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post #1 of 10 Old 09-08-2019, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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I have no idea what this is

I got the list of everything i need for our first show this weekend, and it says i need a bridget. Someone please enlighten me on what a bridget is haha.
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-08-2019, 09:47 PM
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Breeches + autocorrect?
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post #3 of 10 Old 09-08-2019, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mkmurphy81 View Post
Breeches + autocorrect?
This seems reasonable since it also says "shirt with long slives"

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post #4 of 10 Old 09-08-2019, 09:55 PM
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Dear DreamerR, a Bridget is a sort of female ostler who will do all the grooming, snack feeding, tacking up, washing etc for you while you keep your breeches nice and white for your event!

But I have no idea what a slive is. Anyone?

PS: Did you hear about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac? He lay awake all night wondering if there was a dog.

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post #5 of 10 Old 09-09-2019, 06:49 PM
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Sometimes, my mind works on unsolved problems during sleep, such as those baffling slives. If a really ocker Aussie talks about slives, they mean slaves, as in, "Are you bringing your slives to the barbie this arvo, mate? And don't forget the snaggers, the six-pack and the mozzie spray. Gonna be bonza. There'll be a footy to kick around too."

I was a bit mystified about the shirt with long slives, but since they're already bringing a Bridget to do all the dirty work for them so they can keep their breeches spotless, perhaps the slives are mentioned in conjunction with the shirt, and have to be long, so they can keep the rider in their white breeches well off the ground until the horse is available to take over this task, further reducing the risk to the spotlessness of the breeches and general attire before the actual event.
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-09-2019, 07:20 PM
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Slives seem like a throwback to Elizabethan riding dress. However, polo was a Persian game, far predating the Elizabethan era. They didn't indulge in slives in Persia, preferring the kandus.

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post #7 of 10 Old 09-09-2019, 08:27 PM
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Slives just made me think of the Jabberwocky (slithy toves) and now with SueC's description of a Bridget, I am having visions of something steampunk-ish. Should be a fun show, LOL.
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-09-2019, 08:35 PM
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Nobody has mentioned yet the racquet for horse grooming. Are the riders supposed to bat the brushes across the hay net?
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-09-2019, 08:54 PM
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Nobody has mentioned yet the racquet for horse grooming. Are the riders supposed to bat the brushes across the hay net?
Or the extension cord to recharge pony in between classes??
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-09-2019, 09:27 PM
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you need your:

pitch pipe, to make sure you are whistling in tune
your mounting tape , to get your American Idol posters up on the stall wall
Your extension helmet, for when you head swells up with praise, so your helmet will still fit.

your hose belt, so you can bring the water to the stall
Your grooming racquet, for grooming competitions
your Polo slaves, who will run from wicket to wicket and make you look handy
and, your 'Bridget', who will point to door number one, two or three, and see which idiot picks what.

Don't forget the list.
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