Interesting Objects.LAPC #182

An orange tailcoat worn by Edward Gal in the Tokyo Olympics. Dutch colors but very unusual for a tailcoat.
Horse’s tail braided for competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington Florida.
This worker uses this tool to flatten out a divet from the grass where a horse has pushed off to get up over a jump.
This is a horse’s bit. I pity whatever horse had this in its mouth. But this is from the times of Henry VIII. No horse would have to wear this now.
This is a very interesting front piece to the head armour of a horse. A lot of intricate work in the decoration and note the unicorn spike at the top!
One of the carriages at the Royal Mews in London.

These are my responses to Patti’s Lens Artists Challenge #182 of Interesting Objects. Thanks for this challenge Patti. I had fun going through my archives to find my interesting objects.

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Terrific choices Anne! Oh that bit—ouch! But the armor was so beautiful as was the braided tail. I had no idea they spent so much time on that. Do the judges notice and consider it at all?

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Oh yes. In the hunter world they look at the braids with a critical eye. Of course it matters how the horse goes but appearance is important. In England they have classes where the braiding and the hooves ( Farrier’s work) coat condition etc are all judged!

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      1. Tina Schell says:

        Wow, I’ll have to look more closely. I’ve noticed beautiful braiding but never knew it was so specialized

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  2. Leya says:

    Great selections, Anne – and I love the unicorn armour. To look at…

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it is decorative but if I was a horse I would not want to have to wear it 😆

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  3. Priti says:

    Wow! All are exclusive well shared 😊💕🎉

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  4. Anne Sandler says:

    I like how the horses get groomed for a competition/show. And, the old bit would be uncomfortable. Nice post Anne!

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  5. Marsha says:

    Those are amazing objects, Anne. I love the armor and how elegant it is. The carriage is a piece of art as well. Was the armor in England?

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it was in London..the headpiece in Wallace house and the bit the Tower of London.

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      1. Marsha says:

        I went to the museum in the Tower of London and another military museum as well. They were memorable even though it was in 1992.

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  6. JohnRH says:

    Great selections Anne.

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  7. Roadtirement says:

    That face armor is quite the intricate work.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it s. I also saw the armour of Henry VIII at the Tower of London ad it was all engraved with Tudor roses .

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  8. pattimoed says:

    A great collection of interesting objects, Anne. The horse’s bit looks tortuous! The braided tail is beautiful. I have never seen an orange jacket before in a competition. Interesting indeed!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Patti. That bit is torturous. Thal goodness we do not see things like that now.

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      1. pattimoed says:

        Yes, it’s true, Anne.

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  9. Those old-time metalworkers or armorers did some amazing work, that horse’s armor shows real artistry.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      I agree. The detail is really something.

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  10. That horse’s tail braided looks really interesting 🐴

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It is the hunter discipline that braids tails. We never have to do that for dressage. Usually it is done by a professional braider.

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      1. Roadtirement says:

        Professional braider: a truly niche occupation!

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        1. anne leueen says:

          Yes it is! For the hunter discipline they get lots of work as the braiding is very tricky and time consuming. At big shows like WEF the braiders go through at night braiding the horses to have them ready for competition the next morning.

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