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It is not that a savage neckline or an arm full of ink will affect the ability to exercise a horses. That'?s what horses have a tendency to think. This is quite amusing, since the equestrian kingdom is mostly inhabited by free ghosts. Nevertheless, when an entrepreneur is looking for a coach, he usually feels attracted to a pro who, well, has a neat outline.
It doesn't matter if the best coach to qualify for the position doesn't match the above at all. Glossy dark boot, neat lederhosen, steam-pressed pants. Once I ran into a coach here in California with the brightest boot I've ever seen, like reflecting basins. I don't think that individual has ever rode or even coached a single animal.
Last I had this conversation last weekend with my coworker, a coach from the West, who wanted to see one of my tests. Not thinking she could come, she said, because the warm summers kept her from having enough clothes to wear to hide her wettoos. I never doubted her ability as a horsetrainer.
And I tried to convince them that it would be good to see the test. Everybody knows equestrian coaches are a strange people. When I was raised, I knew a coach all over New England who specialised in throwing young, ferocious or perilous animals. How did we make that necktie in the equestrian age?
Will that somehow interfere with his capacity to coach your steed? In other words, he was missing the right objects - lederhandschuhe, collar chemise, compressed jodhpurs. At the end my coach from the west did not come to the test with all his wettoos. Nevertheless, my ideals sometimes still rise, as when I read the journal Dresden Today.
Would it be awesome to fight an Iroquois for a judgeship? Last weekend, one of my pupils came in a pair of riding pants that braved the normally gloomy fashion of English riding clothes so thoroughly that I was briefly left dumbfounded. The special clothing producer also made models in various other eye-catching colours with puffs, which were almost everywhere where one could think.
Having gone past how weird I found them, I had to confess that I found the new make of slightly savage trousers quite stylish and introduced myself to a couple of warm tasselled trousers with yellows swaying from my legs. There would be such a rupture with my rigid, upper-lipped English riding education that I was afraid of a complete Identitätskrise.
Finally, the matt-coloured, unadorned jodhpurs were a cornerstone of my whole horsehood. One of my customers recently summarized how outmoded and perfect English jodhpurs are. Formerly she rode Western and then she and her buddies called English trousers "Dork trousers". There is not a thing I know of who picks up their riding trousers when they are looking for something really fun to put on.
Well, if those pants had pants swaying from them, it could just be another one. Throughout the years equestrian athletes have been asking for a regulation amendment in race clothing. What about another policy besides a pair of pants down there and a coat down there? Lastly, a few years ago the higher authority of the training federations heralded a new degree of freedom in the selection of equestrian clothing.
Having worn only monochrome for years, what colours were permitted? On the other hand, the response we received was similar to the one last weekend when I confessed that my rigid, upper-lipped English education would not allow me to completely detach myself from the shape of the Dork trousers form. Besides whites and blacks, they could now also carry marine blues and greys.
No matter how loudly we were begging for changes, I suppose we weren't really there. Perhaps we just can't see ourselves in electrically aubergine coloured trousers or trousers with fancy designs and hems. Actually, I've been trying my best at treating my own disease for the past 30 years with dark-colored jodhpurs made of synthetics that never really work.
until I' m in those tassel trousers. I' m quite sure that the remainder of the equestrian scene is right behind me.