In the Pink with KP Equestrian and Tiny Dancer

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Photo by doubtfulneddy/iStockphoto
Photo by doubtfulneddy/iStockphoto

Note: Photo not of merchandise from the KP Equestrian collection.

I’m either too provincial as a Yank or too old or too out-of-touch to have heard of Katie Price, aka “Jordan,” a British supermodel-merchandiser who excites headlines and gossip “across the pond.”

Price seems to be the UK’s version of a madcap mix of Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson and Martha Stewart.

And more pertinent to our purposes at The Horsey Set Net, she’s launched an equestrian-inspired clothing line for both horse and rider called KP Equestrian.

It’s a sportswear line that you could wear — and match with — your horse at the barn, if you were so inclined. And had a horse.

Currently, the dominant available color is hot pink. Or shocking pink across the pond.

Fashionistas will recognize the color as “Schiap,” inspired by designer Elsa Schiaparelli from the Nars cosmetics line.

But I also recognized the color and the motif from an episode of MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16.”

That episode’s belle of the birthday was Mary from Mississippi. Mary went all out with a Vegas-theme party for which she would dress as Barbie. But she didn’t want Barbie’s fabled pink Corvette. As an experienced show ring competitor, Mary wanted a Tennessee Walking Horse named Tiny Dancer, who had charmed her at her trainer’s barn.

As the finale for the show, pardon the spoiler, Tiny Dancer was led up to her party all decked out in a matching ensemble of hot pink blanket, leg wraps, halter and lead shank. Kind of like Barbie’s pink Corvette, but more fitting for Mary’s interests.

Except for the lack of a logo, Tiny Dancer’s attire reminds me a lot of KP Equestrian’s horse wear.

Equus Rides Again on Broadway

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Photo by Carol Rosegg
Photo by Carol Rosegg

Equus stars Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths

It’s not “Harry Potter Meets My Little Pony,” by any stretch of the imagination.

Not only is there a highly-publicized nude scene, but Peter Shaffer’s play “Equus” is a dark, edgy drama.

If you have a vivid imagination and a tendency to be squeamish, you might not want to click on this link about the play.

And if you don’t think you can handle the synopsis but you’re still wondering what the play’s about, here’s a one-line summation.

“Equus” is about psychotherapy sessions with a mentally ill young man who has blinded six horses with a hoofpick.

So, not only is Harry Potter Naked, he plays a troubled character who’s done some shocking things.

So, why do I have tickets? Prurient interest, perhaps?

Honestly, I may have passed because of the fanfare and hysteria over the nudity. But preparing this article gave me an insight that I might get to see a something special.

No – not that something.

I love to watch great drama. Plus, I live a short train ride from New York.

Reviews about the London production have noted that Radcliffe has the acting chops to deliver such a demanding role. The supporting cast in New York also includes stage and screen veteran Kate Mulgrew.

I figure that, if I don’t need at least a glass of pinot noir after the play to soothe my rattled nerves, then I haven’t gotten my money’s worth. I’ll let you know what I think after I see it.

Because great drama is supposed to engage the emotions. Serious drama and fiction have spelunked into the depths of human emotion and behavior for eons.

Playwright Peter Shaffer has said that the play, first produced in 1973, was inspired by a real incident. Scholars have noted deep mythological, psychological and sociological references woven into the play.

My tickets are for late October. And, no, I won’t be taking binoculars for a better view from my seat up in the mezzanine.

Site Improvements You Might Like

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I’m all too aware of the demands of modern life. There’s so much great stuff to read/do/see. And there’s only just so much time.

As much as I would love for you to be able to stop by and visit here at the site — and I made it all pretty so that you’d want to — the realities of modern life may require a more time-efficient approach to keeping up with what’s new here.

Then, it’s RSS to the rescue. 🙂

If you’ve always wondered, RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. And, if you know all about it, thank you for your patience while I explain it to folks who’ve seen those orange doohickeys and wondered what the blazes they mean.

All RSS does is give you updates from this site delivered to you. And, on this site, you have a choice of receiving your update by one of two methods.

1. The orange logo is a button that connects to a way to have updates sent like a digest, as with Google Reader. The signup takes you step by step.

2. The little form box below it sends updates to your Inbox.

Just, FYI, I won’t latch onto our email addy to send you spam. And I won’t sell it to anyone, either.

And, you may have noticed, I’m not “post happy” — I don’t post every day or multiple times a day like some bloggers do. In other words, you’ll only get an update from The Horsey Set Net when I post something new here.

In addition to the RSS feature is a similar convenience, a Comments subscription manager. As word gets out about what a great hangout this is for horse lovers, we may get into some discussions in the Comments area. Maybe you’ll want to keep track of what’s been said on a topic on which you’ve commented.

So, down below the topics and below the Comments form is a link that says, “Manage subscriptions.” That’s a link to keep you up-to-date on the latest comments on a topic. It’s another updates-via-email connection, only this one will only send you updates as long as readers add Comments to this particular topic.

Anyway, I’m still tinkering with the wiring (the programs running behind the scenes), so I might come up with some other convenient goodies from time2time. One I’m working on now is supposed to leave a trail of cyber-crumbs to Google so drop-in readers can find us here. Another is to organize the site better, sorta like an index. But that’s behind-the-scenes stuff.

Enough with the technical bulletins. 🙂