Monday, January 26, 2015

Extreme Color Coordination

I admit I like to dress up a bit for riding.  I'm a polo shirt (or blouse) tucked in, belt, nice breeches kind of girl.  I have so many belts I don't dare count them, and I always want more.  If I can make my colors match somewhat with my horse's outfit for the day, even better.
Holy cow

Prisoner gives a head nod

Pony snuggles
Not only did Prisoner and I have matching outfits on Saturday, he was a boss.  Yep, again.  He walk, trot, cantered, and even started to really understand stretchy trot.  I was thrilled, and Sprinklerbandit even mentioned how nice he looked.  It was a really fun day with her and Micaylah, tack store and riding adventures abounded.
Woah I have got to fix that mane

Him trying to be crazy and pull...teddy bear style

And the other way
His trot is swingier than it was in fall and his canter is more settled.  In fact on Sunday we did sitting trot to sitting canter and he was much more comfortable with me sitting the canter than he ever has been before.  I even had to push him forward for a little more canter instead of constantly trying to slow down.
WOWWOWWOW!

Starting to stretch

Adjustable head set
While I don't think that Prisoner really cares if we match, I am a believer in the old George Morris adage that you should always dress for success as it will give you a more serious mindset which will lead to more productive riding.  I know that he would roll over in horror about these colors...but we must remember I event.  My tack is clean, my shirt is tucked (under my jacket), my horse is clean.  No worries, if I'm ever lucky enough to ride with Mr. Morris it will be all navy and tan and white on me and my horse!

22 comments:

  1. YES I am 100% with you on being 'dressed' to ride! When you dress well, you fell better about yourself and take your task more seriously. And Prisoner looks AMAZING, as per usual!

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  2. I love it! The Tiffany blue suits you and Prisoner perfectly!

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    1. I figure I should find another color than pink to ride him in!

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  3. Yessss I always dress nice when I ride unless it's just not planned or if I'm sick or something. Makes me feel better about myself and makes me ride better. And I always try to match my tack, haha!

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  4. Drooling over the breeches AND the trot!

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  5. You guys always look 100%. Never any less!

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  6. Ya'll always look amazing ♡♡♡♡
    I def agree putting in the effort into outfits makes me want to ride better too - plus bloggers posting their awesome outfits give me ideas for colour combos etc.

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    1. :)))) I love all the bloggers for outfit ideas!

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  7. I think you need to get sponsored by C-4!!!!! Also, you guys look incredible!

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    1. Yay you are back!!!! That would be amazing...I actually have a C4 post coming up, but alas no sponsership.

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  8. I think George Morris is rolling in his (future) grave for being mentioned in the same post as those polos.

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  9. I love to be matchy-matchy. It's an addiction, lol

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  10. I vote the breech color be an option for future eventer pony Prisoner. You both look snappy!

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  11. I do feel a little bit better/more serious when I'm dressed up a bit to ride - that GM was on to something. You look fab!

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