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  1. #41
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    LH thank you so much for the pictures, that was fun. I LOVED the styles in the 70s-80s actually, maybe I am the only one? For someone like myself (well endowed in the bottom half) rust breeches were the BEST!

    BTW, you have had some wonderful horses!

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    Perf tell me if I'm wrong, but I do belive that in your last and most recent picture the blue helmet you are riding in is not a cover? Is it one of those funky CO's?

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    All of these are fantastic! Thanks LH!

    madeline, wow! I guess times really have changed quite a bit... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...s/icon_eek.gif

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    Absooooolutely wonderful Pam http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
    Keep coming with the cool photos!!!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Everything else is pretty similar to today, except for all the fancy stitching which was big in the 80's, as was mentioned in the other thread. If the picture was bigger, one could see that my initials are stitched into the center of the noseband.....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Are you telling me they used to monogram bridles?!?! I want one!!!!! Were they done with the riders initials? Or the horses??? Does anyone have up close pictures of such "fancy stitching"???

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    Oh my God! I just got around to reading this thread and looking at the Twilight Zone photo gallery. All I can say is... http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif

    It is indeed a parallel universe, as I think I have, at one time, owned all the exact same outfits and tack.

    And yes, I also have the Herm Sprenger stirrups and the GPA. What's next? We hire some 12-year-old to glue colored crystals on our helmets?



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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by diKecnadnuS:
    _Are you telling me they used to monogram bridles?!?! I want one!!!!! Were they done with the riders initials? Or the horses???_ Does anyone have up close pictures of such "fancy stitching"???<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Oh you babes in the woods who only thought you knew of all the places one could put a monogram... http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_razz.gif

    I think they fell out of favor when thin nosebands became the absolute in thing. A monogrammed noseband had to be thicker because of the room needed for stitching in the letters.

    Back then, I was Pam Hall, so these were my initials. I did not make them up willy nilly. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif

    Snickers (which is how I think of you... since I have no idea what your name means in reverse) here is your picture. Poor old bridle was in need of a saddle soaping, so it said "Thank you for asking".

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    That is so pretty!! I would have had one of those for sure http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/yes.gif

    See? 'Snickers' aka diKecnaDnuS - now I know what the screen name is - stumped me since I first saw it http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif

    Those pictures were great!! I wish I could ride now (as a 30 something) as well as you did at 6!
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    What a fantastic thread! I got carried away reading through all this. LH, you had the life I wanted. Can we trade for a week? I just got back into riding a year and a half ago after 20 years off ... but you rode at 6 about the highest I'll ever get! Okay, can someone help me with some of these abbreviations? I understand a GPA is a Grand Prix .... ??? There was something else in there I didn't get but can't remember it now. I'll ask later. I'm off to the barn now to see my baby!

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    Lord Helpus, did your parents ride? Not too many 6 yr.olds doing that kind of stuff without horsey parents. And how tall are you? The second picture you posted, it look like you've got some long legs. Got anymore for us?



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    My first show when I was just a teen, I wore rust breeches, off white shirt and a hairous tweed jacket and boy did I think I was trendy, mind you that was in the 70's. No pictures, I wish I did. Now I show in the greenish beige Pytchleys, Navy Jacket and blue/white striped shirt.

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    These are wonderful! LordHelpus, is that an olympic medal?!



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    I love all the old pictures - so much flair shows up over outside courses and substantial jumps like that! I love the grey horse, Moolah, too - so nice.

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    LH/Pam, you look wonderful! What a gorgeous rider you are! Those photos are beautiful and you should be so proud! That picture is amazing of you as a child http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...s/icon_eek.gif 6yrs old! Wow!
    Thanks for sharing these, I hope you post some more!!



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    Oh thank you for this thread!!! I'm just seeing it too.

    So many of those pictures from the 70's on look like some I have. (of course my jumps and beasties weren't generally that nice, and I never had a mongrammed noseband) I'd like a monogrammed noseband now though. I think enough of the other stuff is coming back (including bigger cavesons) that I could get away with it.

    As for that blue coat... there must be more than one out there because I wore mine until it fell apart. BTW, where's a picture of a madras coat? I know I wasn't so much on the cutting edge of fashion that I was the only one with a plaid coat?! I am glad to see that I wasn't the only one with short boxy off the shelf boots in the 70's http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
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    LordHelpus,
    can i ask a *teeny* favor? i know you've posted lots of Valor pics before, but i can't seem to find my absolute fave on here anymore. if you wouldn't mind re-posting the b&w of Madison Square Garden, that'd be awesome... such a classic image; hope ya don't mind if i use it for my desktop! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

    Thanks in advance



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    I love the photo of you on Max... what a nice straight back... lovely photo and beautiful horse...

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    Although the initials on the nose band is a little much for me, I very much want my next girth to have fancy stitching with the initials!

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    What great pics, LH! Thanks for sharing them! The one at 6 years old just astounds me... http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...s/winkgrin.gif

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