Monday, February 22, 2010

Native Costume


















15 comments:

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!!

fernvalley01 said...

Love the costumes!

Reddunappy said...

Native costume class is so cool! Those costumes cost a fortune!

sue said...

oh my goodness.. what do you even say about those wonderful photos... what do "costumes" like that even cost??? absolutely stunning!!!!!

Sydney said...

Spectacular. I don't think I could choose just one favorite.

JeniQ said...

Absolutely stunning. This has always been one of my favorite Arab classes. I never got to show in native costume, but I helped "dress" for quite a few. Time consuming to say the least

Kootenay Backcountry Horsemen said...

Wow that was something.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Gorgeous photos! Love native costume classes:)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Native Costume is the best class in an Arabian Show, imo. Gorgeous!


~Lisa

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Lovely costumes, all! How do you choose??

achieve1dream said...

Wow those are so great!!

lytha said...

i miss hearing from you. tell us about it!

~lytha

Laura said...

Wow - beautiful costumes! Some of the colour combos are so nice!

Callie said...

Wow! Now that's pretty cool!

lytha said...

this one bothered me because i don't believe halter or native costume arabians should have stacks on their feet.

you've allowed us to zoom in on each of your photos, and the first photo in this series has metal straps holding his "stacks" on his feet. (i think i'm allowed to call them that, since they are attached this way.)

i also did not like the saddleseat feet on the halter horses - since when do halter arabians need them?

i haven't been to many arab halter classes, but i don't remember this happening in the past.

arabians have lofty gaits naturally, and it's repulsive that we have to try to improve on that with these shoeing methods in classes where natural movement is rewarded. (i'm not mentioning saddleseat type classes, where those feet are the norm, and the movement isn't what i'd call "natural".)

~lytha