Bespoke Racing Silks Peterchurch
How much history do you know about horses? They are a fascinating study. Many in Peterchurch today think of horses in relation to horse racing. The sport has remained popular for many decades. Others think of horses in previous generations where they were the sole means of travel and in the fields working and helping their owners. Horses have had a huge part in human history, and they have a turbulent story to relate.
Let’s take one fun fact that perhaps you didn’t know. Horses used to wear bonnets, caps and straw peaks. Have you ever seen an old black and white film where the horses are in the background wearing the season’s fashion hats? If you don’t believe this truth, there is photographic evidence that you can find on the internet.
Why were horses made to wear hats? Animal right activists in the early 1900’s was concerned that the horses were too hot. This was a result of some horses sadly losing their lives due to heat exhaustion and dehydration. The biggest issue really was that the work and racing horses had no shade to relive themselves and no access to water at regular intervals. These solutions were being acted upon. Water fountains were erected in different areas for the horses to drink from. The owners were instructed to remove the horse’s bit from its mouth to allow him to have an easy drink. This helped the horse in stifling heat.
While the hats were another supposed help to the ailing horses, unfortunately, the hats caused the horses to retain more heat. While the action didn’t help, it came from a kind place. The hats became a fashion statement. Shop windows featured the seasons fashion hats for the horses and, while some horses were indifferent to the effect, others with long faces seemed to protest the humiliation put upon them.
While horse hats were a failure and didn’t last beyond a decade, jockeys or those who ride and racehorses are the ones who have adopted the tradition. Bespoke racing silks are a common purchase for horse lovers here in Peterchurch and throughout the horse community. Bespoke racing silks are worn over a jockey’s or rider’s protective helmet. The colours make them easily identifiable which is a great help in a race with so many similar looking horses and jockeys.
Bespoke riding silks can also be a fashion statement as the horse hats came to be. We all like to express who we are, and we want to show who our horse is. We can do this metaphorically with a bespoke racing silk. Peterchurch is home to Horse & Jockey which specialise in bespoke racing silks. For the most varied supply of bespoke racing silks Peterchurch has to offer, visit Horse & Jockey.
If you want bespoke racing silks to follow in the footsteps of horse hat fashions, to identify you in a rasce or to make a statement of your own, you can find them at Horse & Jockey.