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    Default Black celebs who ride?

    A slight variation on the perennial 'celebs who ride' topic, just because I saw Sidney Poitier in an old western the other day and I thought he looked pretty good on a horse, which is not the image that's normally summoned up by the words "Sidney Poitier."



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    Morgan Freeman

    Alfre Woodard's daughter

    Both per the book, "People We Know, Horses They Love"



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    Whoopie Goldberg, I believe.



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    Danny Glover rode in something or other. Don't think it was Lonesome Dove, but something on that order.



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    The singer Leona Lewis, there was a picture of her riding in the last months People magazine.



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    Quote Originally Posted by greysandbays View Post
    Danny Glover rode in something or other. Don't think it was Lonesome Dove, but something on that order.
    Oh, right, I forgot. Danny Glover played Deets in Lonesome Dove.



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    Robin Quivers (of the Howard Stern show) has horses. I used to ride at a barn she boarded her horse, Blaze, at. We weren't often at the barn at the same times, but she seemed really nice, and her horse was adorable!



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    Brian Westbrook, the running back for the Philadelphia Eagles. He owns his own ranch in NJ.
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    I've seen pics of Vanessa Williams riding before.
    "I never met a man I didn't like who liked horses." Will Rogers



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    Boxer Joe Louis owned and showed American Saddlebreds.
    Why is it that a woman will forgive homicidal behavior in a horse, yet be highly critical of a man for leaving the toilet seat up?
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    Will Smith, of course.... someone told me that Martin Lawrence rode on his own farm, but I've yet to see the pics!
    "Go on, Bill — this is no place for a pony."



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    Quote Originally Posted by vacation1 View Post
    A slight variation on the perennial 'celebs who ride' topic, just because I saw Sidney Poitier in an old western the other day and I thought he looked pretty good on a horse, which is not the image that's normally summoned up by the words "Sidney Poitier."
    His daughter rode Jr Hunters in the 60s. She rode a horse called "Sir".
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    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).



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    Oprah - or at least she used to.

    She got started at the barn where I was a WS in the mid-80s.
    Brought her production crew for lessons after hours.
    Herself rode a b/w paint draft cross owned by a friend of mine - Cisco.
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    Danny Glover is one of my all time favs.. as a actor and a rider.. not only did he do lonesome dove... and rode beautifully I might add! But he was also in Silverado with Kevin Costner,and Kevin Kline

    Not really hollywood celebs.. but two of my favorite cowboys are black in the Pro. Rodeo Circuit!
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    CousinVinsky-Skinny Vinny JockeyClub/Alydar Grandson.Gelding Chestnut.
    CUnex2zdai- 2008 Buttermilk Buckskin Colt -ABHA/IBHA



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    Lynn Swann from the Pittsburgh Steelers a friend of mine used to teach him. She said he was so athletic that even when he'd make a mistake or have a tumble he could land on his feet like a cat!
    "Lighten up, Francis." -Stripes



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    I can't think of his name right now, but the black male doctor on Grey's Anatomy rides ropers. He was featured during the NFR this past year.
    Only two emotions belong in the saddle: One is a sense of humor. The other is patience.



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    George Foreman owns gaited horses I believe.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_miamis_mom View Post
    Brian Westbrook, the running back for the Philadelphia Eagles. He owns his own ranch in NJ.
    Really? Not to sound stalkerish or anything but where in NJ? I love Brian Westbrook - and if he rides I love him even more.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 867-5309 View Post
    Lynn Swann from the Pittsburgh Steelers a friend of mine used to teach him. She said he was so athletic that even when he'd make a mistake or have a tumble he could land on his feet like a cat!
    Oooh I bet he was great on a horse - just watch some of the old football replays if you've never seen him in action! He's so graceful and athletic, he probably was one of those people that are sickeningly good at riding after five lessons or something.
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    Clevon Little in "Blazing Saddles." He doesn't exactly look comfortable, though.

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