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bsms 02-06-2011 09:42 PM

Riding with Reagan...good book
 
Not sure where this belongs, but I read a book a few years ago that I liked - Riding with Reagan. It is available at Amazon used for $0.01 plus shipping:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0806526793/ref=tmm_hrd_used_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=used
A lengthy excerpt can be found here:

Riding with Reagan: From the White ... - Google Books

Regardless of what one thinks of his politics, it may be a long time before the US has another President who loves horses and rode like Reagan did...

http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/22491/...opyrighted.jpg

http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/22491/...opyrighted.jpg

The helmet fanatics would crucify him now...:wink:

bsms 02-06-2011 09:48 PM

http://imagecache6.allposters.com/LR...8/XJPUD00Z.jpg

Someone tell the Queen about helmets...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...th_II_1982.jpg

http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archive...c11551-25a.jpg

gottatrot 02-07-2011 12:57 PM

Great post, I had never seen photos of Reagan jumping before. I like your comments: it had never before occurred to me that heads of state don't protect their heads when riding. I guess the secret service can prevent people from having brain injuries? :)

bsms 02-07-2011 01:04 PM

The book was by a secret service agent. I gather they went nuts trying to figure out how to keep Reagan from getting hurt, when riding a horse of any sort can be dangerous. And Reagan wasn't a 'slow walk down the trail' kind of guy. He liked riding fast and jumping.

I don't get on a horse without a helmet, but the picture of Ronald Reagan and Queen Elizabeth 2 makes a person think about the changes in our society.

I also thought it was interesting that an actor who did westerns loved riding English!

Shasta1981 02-07-2011 03:06 PM

Oh my gosh I had no idea that Reagan was an equestrian! This looks great, I will definitely read it. Thanks for posting!


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