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Hey everyone.
I have to say these are the ONLY pics I have left from me riding many years ago. Over the years many things have been lost stolen and shuffled around in my less than normal lifestyle. I came across these about two years ago and brought them home. When I visited my folks for christmas, I brought them with me so my Mom could scan them and I could save them and also post them here.
Here is the scoop on the little chestnut Arab. He was 5 and very untrained! I believe I am 15 in these photos. I worked with a woman feeding and riding horses for money. This little arab was purchased by a family (along with 4 other unsuitable arabs for their non experienced children) Our job was to get them traned and rideable. So for about 8 months I worked with Arab. His name was Haliam.
At this show, I rode in a flat class and in a jumping class. In the jumping class we did absolutely poorly as Heliam had never been there and was afraid of all the jumps. He refused 2 or 3 jumps. I remember having a real difficult ti,e with one in particular but since it was not a rated show or anything like that they let us continue to try. I didn't give up and circled until I calmly managed to het him over all the fences.
At the end of the show I was given the huge bowl trophy for having the best horsmanship. Becasue when Heliam refused etc. I managed to keep my wits about me and just get the job done. I think the judges were impressed because I was had talked and rewarded Haliam after he did the right thing. That trophy had been around for years. It was a trophy that they engraved your name on and the next year you got to give it away to the new winner.
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1.) Me clearly getting cut off in a flat class. lol
2.) Must have actually got a ribbon inthat class
3.) a line up
4.) right be fefore a refusal at the next jump (I think)
5.) a ribbon I think from the flat calss
 

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cute pix! I remember those days... the rubber boots and the pants that don't match everyone elses! I bet it was a blast!
 

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Okay a few more pics ...
1.) blurry but I thought it was cute
2.) looking at my next jump!
3.) hehe way to ahead of him
4.) the trophy
5.) A pny named shadow I rode for a womans daughter.
6.) Me working one of my best OTTB's. I am probably 17 or so in this pic. I sold this horse "Up and Gone" JR. for short to a young girl who later took him to the Junior Grand Nationals and won everything :D
7.)
 

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Me at age 25 or so...
I raised Australian Cattle dogs for a while. The one with the mask face is Gizmo and the other one is her sister Annie. Annie was deaf and trained with hand signals.
Fun fun...
 

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LOL. I'll have to scan some old pix in too!
 

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Haha thats so funny I didn't even notice.
This place actually let me bring my horse there and be in the show even tho I didn't ride there and usually no outside horses are allowed. So I was lucky to allow Heliam in that show...I think I barrowed the coat!
hehehe!!
I felt old when I realized the age of these photos...lol
 

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LOL! Great pictures! Man, if you were 15 then, how bloody old are ya?!?! LOL. Teasing.

Man, I wish I could share my pictures - but MANY of my pictures are back home at my Parents place, on regular picture paper. Cause back then, we didn't have Digital Camera's.

I think you fall into the "Old Hag" Category with Spyder!
 

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RIGHT ON SISTA!!!!
lol...I just turned 40 and it's the new 20 Ya Know!!!
that is too funny.
I used to have this pic of me landing in the water while riding Haliam at a Pony Club cross country day! lol. I remember I had to ride to the hore park and had to get off to open a gate and got stugn by a Bee in my butt...lol
 

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I found this old photo of my gaming years. The other three riders are my sisters. I was doing dressage lessons (not my sisters), but we took our horses gaming. I am the little one.



That was a borrowed horse I was on. We never walked anywhere, we both loved galloping! My horse didn't do these games.

The chestnut (second from the right with my 6' sister) was reserve Fl. state champion pole bending champ. The little buckskin was champ barrel racer with my other tall sister.

I was about seven? That would make this about 1960? Yeah, I'm 56 (so you don't have to rack your brains counting LOL!).
 

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awwwww! That's awesome HP! I've wanted to see pics of you riding for a while now! lol.

That horse is adorable...or was?
 

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Oh my gosh, those photos are phenomenal! oh waw. I need to try to look through photos and see what I can find from when I first started riding when I was in Europe.

Great pictures ladies! please post some more if you have more. Those are a phenomenal piece of history!
 

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Allison...way cute!
I so wish I had others of me riding. When it was warm out I tried to get folks to photo me but they never turned out. haha...I give some folks my camera and they cant take photo's with it. Everything comes out catty wompus..
I will see if someone will vid me today. Altho I do have some short video's of me riding tiny. I am currently trying to educate myself on the vid making thing. I have mande one with photos and one with actual video so I need to learn how to post them...
Gotta get going I have errands and a lesson later.
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All I can say is make time to get photos of yourself when you are young, folks. I spent my life being very camera shy. I rode other people's horses, mostly, and show photos went to the owners. I never made any effort to ever get copies of them. You always figure it is not that important. Now that I am not showing at the levels that I used to, I am sorry I didn't make a better effort. It would be nice to have those photos, if only to SHOW people what you have done. My pictures are very hap-hazard and incomplete. Now, I make sure my students get good photos made.

Get over being camera shy!!
 

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Here's a couple of me and Pistol from about 15 years ago. I'll scan some more pix in tomorrow if I remember. Check out my toes over that jump!!!! In that last picture there is a teeny tiny brown horse trailer in the background, that was mine. Can you believe how tiny it was? Pistol was really thin in that last picture, it's the year I got him, he was 3 and had probably put on about 250 pounds at that time. He was so thin when I got him....
 

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omg- how totally cool. I love the smile on your face over that jump. We are always laughing at the barn and saying....."it won't work unless your holding your mouth right!!!" lol
Oh- those olden days!
I think Aliison hit that mark ...I rode people's horses in shows and they got the photo's...I did however have a pretty good collection f photo's, but saddly they were lost in my crazy life style.
I took video of my lesson yesterday, but it is not the greates video. I just have to learn how to post it! A project for this week.
Great photos...
 

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such great photos! Luckily, I'm a camera hog when I'm on my horse so I have lots of pics :) hahaha. And, when I go to USEA recognized events they almost always have a photographer there.
 
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