- Pink (no sorry Raspberry)
- EuroStar Full Size
- Dressage Cut Saddle Cloth
- Diamond quilting
- Fly Veil
- Pretty edge design
- Smart logo design in the corner
- Saddle Cloth Retailing at £49.00
- Fly Veil Retailing at £20
So, £69.00 worth of giveaway! Completely FREE
I’m told that females are literally hard-wired to like Pink. But can’t imagine why this would be? The first experiments to determine if girls actually prefer pink were done in 1893 at the Chicago World’s Fair and suggested that most people prefer blue, with a slight female preference for redder hues. A similar experiment was done by Professor Anya Hurlbert in 2007 and gave the same results: Women preferred redder shades of hues, especially of blue. When the experiment was conducted with 3 year old children they showed absolutely NO discrimination towards toys of a particular colour.
The fact is when these kids grow up society (generally speaking) makes them biased towards certain colours. Most become aware of the accepted norm and behaved accordingly. However, there’s more than meets the eye with the colour thing. In the 18th & 19th Century pink was a masculine colour because it was intense. Blue was considered softer and more delicate to look at and therefore considered feminine.
Frockcoat and Waistcoat Detail from gentleman’s Suit, 1750-1775 British, wool, silk, gold. 1829 British Silk and Wool Suit of Mens Clothes
Still as late as the early 20th Century pink was considered masculine. A Ladies’ Home Journal article in June 1918 stated “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger colour is more suitable for the boy, while blue which is more delicate and dainty is prettier for the girl.”
Looking Pretty In Pink
As years passed, there was an increase in gender differentiation based on colour in clothing as well as toys which all changed in the mid 1940’s, particularly the clothing part when the manufacturers chose pink for girls and blue for boys and it stuck! This was ingrained with the help of ‘painting the nursery in an appropriate colour’ following the development of pre-natal testing in the mid 1980’s.
Put simply girls prefer pink for the same reason that all mares are moody; English women are prim and proper; dressage is something you do when you fear jumping; chesnut mares are nutters. Since there doesn’t appear to be any valid scientific evidence that girls are born with a natural preference to pink, it is a stereotype dictated by the fashion of the day.
Phew! I’m not abnormal or a raging feminist because I don’t cover myself in Pink. They lied when they told me I am hard-wired to like Pink. Was a time when I would never choose the colour – ever! But I like to think of myself as a pretty well rounded person, so I started pink therapy. A splash on my training gear; then a pink striped shirt which I quite liked and someone commented looked “lush”! Slowly does it – then came a pink jumper to go with it, now I find I am a little drawn to pink stuff. But everything in moderation, of course.
It’s a very positive colour which brings positivity into your life. Heck, A.K. has pink over-reach for the field! I think I might be allowing myself a masculine statement there! Want to be as rounded an individual as me? Get some pink in your life.
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