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hunter/english class question
ok i may be old fashioned but when did it become ok to ride in a mans dress shirt and a mans neck tie in a hunter class? also is it now ok to ride with flat hands rather then the ice cream cone ones? Another question i have is when did it become ok to canter in a walk trot over cross rails? And i have read that in some shows it is ok to wear half-chaps but did it also become ok to wear rubber tall field boots? Please tell me am i just old fashioned or was this weekends show just a mess? i do have picks of the lady wearing the shirt and tie cause well i didnt think anyone would belive me.
What type of show? If it was a schooling or low rated show it doesn't matter that much. A higher rated show no way though
It was an open show that was held by n arab club it was a incentive program with high point given out this weekend for all the shows of this year. The sad part is the lady beat a girl that to me looked like she rode better and was dressed in proper attire. Am i wrong to think even in a open show you should dress and ride the part?
here is the lady in question
Hahaha she looks a little ridiculous.
I believe flat hands are always a no no..
... but I am thankful to be able to wear half chaps. I just can't afford tall boots.
Um, who cares? My riding instructor has always told us she's not fond of the hunter world (she's a jumper at heart) because she doesn't like how prissy some of the people can tend to be. I figured that was just her perception, but you're fitting right into her stereotype. I'm pretty sure it's not a fashion show, so it really shouldn't matter if maybe someone finds men's show clothes more comfortable or if they can't afford tall boots or whatever else.
I am a true believer that no matter how small/big the show is you always dress and ride the part.
"My riding instructor has always told us she's not fond of the hunter world (she's a jumper at heart) because she doesn't like how prissy some of the people can tend to be"
perhaps she couldnt make it in the "prissy" world? sloppy legs? flat hands? I really dont know and dont care.
My question was to attain what was allowed so i would know what my daughter and myself could start out with when I find a new horse that can perform this particular discipline. As to the half chaps i dont find fault in wearing them to the lower lvl shows nor to the schooling shows. I to think that you should at least try to dress the part i mean a mans neck tie???? at least get a nice pin instead.......
Thank you to the people that answered in a constructive way
I think its more of a tradition thing and thats why people want a strict dresscode. The hunt uniform has been around a long time and now people are changing it... as apposed to upholding the traditional clothing.
Most traditions today... not just with horse back riding .. seem to be going out the window.
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