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post #11 of 19 Old 10-19-2012, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Oh these are GREAT!
CHMR, mine too, it was SERIOUS business!

You can get a lot further with a ladder than you can with crutches!!
What do you mean what do I mean?
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post #12 of 19 Old 10-19-2012, 02:46 PM
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I'll play. I need to look for some I haven't shared on here. Love seeing the old pics!
With my pony Dolly. (I'm the lifejacket kid) I sold her myself with a bit of help from grandpa, we told my mom after we sold her. Grandpa promised to get me a horse if I sold my pony. He did :)
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Sporting the 80s style with my forever heart horse, Bunny.
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Taking another kid for a ride (I'm the one on the back)
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Even more cool show clothes and equally as cool stupid face
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Showing hunt seat (3rd from left on the dun)
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post #13 of 19 Old 10-19-2012, 09:01 PM
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Here are a few photos from when I was young. I think I was eleven in these photos? I know I look a lot younger but I was (still am) very short.

This is me and the first horse I ever rode, Winky. When I started riding him he was 24 years old and missing an eye (hence the name). Winky was the best horse to learn on. He was a big boy but sweet and gentle. Took care of all the small/younger kids and adults who lost their confidence.



My sister is up front on Keeva. A stubborn horse but still, a good boy. I'm riding behind her still on Winky.



As I became more advanced in my riding I was moved up to Dennis, a spirited pony who was a bit troubling to handle. He was transported to the US from Mexico where the BO purchased him. Dennis was incredibly head shy and it would take a good half hour just to get his halter on him. Dennis was actually the first horse I was ever bucked off of.



My sister over on the left, riding Winky. I'm still on Dennis.




Still on Denny.



Yep, you're looking at that correctly. I'm tugging on poor Denny's mouth with a tom-thumb bit and riding a "go button" horse in spurs. I didn't know anything about bits and rode with whatever my instructor gave. I'm not surprised he bucked me off.



Me and Dennis. Picture of a picture.



Those are all the ones I can find right now. Although, my parents took many photos during lessons so I'm sure I have a lot more.

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post #14 of 19 Old 10-19-2012, 10:17 PM
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My mom used to take me trail riding. She later sold her horses and bought my sister and I our first pony. :)
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post #15 of 19 Old 10-19-2012, 10:43 PM
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I believe I posted this picture in the other thread, but here we go again.

I'm on the right, age 10, which would be 55 years ago..., on my Quarter/Shetland cross Dandy. My little sister, who was 7 at the time, is on the left on Sugar Babe, a TWH...




Looks like a picture you would see in a dang museum...
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post #16 of 19 Old 10-20-2012, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Wild Heart you were brave! Especially because my 7 year old looks taller than you did at 11! No worries! I'm only 5'2, 5'3 when I stretch, she's going to be around 5'8!
It's great when we shorties can duck limbs, I can't tell you how many times I've had to wait on DH to get around a low branch on his bigger mare and he's 6'3, ;)

Yeah, Face you should submit it. :)

MHF, oh girl! Those shirts, what a statement! :)
(I have one of me in a black hat with a spandex lime green skirt that will never see the light of day!)

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post #17 of 19 Old 10-20-2012, 08:41 AM
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MHF, oh girl! Those shirts, what a statement! :)
(I have one of me in a black hat with a spandex lime green skirt that will never see the light of day!)
Pretty awesome weren't they Ugh, spandex - what a horrible invention. I know where one pic of me in spandex bike shorts with Jana as a young mare is but that won't ever see the light of day either!

I will look today for another cool outfit picture for ya though, the same pony in the lifejacket pic, my mom took my sister & I in a leadline class a few times on her - we all had the same matching outfit. Red showmanship pants and red/white ruffled shirts. Yeah, it was as tacky as it gets. But what wasn't tacky in the early 80s? Pretty sure there was enough aqua net in the atmosphere it was inevitable

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I don't have any pics of me Riding my old guy, I got him and another horse when I was 12. The mare was Tiffany, a little 13.3hh arab, she was always fun to ride and she was so little falling off didn't hurt. Once I was practicing weaving in and out of cones and she decided to jump it rather then go around(in a western saddle) after that I got an english saddle and started jumping a little bit(mostly I just fell off). She had to be put down when I was 18. The gelding, Blue was just an awesome horse, I was talking to my moms neighbor daughter who is 14, we used to bring Blue and Tiffany over there to use for summer camp and she reminded me how NO ONE wanted to ride Blue because he would not go for anyone other then me lol.
We still have Blue, he's retired but still the best horse ever!

Here is a pic of Tiffany(and the neighbors daughter)


And the love of my life, Blue with one of the summer camp kids
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post #19 of 19 Old 10-20-2012, 07:49 PM
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Wild Heart you were brave! Especially because my 7 year old looks taller than you did at 11! No worries! I'm only 5'2, 5'3 when I stretch, she's going to be around 5'8!
It's great when we shorties can duck limbs, I can't tell you how many times I've had to wait on DH to get around a low branch on his bigger mare and he's 6'3" ;)
Face, love the photo! Nice looking horses your had there. =)

Fly, I think I was about 4'5" when I was eleven. I remember there being kindergarteners taller than me. However, I eventually I grew to 5ft.

Sometimes it's nice being short. Like you said, we can duck those low hanging branches a lot easier. Although, it's a pain when you are trying to reach something on the top shelf.
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