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    I worked at Roads' End in the early 80's and took...

    I worked at Roads' End in the early 80's and took care of Possum Corner Big John one summer. What a character of a pony, with more than his share of idiosyncrasies. When he shipped, you would often...
  2. There was an article about this in the Metro...

    There was an article about this in the Metro section of the Chicago Tribune yesterday and the women's big complaint was that they were told in the presence of other customers and that embarassed...
  3. Not a saddlebred person at all here, so have no...

    Not a saddlebred person at all here, so have no explanation why this topic has totally caught my attention. Don't know what other news or views I am expecting, but after this long, I am going to go...
  4. I don't understand posting a series of...

    I don't understand posting a series of increasingly bitter and angry messages and complaining about the supposed mean tone of the h/j boards. I am a regular reader here and have rarely seen posts...
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    One of the Curry girls, I think it is Francis,...

    One of the Curry girls, I think it is Francis, rode the black horse Big River in the Amateurs in the late 90's and then showed him in the Adults. I think that either she or her sister have daughters...
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    I think that the Currys had Gwynned (sp?) Silver...

    I think that the Currys had Gwynned (sp?) Silver Seal around that time.
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    Natty, Nice to hear from you. Here are the...

    Natty,
    Nice to hear from you. Here are the answers that I know: Kraut's large was Added Touch, chestnut with lots of white, somewhat Araby looking. Special Effects actually started with Charlie...
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    Natty, From your list of ponies, I know...

    Natty,
    From your list of ponies, I know exactly who you are. I am also from Batavia and still live there now. That should make it fairly clear for you, I would think. I hope all is well with...
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    Princess Peroxide was in Illinois in the late...

    Princess Peroxide was in Illinois in the late 70's/early 80's, when she was owned by both of the Williams sisters, Whitney and Leslie. They also had another great large pony at the time named Deja...
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    Pastry, when you mentioned Different Strokes, I...

    Pastry, when you mentioned Different Strokes, I knew exactly who you are. E-mail me, if you would like and I can fill you in on the current Roads End alumni news that I know of.
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    Pastry, If you were at Roads End in the early...

    Pastry, If you were at Roads End in the early 80's, that was around the time that I was there also. I worked during the summers while I was in college. 1981 through 1983, I believe and also went to...
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    WOW! I have not thought of the name Cocoa Dot in...

    WOW! I have not thought of the name Cocoa Dot in ages! There were so many different and famous horses and ponies at Roads End during the time that I was there, that I sometimes do lose track. ...
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    Trudy Maxwell did not have blond hair; she had...

    Trudy Maxwell did not have blond hair; she had dark brown hair and usually wore it down or in a pony tail. I worked for her during the summers of college and there were always a lot of ponies. In...
  14. Silas Jayne is a great uncle to the "Jayne Kids"...

    Silas Jayne is a great uncle to the "Jayne Kids" (Maggie, Charlie and Haylie). He was one of the brothers of Alex's father. Silas did not have any children, so any talk of his son is incorrect.
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    Okapi: Ellen Van Dyke's small junior (she had...

    Okapi: Ellen Van Dyke's small junior (she had Talk of the Town in the larges at the same time)

    Just Call Me Flash: Bob(by) Kraut, who is now married to Laura Kraut

    Centercourt: Ashley...
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    Red Pfohl rode Peter Pan in the late 70's/early...

    Red Pfohl rode Peter Pan in the late 70's/early 80's and then he went to Jennifer Castelucci.
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    had a grey jumper named Partly Cloudy that could...

    had a grey jumper named Partly Cloudy that could have been around during the Special Envoy days.
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    Good job. Scot To Do was who I was talking...

    Good job. Scot To Do was who I was talking about. Where did he come from and who rode him as a professional?
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    Who is another hunter who was ridden by...

    Who is another hunter who was ridden by professional(s), before he went on to be successful with the same A/O that Ruxton did?
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    Ruxton that you are talking about? He was shown...

    Ruxton that you are talking about? He was shown by Charlie Weaver and then went to Ellen Van Dyke and was successful in the A/O.
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    but what purpose does your criticizing President...

    but what purpose does your criticizing President Bush serve. There are many who did not vote for him who are not using this opportunity to denounce his every action and word. In your last post, you...
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    with your Count Tuscan knowledge (well, I mean...

    with your Count Tuscan knowledge (well, I mean the rest of it too).
    And Alex, I thought that Kim Axford was one of the last to show Count Tuscan in the A/A around 1983-1984.
    Finally, the...
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    the horse that I was thinking of, but I guess I...

    the horse that I was thinking of, but I guess I was under the incorrect notion that Martha and Emily Wachtel showed her when they were at Hunterdon/Beacon Hill. Oooops!

    Here's another one and I...
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    is Laura Tidball who won the Maclay on the...

    is Laura Tidball who won the Maclay on the equitation horse Glen Owen and trained with Tim Kees. The year had to be 1979 or 1980. Could the second one be Eryn Ballard?
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    Who is the grey, mare, small junior, who was...

    Who is the grey, mare, small junior, who was beautiful and won quite a bit, but could be rather nasty on the ground and was shown by two sisters in the late 70's to early 80's. One of the sisters...
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