HERBIE'S HINTS (named after my dad!)
When you show a horse, wearing gloves is expected if not mandatory. When you are on a horse holding reins, there may be a space between the cuff of your riding jacket and the top of your black glove. So a little secret is to use black electrical tape to cover the open end of your glove, so that it appears to be a solid line to your suit jacket.
This gives the rider a more professional look. One of the last things my dad would do before I mounted my horse, was to tape my gloves. Conversely, I couldn’t wait to tear the tape off after the class!
Some might say that a few inches of black tape is pretty inconsequential. If you know my drops- of-water-into-a-bucket theory, you know I think every little thing has the potential to be important.
Recently CNN aired a 4 hour series on Watergate. What led the “plumbers” to be arrested, which led eventually to the Nixon resignation, was TAPE. The plumbers had taped door locks so they could move in and out, and forgot to take the tape off of one door. Watergate security noticed the tape, which led to the arrests.
Herbie would say tape was a big thing.