Thursday, February 4, 2010

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." ~ Winston Churchill

 


I'm a horse lover and, in trolling old photos on the Internet when I should be doing something productive, I was thinking how many fantastic images there are of horses and their people.  I love how each of these pictures tell such vivid stories about the relationships between the two.  It's also pretty easy to see why the equestrian influence on fashion is undeniable.


Miss Louise Ireland & Miss Helen Marye, April 18, 1925










Lt. Walter Brooke, Lt. C.T. Walwynt, Col. P.A. Kenna & Lt. Geoffrey Brooke, 1910?


Basketball on the tanbark at Durland's Riding Academy, New York, 1908


Wild West Polo, Coney Island

Images found on Shorpy, Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection, and the flickr Commons.

PS  Another one of my favorite horse quotations: "A woman needs two animals - the horse of her dreams and a jackass to pay for it."  ~Author Unknown

50 comments:

  1. Horses! I really want equestrian pants! I love how much people have evolved.

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  2. i love the post but i wasn't going to comment until i saw the final quote; haha. i love it! it reminds me of something my Grandmother would say.

    - Sarah Yvonne

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  3. haha, I love the quote! It sounds exactly like something my mother would say only to get a glare from my father, but we'd laugh anyways.

    I do love to see how equestrian clothing have inspired and influenced fashion and style.

    Nerds Are Cool Too

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  4. I love horses too - great pictures and I love the quote (-: Icing on the cake.

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  5. Love those vintage photos... I thought you'll be ending this post with your horse-riding outfit. xoxo

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  6. ...aw, these photos are making me really nostalgic for my childhood. i rode for a bit - very casually and now wish i kept up lessons. note to self: will buy horses and stable when i make 6 figures...

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  7. those photos are so cool!!! that last quote made me laugh!!! :D hahaha!

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  8. That last quote is one of my favs too! I used to take riding lessons way back in the day. Awesome photos love.

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  9. I love horses too but I'm too scared to pet them.
    good post, E!

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  10. My family has horses, too, and we have the jackass quote on a magnet somewhere. My dad is fond of that one.

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  11. Thank god for riding pants and the man holding onto the reins while skiing is hilarious.

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  12. Sigh, I miss my childhood. I love horses. I've sadly never ridden on a horse. Those photos are beautiful.

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  13. Such a beautiful, unique set of pictures! Loving it.

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  14. this post brought tears to my eyes! horses are so magical, and i had them growing up, but since going to college i have been without... its a huge void in my life!

    thanks for sharing, and the morning cry! XX
    stylesubstanceandsutton.blogspot.com

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  15. Those are awesome. It would be fun to frame a series of them for a den. I've never ridden a horse. Can you believe it? The hubs had a show horse when he was young named...wait for it...Tony the Pony. How cute is that?

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  16. Love that last quote! So do you ride E?

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  17. i adore this post! it's lovely seeing the history of the relationship between horses and man (and some fashion mixed in!) :)

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  18. wow these photos are so pretty. makes me wish i lived in the past.

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  19. I love horses!!They're such great creatures! That quote was so funny!! xoxoxoxo

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  20. Love these. Fantastic post.
    My favourite has to be the Indian Chief a top his horse.
    Stunning.
    x

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  21. I love horses as well. We have a lot of horses around the area we live too. xo

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  22. Oh, these make me miss my horses so much. I need to plan a trip out to my parents' to visit them. It's just too snowy to ride right now.

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  23. lovely photos. I love horses too! It was ages ago since I rode one. the quote made me smile!

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  24. You have a great blog!
    Best of luck! ;)

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    x Valentine

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  25. I love looking at old photos...and i've always wanted a horse..they are such gorgeous animals.

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  26. wow very unique, and inspiring post. Horses are beautiful creatures!
    I love your blog and have been following for some time quietly!

    Wanna trade links?

    xx
    http://mandalyzing.blogspot.com/

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  27. love the horses I really want to ride one in the water

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  28. You chose very nice pictures. And I thin that Churchil was right. There are no as genuine creatures as animals are.

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  29. So inspirated. I love them all...


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    Good luck!

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  31. Love all these images and equestrian fashion is always a delight!

    Loves x

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  32. I always wanted apony but never got one, maybe one day lol

    great post, beautiful pics =]

    Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  33. I love these photos, I love how you combined anthropology, fashion, & your love for these magnificent creatures! I especially love the uniforms on the "REDS" ladies....amazing!

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  34. love that quote! when my family used to travel to florida, they used to take me to like this horse farm where you could ride ponies..LOL. i loved it as a kid.

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  35. inspirational post
    i loove this

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  36. I loooove these photos! I am swooning over those pincurls in the first photo!

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  37. these images are beautiful, E! thx for sharing:) i love equestrian boots! the last quote made me lol:D

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  38. love these pictures! especially the first one. so vintage! i think horses has something special. they're incredibile and gorgeous animals
    xoxo jade

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  39. what a radical post!!!

    i have never ridden a horse (well, a poor pony once at a carnival -- poor thing). a few years ago i actually stood next to a cop's horse. it was AMAZING. they are so big, beautiful and majestic!

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  40. I'm not the biggest fun of horses but I enjoyed watching photos! and yea.. I need some jackass, hehehe :).

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  41. I used to ride horses as a little girl until about 14...I miss those days and this post just reminded me of how much I do...great pictures, thanks for sharing!

    Happy Monday :D

    ♡,
    Jessica

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  42. I luv horses, so I really loved your post!!! xx

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  43. Oooh, I just love horses... I think they are beautiful, powerful animals. Even thought I've ridden a few times in my life, I def won't say that I know "how to ride"... that takes a lot of time and patience and bonding with one's horse.

    I hope your horsey gets well!! Oh, my heart about broke when you told me it's your horse that is ill...

    xoxo J

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