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Am I the only who doesn't like "horsey" clothes?

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  • Am I the only who doesn't like "horsey" clothes?

    From the thread with the zulily sale, lots of cute tops I would probably like to buy, the fit looks comfortable and flattering.

    Only I'm NOT buying because of the pretty little ponies on the front. Yark. And these are adult clothes.

    Am I the only one who doesn't like to wear horsey clothes? I don't mean breeches, I mean tees or hoodies or hats with the large horse designs, usually some sort of flowy type of art? Doesn't it just seem...childish? But obviously people buy them, because they are selling.

    Maybe I am just a party pooper.
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  • #2
    i wear stuff with non-kiddie horsie designs, but only on t-shirts and usually to the barn or the gym. one favorite: a shirt with a dressage rider on it and the admonition "go take a test."
    Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.


    • #3
      Nope! Not the only one! I do not own anything with a horse on it (unless you count my vintage T shirt advertizing a Ford Pinto!).

      I do not like it.. not my taste – also do not wear those T shirts with the lightning bolts and howling wolves

      My mother in law buys me anything she can find with a horse on it… or kitty cats, because I have two cats, it must mean I am the crazy cat lady and want to wear T-shirts with kittens on them.

      So no, you are not alone!
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      • #4
        I don't like anything that looks too loud or juvenile (to/for me), but I do wear certain pendants and the like or the odd shirt that is either more subdued or feels more art-y than juvenile.

        Example of one that is pretty bold, but that I would wear:


        but something like these would not be my taste:



        Still, if anyone else wants to wear the more idealized stuff, I don't think it's the ultimate in poor taste or anything, just not something I would like for myself. So, no, you aren't the only one, though maybe you are more conservative than I am in re: to horsey wear!
        If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great


        • Original Poster

          Well, I wear one horse pendant all the time. But other than that, I have a blue t-shirt I break out every now and then from the 1996 Paralympics where I was a groom, obviously has a couple horse logos on it (one on the front where a pocket WOULD be, and then sponsors on the back). Beyond that? Nope.

          Though as you can tell from the picture, DH wears horsey shirts almost all the time.
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          • #6
            Ugh me too. I usually dislike horse designs on clothing or tatoo`s and even most artwork. Honestly I think because horses are a dificult animal to draw properly - they come out with too many conformation faults lol.


            • #7
              No, I don't own anything with a horse on it. LOL those shirts with the "lightning bolts and howling wolves" make me giggle. However, I am sort of obsessed with this shirt from Joules, but I don't think I'll actually get it since I don't think I'll ever be bold enough to wear it.



              • #8
                Cute picture, OP! BTW I envy you living on Whidbey Island. My father loved that place (and Whidbey's liqueur -- is that still made?), though I have sadly never been.
                If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great


                • #9
                  Me neither

                  I don't generally wear clothing w/imagery on it. I have big boobs and that usually distorts the image.

                  But if I believed in showing my love through apparel, I could have shirts and dresses festooned w/ images of cake, shoes and handbags––as well as horsies.


                  • #10
                    i love cute barn clothes. I'm 44 but i feel young.


                    • #11
                      No thanks. I have a t-shirt with "Eventers Rules" or something on it...but I only wear screen print t-shirts around the house...very, very rarely do the see public light. I have a few polos and a polar fleece with the farm's logo, which has a horse, which, obviously, is tasteful and I'm fine with that (though, I wear them around the horses...not on my "off time"). I've seen two dresses recently that I liked a lot that HAPPENED to have horses printed on them. But, I liked the cut and style of the dresses (note- I can't type dresses without typing dressage first! ). The pattern was very discreet and cute (navy background with small, white "ponies").

                      Otherwise, nope, thanks.


                      • Original Poster

                        Originally posted by Rallycairn View Post
                        Cute picture, OP! BTW I envy you living on Whidbey Island. My father loved that place (and Whidbey's liqueur -- is that still made?), though I have sadly never been.
                        Thanks! That was actually a picture from our honeymoon on Little Cayman, hence the sunburns on our winter white skin...even though we BOTH did the tanning bed thing for two months to try to NOT get burned, and I was "exotically dark" for our March wedding.

                        Yes, I love WI. We're moving off the island in the future to prepare for DH's next "job" after he retires in 2017, but I'll still be working on the island. Never heard of the liqueur, may need to look into that...
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                        • #13
                          Oh, I didn't think you were at home in the pic, I just see your location in your post headings!

                          Getting OT here, but it looks like Whidbey's it is still made!

                          If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bedazzle View Post
                            No, I don't own anything with a horse on it. LOL those shirts with the "lightning bolts and howling wolves" make me giggle. However, I am sort of obsessed with this shirt from Joules, but I don't think I'll actually get it since I don't think I'll ever be bold enough to wear it.

                            When i first saw that last year i said i HAD to have it but I know i'd rarely wear it because i'm no longer a child...but i still kind of want it.

                            edit: OH but have you seen these?! http://www.equusnow.com/products/sal...ley-welly.html i might actually get these...maybe....even though I said I was going to put myself on a no-buy for a while.....edit2: oh nevermind, they said they had an 8 but when i selected it, it said they didn't have it....what gives!
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                            • #15
                              I can't wear any shirt with too much on the front, the girls are too big (did I share too much there?) and, yep, does distort the image, big time I might add.

                              Back when I was younger, I wore a lot of tshirts to the barn with horsey sayings and pictures. I'm not really a horse fashionista in the first place and like subdued and shabby chic, although I have been known to kick out in rockabilly. http://www.ebay.com/sch/Dresses-/638...abilly+dresses.

                              The one horse top I did love was a pullover I bought while in England or Scotland, don't remember where, and I wore it on the flight home. I got so many compliments walking through the airports and at the barn, once I got home. It was a dark green, can't think of the official name, and had a celtic horse in a circle on the front, not too big but just sized perfectly.
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                              • #16
                                I don't mind artistic/tattoo looking/line art horses... like the outline shapes on horse bumper stickers, that kind of thing. I don't like full on colored in horse anything. The only things I have like that are my animal shelter volunteer shirt and an old shirt from when I rode at Mt Holyoke College. I can't part with them and mainly just wear them when I go riding. I also will wear polos with a small logo on them... like Ralph Lauren's polo horse but with dressage or jumpers instead. I think those are classic.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Rallycairn View Post
                                  Oh my gosh, those are dreadful, the unicorns are missing their horns!

                                  TheJenners I love your husband's t-shirt. Your necklace too.


                                  • #18
                                    um, no. I am personally not a fan of clothing with pics of animals on them, cutesy or artistic. If I am given one as a gift, they usually end up being worn as a barn shirt, as I don't mind them getting all shmeggy.

                                    But, I am also the girl that listens to classical music and punk rock, can't stand country music or anything associated with cowboy stuff. Growing up riding in SoCal, you were either prim and proper English, or Country cowboy. I rode in Doc Martins and band tshirts... Even now as an (ahem) adult, I still can't bring myself to wear cutesy animal clothes. Just not me.
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                                    • #19
                                      Some yes, some no.
                                      Here's an example of my wear all the time "horsey" clothes

                                      And an example of yuck! no way no how.
                                      "As soon as you're born you start dyin'
                                      So you might as well have a good time"


                                      • #20
                                        My most comfy hoody is my "Edinburgh University Equestrian Club" one...but it actually doesn't have a horse on it. I got mine the year before they added the horse head logo, but I actually kinda like it. The only "horsey t shirt" I wear is grey with a dark grey logo depicting the Wyoming license plate symbol. I love it.

                                        Obnoxious pink/bright print pony graphics - no thank you.
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