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  • Riding "helmet tips forward over my eyes" horses
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    04-22-2013, 01:57 AM
  #11
Yearling
Would have to be very low - I secure my hair in a net whenever I ride and then into a low pony tail - mines really thick and definitely would tip my helmet over my eyes if in a bun.
     
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    04-22-2013, 01:57 AM
  #12
Trained
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Originally Posted by Tnavas    
Bun covers don't work too well with a basic riding helmet - but fine with a bowler - the back is lower on a standard helmet.
I ride in a Kep which covers the base of the skull (lower than most standard helmets) and a bun cover is all that works. Any show bow will fall out. Which is why I suggested the bun cover.
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    04-22-2013, 02:12 AM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
I ride in a Kep which covers the base of the skull (lower than most standard helmets) and a bun cover is all that works. Any show bow will fall out. Which is why I suggested the bun cover.
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Can you show a picture with a helmet - I don't use a show bow as the helmet already has a ribbon tail on it, but I do always ride in a hairnet with my ponytail very low. My hair is thick and unless I have the pony tail really low it tips my helmet forward.

I don't like scrunchies as they are untidy.
     
    04-22-2013, 02:30 AM
  #14
Trained
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Originally Posted by RunningJumpingHorses    
Haha! Same with me on the straightening thing. I have a thin layer of straight hairs on too then the bottom is like wavy curls. When I was little they were cork screw curls!! When you say net, do you mean hair net? My thoughts were to do a really low bun, then put the hair net on and then use like a navy blue scrunchy to keep it in place. Should I just practice a lot on it too?
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Haha yep I feel you. I cut and layered mine so I could at least manage it but I still don't even try on most days, just messy bun it up!

Your plan sounds good. Be sure your scrunchy doesn't look too unprofessional though. I used a black hair tie to blend in my hair under the hair net.

What I do is I started showering at night and practicing my horse show bun to sleep on it. I'd braid it up tight wet and sleep, so when I woke up it'd be semi-dry and I could pull it out and style it easier and it was tame. Plus, practice, and then you get a good bun every time after awhile :)
     
    04-22-2013, 09:11 AM
  #15
Foal
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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
Haha yep I feel you. I cut and layered mine so I could at least manage it but I still don't even try on most days, just messy bun it up!

Your plan sounds good. Be sure your scrunchy doesn't look too unprofessional though. I used a black hair tie to blend in my hair under the hair net.

What I do is I started showering at night and practicing my horse show bun to sleep on it. I'd braid it up tight wet and sleep, so when I woke up it'd be semi-dry and I could pull it out and style it easier and it was tame. Plus, practice, and then you get a good bun every time after awhile :)
Ok! Good thing about our hair is every time we shower then braid it its still wet when we wake up!! Haha
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    04-22-2013, 02:53 PM
  #16
Trained
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Originally Posted by Tnavas    
Can you show a picture with a helmet - I don't use a show bow as the helmet already has a ribbon tail on it, but I do always ride in a hairnet with my ponytail very low. My hair is thick and unless I have the pony tail really low it tips my helmet forward.

I don't like scrunchies as they are untidy.
Here's a whole video:


I think pony tails look very, very untidy. A bun cover really completes and polishes the look, as can be seen in the vid.
     
    04-25-2013, 04:07 AM
  #17
Green Broke
I too whack it in a pony tail, twist it, wrap it round itself into a bun stick a net and scrunchie on top and hairspray the rest into submission.

I only ever wear a helmet (normaly a navy velvet one!)
     
    04-25-2013, 04:58 AM
  #18
Yearling
Lovely horse - and love the arena!

What I do is to put - hair in a pony tail then put on net, pony tail then rolled tight and net pulled tight over - then secured with a plaiting band - result sort of like a bun! No scrunchy or anything decorative over as I think that a scrunchy along with the tail on the helmet looks too much. I have a velvet covered helmet that looks like the old type of hunting cap.
     
    04-25-2013, 06:41 AM
  #19
Green Broke
Technically TNVAS as you are not a master of the hunt or a hunt servant then you should sew up the tails of the bow on your cap
     
    04-25-2013, 07:02 AM
  #20
Yearling
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Originally Posted by faye    
Technically TNVAS as you are not a master of the hunt or a hunt servant then you should sew up the tails of the bow on your cap
When I was showing in the UK we always used to remove them completely but here in NZ it doesn't seem to matter. A lot of the etiquette of showing has gone!
     

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