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post #31 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 11:31 AM
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I don't have time to change if I'm just going out to pick up a few things from the local supermarket or feed stores, lots of horse barns around here so they're used to 'our sort'
I do scrub up and change if I'm going 'posh shopping' though
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post #32 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 11:37 AM
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I don't change after I ride either. If I have to go to the grocery store or NEED () coffee, I'm not going to run all the way back home to run a simple errand. It's practically a fashion statement now a days to wear riding pants and "boots". I've seen "breeches" for sale in stores like Forever 21 (I'm pretty sure this is a major retail store and not just in northern california ...)

I had a night class this summer and would go straight to class after either going for a ride or working all day at the barn. I always apologized to the girl sitting next to me if she could smell horse, but she never complained.

Anyways, the bottom line is who cares what other people think! I have seen way more ridiculous outfits when I'm out and about than people in riding gear (see: Funny Pictures at WalMart)
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post #33 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 11:41 AM
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I couldnt give a rats arse about how I look and I regularly go food shopping straight after being at the stables. You shouldnt smell much after a trip or 2 to the stables

Jods, boots (country boots) and tshirt are pefectly normal in the shops round here.
I swear the ladies in SPAR wouldnt recognise me without hat hair, heck I've ridden to the shop, tied the pony to the rail and gone in to get a drink! they were all out there patting him.

ASDA security guy sometimes gives me a funny look but nothing ever said about it. I will go out for lunch to fast food or a pub or somewhere like franky and benny's in stable clothes or I'd go to a coffee shop, I wouldnt go to a proper resturant in stable clothes.

Half the local pubs would go out of business if it were not for the local riders nipping in for a bite to eat or a drink after a ride.

I have better things to do with my time than be constantly changing clothes and to be honest I think very little of people who are obsessed with it.

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post #34 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~ View Post
If I don't show up to my Starbucks in breeches, no one recognizes me lol
In one week I went to 3 Starbucks in 2 different states and saw different customers in their breeches and tall boots in all 3. LOL

I have no problem going to the store or even a casual restaurant in my riding gear.
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post #35 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 07:24 PM
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GH, can't you be proud of your dust and sweat somewhere other than on my groceries? LOL And the others that posted that you go from the barn to the store, do you at least wash up? Could you?
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I live in the country and I WILL go grocery shopping at the store in the tiny town 6 miles away in my schooling clothes.
C-U is a preppy town, so if I have shopping to do there I always clean up and change. Don't wanna be denied that $36K purse that the shop didn't let Oprah buy!! ROFL

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Lol, I am loving all your answers!!

I'm very lazy to change out of the barn attire, but I'm talking a out walking to a at symphony orchestra rehearsal (non professional mind you), just wondering what sort of states I will get :)
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post #38 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by NorthernMama View Post
GH, can't you be proud of your dust and sweat somewhere other than on my groceries? LOL And the others that posted that you go from the barn to the store, do you at least wash up? Could you?
In ANY public place, grocery store included, horse "dirt" that may fly off GH's or my clothes while perusing the veggies is the least of your worries. Think about all of the folks coughing and sneezing, or the ones who use the bathroom and don't wash their hands, etc, etc. If I stop at the grocery I stop in the restroom and wash my hands on the way in. Better than the average person.......JMHO
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I'm glad to know I'm not the only one!!!! :-D I've gone to the grocery store, restaurants (both casual and non lol), and just about everywhere in my riding clothes. I wear jeans, tee shirt and a pair of cowboy boots (and sometimes I later find that I'm carrying around mud and/or hay around my jeans/hair). When me and my boss would finish up training horses on fridays we'd go out and get a bite to eat wherever we felt like it.

The way I see it who cares? Have your opinions, have your stares and move on it didn't and won't kill you. I've seen people with worse sanitary habits then me in grocery stores (about being around the food and such).
As a side note: anyone ever run errands and such in their PJ's? How about ride a horse? lol I'm excited I'm not a freak!
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post #40 of 136 Old 08-14-2013, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by NorthernMama View Post
GH, can't you be proud of your dust and sweat somewhere other than on my groceries? LOL And the others that posted that you go from the barn to the store, do you at least wash up? Could you?
If my T-shirt is soaked in sweat, I change it before doing anything else. I'm fortunate enough to be able to do my riding at home, and a quick rinse & fresh shirt is just good manners.

But if it wasn't that hot out & there isn't visible moisture on my shirt...maybe not. Lots of people sweat in southern Arizona just getting across the parking lot!

My jeans don't get changed. Anyone who wants to sniff my legs to check for some horse sweat will get a knee to the nose. Let them smell blood... I figure a bit of horse sweat justifies my wearing cowboy boots. Besides, my mare doesn't sweat. She perspires. Or is it 'glistens'? Sometimes she glistens so much she drips...

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