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    Thank you everybody so much! These are great...

    Thank you everybody so much! These are great stories and lots of ideas to pursue. When the blog is up and running, I'll pop back and let you all know so you can see what I've found.

    And so true...
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    These are all TERRIFIC stories. Thank you all so...

    These are all TERRIFIC stories. Thank you all so much! This is going to be so much fun.

    Kerrilli-- I am very excited about including international horses. A Dutch edition of The Eighty Dollar...
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    Thank you! What a great story... and I'm a...

    Thank you! What a great story... and I'm a graduate H-A pony clubber, so I have a soft spot for anything related to Pony Club.

    Also delighted to include some Canadian horses!
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    Oh yes! Uncle Max! I don't suppose you have a...

    Oh yes! Uncle Max! I don't suppose you have a picture of him?
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    Also, I just discovered The Gray Goose. That is...

    Also, I just discovered The Gray Goose. That is a wonderful story although how tragic about her daughter. Wow.
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    Thank you! I'm so glad to hear it. It's hard to...

    Thank you! I'm so glad to hear it. It's hard to go wrong with Snowman's story, and I've spent so much time with Harry de Leyer, that I feel like he's my adopted grandfather!

    These stories are ALL...
  7. Well now... I've never read Jilly Cooper's...

    Well now... I've never read Jilly Cooper's "Riders". Now, I'm going to grab one as soon as I can. Sounds like fun!:)
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    This is awesome! I'd like to feature a mix of...

    This is awesome! I'd like to feature a mix of current and historical horses, and horses from different disciplines.

    (eventing was MY sport, back in the stone age. :))
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    Oh my gosh! I remember Stroller. That's a great...

    Oh my gosh! I remember Stroller. That's a great suggestion. And yes, I'm looking for eventers too! But the show jumping folk haven't given me any ideas yet.
  10. Famous Endurance horses with humble beginnings

    Hi everybody,

    I'm the author of a new book about the 1950s show jumper, Snowman.

    Snowman, who was purchased for $80 off a truck bound for the slaughterhouse, is one of the best known horses who...
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    Famous Eventers with humble beginnings

    Hi everybody,

    I'm the author of a new book about the 1950s show jumper, Snowman.

    Snowman, who was purchased for $80 off a truck bound for the slaughterhouse, is one of the best known horses who...
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    Famous Jumpers with humble beginnings...

    Hi everybody,

    I'm the author of a new book about the 1950s show jumper, Snowman.

    Snowman, who was purchased for $80 off a truck bound for the slaughterhouse, is one of the best known horses who...
  13. So fun for an author to peek into this thread and...

    So fun for an author to peek into this thread and find out what people "really" think! So true what everyone says about the covers! Mine has been through LOTS of iterations.

    Just a heads up...
  14. My daughter is in 8th grade at Garrison Forest...

    My daughter is in 8th grade at Garrison Forest and she has a number of friends who are boarders. PM me for details. I can highly recommend the school!
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    Thank you!

    Thank you!
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    Need old Garden Pictures: pre-1960

    Hi All,

    Does anyone have any old pictures from the Garden-- roughly 1945-1960(or so) especially any pictures that show the crowd, stands, ambience....

    If so, and if you'd consider letting me...
  17. A movie of the Snowman story was never made,...

    A movie of the Snowman story was never made, although there were two children's books-- now both sadly out of print.
    I'm the author of a brand new book about Snowman--

    I'm the author of a new...
  18. desperately seeking old National HS Programs...

    Does anyone out there happen to have a dusty old trunk stuffed with super old National Horse Show Programs, in particular, for the years 1958 and/or 1959.(or 60-62 would do.) I saw them on ebay...
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    canter or gallop?

    Would you describe the pace used in an open jumper class as a canter or a gallop?

    Thanks!
  20. Thread: Al Fiore?

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    Al Fiore?

    For research for a book about show jumping in the 1950s, I am trying to get more information about the jumper rider Al Fiore, who rode Riviera Wonder, in particular, anyone who might have personal...
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    Oh, you are a genius, and how fun that you...

    Oh, you are a genius, and how fun that you collect vintage saddle soap tins.

    I was thinking of Properts... I don't suppose you know if Properts was made in the 1950s. Perhaps Viscol would be even...
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    Need help. Old saddle soap name.

    Ok, it came in an orange/tan can

    The soap was solid and kind of an orange color

    I think there was an old-fashioned carriage or jumping horse picture on the front.

    I can't remember what it...
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    Hello from a fellow old west coaster... what a...

    Hello from a fellow old west coaster... what a fun thread with so many familiar names and places.
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    Thanks! I feel so lucky to be writing it. I've...

    Thanks! I feel so lucky to be writing it. I've written several other books, but I always wanted to be Marguerite Henry or Walter Farley when I grew up, so this is like a dream come true. :)

    The...
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    I'd have to get permission.

    I'd have to get permission.
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