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  1. #1
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    Wink 70s pics when Hunters were Hunters

    I love seeing the old pics and especially the ones from outside courses....please add them on so we can all enjoy them. Some of the jumps were amazing.
    The rider casts his heart over the fence,
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    Wink Late 60's

    Can I play? I love the old days. I remember the solid stone wall at Stony Brook with the telephone pole cemented to it...used to pray every time I jumped it (I think I used to close my eyes too)!


    I apologize if these photos have been seen before:

    http://www.herselffarm.com/images/Golden%20Power.jpg

    http://www.herselffarm.com/images/AdLibPR.jpg

    http://www.herselffarm.com/images/KinKan66.jpg
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    We had one of those at Sweetbrier Farm - and you galloped down a hill to get to it. I used to be SO nervous at that one!

    (Course it took the in of the final combination of just post and rails - no cups - to bring us down one time - not pretty.)
    \"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.\" -- Ralph Waldo E



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    Great photos- very similar to some XC jumps you see today.



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    I love looking at all those old pictures... and wind up wishing that more shows had courses like that!!!

    still contemplating building myself an enormous brush fence... how do you suppose one would go about doing that without actually using branches or planting a hedgerow?



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    It's slipping my mind right now, but there was a great picture from Upperville in one of the recent chronicles that had a pictures of the working hunters which used to show at 4'9"!



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    GM would swoon over their form and releases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Riders used to look SO much better in those days....natural rather than perched and pretty. In turn, the horses also looked much more laid back and relaxed. What happened to the old standards???
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonriverfarm View Post
    GM would swoon over their form and releases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Riders used to look SO much better in those days....natural rather than perched and pretty. In turn, the horses also looked much more laid back and relaxed. What happened to the old standards???
    My thoughts exactly!
    I couldn't get an answer on another thread or get pointed in the right direction for a thread that could help me, but why do most of the riders today seem to be jumping ahead of their horses?



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    Sporthorsefilly, those are beautiful.

    I really do think I prefer that look, in so many ways: I loved that type of hunter hair, I loved the big fat mane braids (so easy to do... If you were quick you could do in about 20 minutes! ).

    Oh for the simpler times.

    And to answer the "big brush jump" question - most shows did use branches.
    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief



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    I have shown mine before, here and on the Outside Course, but I am rather proud of them so for those of you who may not have seen them...here are a few.

    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/14656...78183532puyWyQ

    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/14656...78183532scDbcW

    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/14656...78183532lPREQm

    Oh, and these are from the early sixty's. Hope you don't mind.



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    Here is my contribution from the mid-70s from Old Newbury where the mosquitos were as big as the planes.

    http://sports.webshots.com/photo/117...55984573cIvVOC



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    I love those auto releases. Would people look at you funny if you did that in the ring today? The crest release does not come natural to me.
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    u get big old crop and bust that nags ass the next time it even slow down.

    we see u in gp ring in no time.



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    Here's the horse I showed in the Jr. Hunters & regular Workings in the mid 70's.....he was a quarter horse (gasp!!!) - but was a great jumper and moved very well. I foxhunted on him - pretty much did it all........he was awesome!!

    http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...00450736XDEEQL

    It was great to show in the big fields......and gallop down those lines!



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    This is my hunter doing double duty as an Eq horse in the USET medal at Showpark in Del Mar. Mid 80's.
    (The earliest photos I have are from 78, but I was only 10 then so... not such cool photos as these great ones posted here.)

    He was found for me by Tish and John Quirk when they had Jet Pets, and were importing a lot of Dutch WB's (around the same time Best of Luck came to the states)

    http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/27...500x500Q85.jpg
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    Oh...can I play? Here are some of me as a young un in the 70's (alas, no auto release). One of these days I'll get them all scanned in........

    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/25800...95117594DdmQpL
    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/22934...95117594KGsTPr
    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/28025...95117594ZvnCnW



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    well, guys, you have POSTED the change from the true auto realease to what I call the beginnings of the "crest release at all times" - look at the pictures from the 60's and look at the pictures of the 70's right here!!

    The 60's all have auto releases, and the 70's have some form of a high CR - either floaty or just broken line from bit to elbow. Granted those 70's riders are not leaning on their horses' necks, etc etc - but THAT WAS THE BEGINNING!! I remember - had to CR to win in EQ - started in the early 70's - just before I aged out... Having read the book, where it stated (still does) that the CR was an intermediate release, I didn't understand what was going on.... Should I say, I still don't

    LOVE thos BRICK BREECHES!!!

    my outside course photo circa 69, I think....
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    1972 - California on (prepare to be aghasted) a palomino mare. River Ridge Riding Club in Malibu.
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    Great pic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMWalker View Post
    Great pic!
    Thanks!! I'm jealous though of all those beautiful automatic releases. Mine is def a crest release, which by the 80's was the style ...

    I was watching Anne Kursinski in the Upperville GP, she still does a beautiful Auto release over every single jump.. I love watching her ride.
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