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!
<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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<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>
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?
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.
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!!
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
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