New Equipment: Gloves

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you the Haynet 2014 winners:
1st: The Dressage Tipster
2nd: My Shetland
3rd: A Filly’s Best Friend
4th: Tales From Provence

Sob. At least I got a blog post [Vote] or two [Donkeys] out of it. Onwards! BTW do stations still interrupt their programs, or have I dated myself?
Long show gloves from Hartmeyer Saddlery.

Photo by Courtney Huguley
Photo by Courtney Huguley

These are the same folks who talked me into my colorful show outfit [Show Photos]. I may be developing a favorite saddle seat store. Who would have thought?

I bought black gloves for show, navy blue for schooling. Two pairs of black would have been more sensible. I would still have a functional pair if I lost a show glove. OTOH, if it’s not fun, why do it?

Patting Natalie Photo by Courtney Huguley
Patting Natalie
Photo by Courtney Huguley

Extravagant, yes. One might even say excessively extravagant. They were kind of a freebie. I used the prize money from Nationals. Checks in the mail. Hard to get tired of that.

The 2014 stationery with 2014 photo.
The 2014 stationery with 2014 photo.
I did not stay for the group picture this year. I was sufficiently tired that I wanted to drive home with as much daylight as possible.

I still don’t like wearing gloves, “When I left eventing for jumpers, I pulled off my gloves with a sigh of relief.” [Repost]. Now I have even more reason not to wear them with my own horses. (If. When.) The gloves, or lack thereof, can remind me which saddle I am riding in. Best not to come over all saddle seat in the middle of a jumping round.

3 thoughts on “New Equipment: Gloves

  1. I like those gloves! And I’m totally INTO wearing gloves, just used to it now I suppose. I feel weird without them during the summer months when it’s too hot to wear them

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