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living in: secretariat

by amym

Secretariat fills the spot in every horse girl’s heart for an underdog victory. The 2010 telling of the Triple Crown winner is quite a looker, scoring high not just in speed but also style. It’s impossible not to root for the amazing mix of horse-girl housewife and southern 1970s, so skeptics, don’t even try. — Amy Merrick

1. Pendleton Blanket, $84; 2. Vintage Horse Trophy, $100; 3. Wire Dome Pendant, $149; 4. Ralph Lauren Jodhpurs, $290; 5. Horse Scarf, $25; 6. Frye Riding Boots, $378; 7. Tiered Tin Basket, $37; 8. Bit Bracelet, $320; 9. Horseshoe Hook, $18; 10. Rake Hook, $24

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That Penny Chenery pulled off thoroughbred elegance in a decade known for polyester disco pants is worthy of imitation. Her classy southern style, even in the stables, has me hankering to add more horsey goodness to my life. Shiny riding boots, trophies, jockey silks, a dash of mid-century — I’ll cheer her on till the finish line.

1. Scoop Neck Dress, $131; 2. Vintage Horse Pin, $22; 3. Sunburst Clock, $59; 4. Brass Horseshoe Door Knocker, $115; 5. Silver Julep Cup, $104/set of 4; 6. Reclaimed Tray, $38; 7. Opera Glasses, $32; 8. Moller Trolley, $1550; 9. Flokati Rug, $79

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