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    12-02-2011, 10:05 PM
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Foal
Conflicting styles?

I have a Christmas parade tomorrow and I'll be using my Western saddle, however, I would like to "look nice" and wear my jodhpurs and my English polo (its red & gold!) And paddock boots w half chaps.

Basically, ride Western, dress English. Am I going to look ridiculous?
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    12-02-2011, 10:09 PM
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Weanling
Yes, you would (in my opinion). But on the other hand, even if you look silly I guarantee no one will give a second though to it.

Why not just use the english saddle if you're concerned?
     
    12-02-2011, 10:14 PM
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Showing
I agree that you will look severely out of place. Is there a particular reason why you cannot either use an english saddle/tack or dress in nice western clothing?
     
    12-02-2011, 10:27 PM
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Foal
No offense to any Western show riders, but Western wear, whether its casual or show, looks silly and tacky to me. I just don't like the look of it whatsoever (hats, button ups, boots & buckles). English is so elegant to me, and I like the sharp look of it.

My Western saddle looks better with her dressings, the English shows too much of things I don't want showing on the blanket Im using.
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    12-02-2011, 10:30 PM
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Yearling
Well I honestly don't think it will matter! The parade will probably be in front of a crowd, not knowing you look ridiculous and just admire the horse. Whenever I ride in parades I just make sure me and my horse look nice :)
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    12-02-2011, 10:33 PM
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Foal
Horse people will know....lol
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    12-02-2011, 10:36 PM
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Yearling
True lol. Last year in a parade we were doing Baltimore Raven's team since they were playing that day and I used a purple towel under my saddle pad and no one was like, omg that looks ridiculous take it off, they were like that's creative.

So unless OP is going to be worried that much of what other people think, then she needs her priorities straightened out.....because you really shouldn't care IMO.
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    12-02-2011, 10:51 PM
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Foal
Amen!
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    12-03-2011, 07:40 AM
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Green Broke
Since I don't ride in jeans (for over 40 years) I've always ridden in English style pants & tall English boots & then just a t-shirt or sweatshirt or whatever. I'm comfortable & Never ask for anyone's opinion on my attire. Now, if I was going into a show ring, than that would be a different matter,but I'm hacking around my neighborhood, & converstions to other passers-by or riders are limited.
     
    12-03-2011, 08:27 AM
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Green Broke
Who cares ,wear what you like, I've worn green tights and rode in a endurance saddle, and jeans and a club sweatshirt in an Australian saddle.
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