of the ring!
                  __________________________________
                  Flying F Sport Horses
                  Horses in the NW

                  Comment


                  • #29
                    I didn't like the feel of my breeches gripping the saddle separately from the shaper gripping me. I just didn't feel secure. Whatever you try, ride in it a good bit and see how it feels to you.

                    Comment


                    • #30
                      I have never heard of anything like this. Sounds like an awful way to spend time riding.

                      Wearing pantyhose was bad enough when I wore a dress or skirt and I wasn't trying to hide any bulges!

                      How can you breathe or move with that stuff on? Especially in the warm weather???

                      I vote for loving your body the way it is and be comfortable!!

                      Comment


                      • #31
                        Am I correct in assuming George Morris had a lot to do with the idea that hunt seat riding girls/women have to be as thin as high fashion models?

                        Comment


                        • #32
                          No, you’re not correct. George Morris didn’t invent all evil.
                          Google “twiggy”, the model, the Virginia Slims ads directed at Tennis players, bikinis, the mini etc.
                          Being slim was the edict of those times, the 1960s and it spilled out into everything including sports. It hasn’t changed much since then.

                          I think up until WWII many Americans were under weight and the military started to get involved with nutrition
                          at that time.

                          Comment


                          • #33
                            Originally posted by Chall View Post
                            No, you’re not correct. George Morris didn’t invent all evil.
                            Google “twiggy”, the model, the Virginia Slims ads directed at Tennis players, bikinis, the mini etc.
                            Being slim was the edict of those times, the 1960s and it spilled out into everything including sports. It hasn’t changed much since then.

                            I think up until WWII many Americans were under weight and the military started to get involved with nutrition
                            at that time.
                            You are right about Twiggy and being thin. Then in the 90s the "heroin" look became popular. It was even worse.
                            More recently it seems that a more healthy weight is being pushed in fashion, but that was a few years ago and the emaciated look has never really left us as the ideal.

                            Really glad to know GM didn't start it. Thanks.

                            Comment


                            • #34
                              I bought these when I was having issues with my back to provide a little extra support. The plus is that they do smooth out the bulges and are perforated to help keep them somewhat cooler.

                              They arent the easiest to get on due to all the hooks ( I have to look in a mirror to put them on) . Since they aren't a silky type of fabric,my breeches don't slide down like they do with some of the waist shaper materials.

                              https://www.amazon.com/Everbellus-Br...%2C140&sr=1-16
                              http://thepitchforkchronicles.com

                              Comment


                              • #35
                                I have a pair of high-waisted shapewear shorts from Target that I wear under my white breeches for shows. They come down to just above my knees. I can't remember which brand specifically. They smooth the pooch and also prevent see-through problems. They aren't silky, more of a spandex/cottony material. I find them perfectly fine to ride in; I really don't notice that I'm wearing them.
                                Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

                                Comment


                                • #36
                                  I am so happy to have found this thread. Women of a certain age, no matter how active, sometimes end up with a bit of "jelly roll" around our middles. I'm fit (getting fitter!), in good weight, but middle age, menopause and life have given me a tummy roll. I wear a safety vest for all rides and let me tell you, that creates a special look: breeches push chub up, vest pushes it down-- and then the tire appears wrapped around me. Awesome!

                                  Lots of good ideas to smooth the look and create a sharp silhouette that doesn't distract. And yes, we are a sport driven both by effective riding and an athletic image.
                                  Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

                                  Comment


                                  • #37
                                    candyappy and Frosty M - It's not about trying to fit into GM's ideal "thin" rider. I have never been that, I will never be that, and I don't care about it as a whole. But as Calvincrowe pointed out, a lot of us hang onto a little extra whether we're skinny or fat. Even at my fittest/skinniest, I still have a lovely little roll that shows up when I'm bent over patting a horse or when I'm in my heavier stages, shows up over jumps thanks to the new high tech fabrics that don't do all the favors that old button down shirts did. I am perfectly fine with my body and have zero interest in trying to get down to a zero body fat state. But that doesn't mean that I have to be perfectly happy with my pictures one way versus the other. There's a lot of space between "loving my body" and "thinking I am the sum total of perfection."

                                    So I'll go ahead and share my difference.

                                    No shapewear: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater and this: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater (both the same day)

                                    Versus shapewear: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater (taken the same week as the others)

                                    And hey, I get that *no one else* is looking or cares (and if they do, boy do I not care about them!). But you know who does? ME. So I wear my shapewear tank top thing (makes no difference in the heat....I've worn mine in 100 degree weather and not been any more bothered by it than the fact that I'm doing anything out in the heat in the first place), and I stay happy with my photos. Especially the ones like these: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater and https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater over the ones like this: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
                                    __________________________________
                                    Flying F Sport Horses
                                    Horses in the NW

                                    Comment


                                    • #38
                                      PNWjumper, your joy of riding shows through your beautiful smile! Love the pics.

                                      Comment


                                      • #39
                                        I wear Spanx while riding, too. I wear the uber high-waisted ones that come up to just below my boobs, but wear the traditional underwear silhouette, not the biker short length. I figure that if we as a sport accept panty lines, then I don’t have to wear the longer ones.

                                        As a junior I developed an eating disorder... so I carry a lot of baggage about my body. Spanx and their ilk help me feel less anxious and self conscious and let me focus on my ride. They do suck when it is 90+ degrees and humid, though. Am on the hunt for breeches that do double duty...
                                        Last edited by erinmeri; Sep. 4, 2019, 08:28 AM.

                                        Comment


                                        • #40
                                          M'kay girlies, if you're under age about 47, then this may not apply to you, but when you get the 50 side of 40, your body starts betraying you. Even if you are relatively slim, you start loosing muscle mass, and especially in your thighs you start getting dimples from that; and if you're blessed with the ultimate evil, cellulite, it only gets worse. Part of aging unfortunately is that gravity causes your skin to loosen and couple that with age related loss of muscle mass, and, just damn. Add form fitting light breeches and in certain light, it ain't pretty. While I am not ashamed of it, it doesn't mean I particularly like it, hence the shapewear to help smooth it all out.

                                          The ones on Amazon I posted a link to above are a little bit heavier than Spanx, which I prefer because they do not run. The two pair of Spanx I bought were more expensive, thinner, and they ran after a few uses. So I bought a couple of pair of those and they've been just the thing. Yes, they do add another layer on a hot day, but at least I don't look like a raisin. I'll put up with it for a smoother look in my breeches. They're lycra but not like wearing slippery support hose at all, so I haven't experienced any sliding layers that others complained about. I've found that with looser fitting, thicker and pleated breeches, I can get away with the shorter version that stops just above my knees without showing the tell tale line. But if I'm wearing more form fitting breeches, I go with the longer version that stops past my knees.
                                          Fat Cat Farm Sporthorses on Facebook
                                          Fat Cat Farm Sporthorses Website and Blog

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X