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    Default Stars on Horseback.... ;)

    But this one actually looks good!

    Reese Witherspoon is apparently filming "Water for Elephants" and there are a series of pics of her riding a really wildly marked paint on this site:

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    I think she looks pretty great up there!

    Last edited by caffeinated; Jun. 23, 2010 at 12:11 PM.
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    Her daughter rides and shows in LA too



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    Love the pics... thanks for sharing. Reese is adorable, as is her daughter.

    I really liked "Water for Elephants" and was so excited when I heard there was a movie in the works... but then I found out who they cast as Jacob and now I am so disappointed the movie had just lost it's luster. Robert Pattinson is so overrated.
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    And so not even attractive...but I suppose that's another topic entirely.



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    Nice horse. (She needs to put on a little weight, though. Skinny in the face makes you look ten years older.)



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    Default Starlet?

    Even if she is a "Southern belle" (Louisiana), I think a woman who has reached the age of 34, has a couple of kids AND an Oscar should no longer be classified as a "starlet" but a genuine star/actress. *G*

    I like her very much. Legally Blonde would have been a throwaway, badly reviewed movie if it weren't for her charm and talent.



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    its been awhile since I read the book, but isn't her character supposed to have a herd of Arabians?

    Also, why would you be dressed like that and in a western saddle?

    Ditto on the R.Pat casting. Although who knows, when he doesn't have horrible Kristen Stewart as his leading lady and cheesy dialogue he might be better. I did like him in Harry Potter.



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    I adore her. She just seems like a good Southern girl. Love her fun spunky personality and I think her kids are just the cutest.

    A+ Reese!



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    Quote Originally Posted by KateKat View Post
    its been awhile since I read the book, but isn't her character supposed to have a herd of Arabians?

    Also, why would you be dressed like that and in a western saddle?

    Ditto on the R.Pat casting. Although who knows, when he doesn't have horrible Kristen Stewart as his leading lady and cheesy dialogue he might be better. I did like him in Harry Potter.
    Looks like the movie is set in older times, hence the outfit



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy M View Post
    Even if she is a "Southern belle" (Louisiana), I think a woman who has reached the age of 34, has a couple of kids AND an Oscar should no longer be classified as a "starlet" but a genuine star/actress. *G*
    ok, ok, good point
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    Quote Originally Posted by MimsEppi View Post
    Looks like the movie is set in older times, hence the outfit
    It is, but even in older times would someone have dressed like that and then ridden western? I'm asking out of real curiosity. The book did not delve into wardrobe and tack choices



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    for the performances, I would expect something like this:

    vintage circus girl/horse picture

    For everyday... I dunno, her getup doesn't seem too far off:

    cowgirl postcard

    a serious 1930s cowgirl

    a whole lineup of old school cowgirls

    oh and here's a trick rider in similar clothes - wide legged pants and tall boots, anyway.
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    I just want to know why my hair doesn't look like that when I ride!?!?
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    She looks so *tiny* on that horse. I mean given the average size of horse and tack.

    Ditto on R.P. too. I mean he was pretty good in Harry Potter but I just want to stick a fork in my eye when watching the Twilight series. Lucky me my daughter loves those movies



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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSTB View Post
    She looks so *tiny* on that horse. I mean given the average size of horse and tack.

    Ditto on R.P. too. I mean he was pretty good in Harry Potter but I just want to stick a fork in my eye when watching the Twilight series.
    Ditto!! Urg....he just creeps me out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSTB View Post
    She looks so *tiny* on that horse. I mean given the average size of horse and tack.

    Ditto on R.P. too. I mean he was pretty good in Harry Potter but I just want to stick a fork in my eye when watching the Twilight series. Lucky me my daughter loves those movies
    Reese W. is only 5'1-1/2", so, she IS tiny.

    Yeah, I have no interest in either the books (c'mon, they're JUVENILE fiction, written by a LDS!) or the movies. Liked Pattison in Harry Potter, but eh! for Twilight, etc. for vampire cinema I prefer True Blood, and for vamp literature, I really love the books of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro - painstakingly researched historical novels that would work even if the protagonist(s) were NOT vampires. I particular recommend the earlier novels, The Palace (Medici Florence), Blood Games (Nero's Rome); Path of the Eclipse (China, Tibet and India in the 16th Century); Hotel Transylvania (18th Century Paris); and Tempting Fate (Russia and Germany from 1918 to the late 20s and the rise of Nazi-ism). Not overwrought like Ann Rice, and the principal character is a hero, not a predator.



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    Love her, what a fun colored horse.

    On the outfit/tack clashing--not surprised really, Hollywood always seems to mis the mark when it comes to tack, clothing etc...but who really notices besides us horse folks?



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    Awesome book... didn't know they were making a movie.

    I like Reese.

    Has anyone read Sara Gruen's other books (Flying Changes, Riding Lessons)?



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    I've read both those and absolutely loved them. Horse stories are great. . . but they are more so when there is more than just a horse story.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrcltr View Post
    I've read both those and absolutely loved them. Horse stories are great. . . but they are more so when there is more than just a horse story.
    Lordy, I hate to be a snobby beyotch, but I thought those other books were DREADFUL. Unlikeable people in unbelieveable/impossible situations. (Water for Elephants, on the other hand, was not bad).

    Yeah, jump on a Nokota supposed medium-level event horse (the usual "no one else can handle him" type. Riiight) and get passage and piaffe because she's so instinctively talented. Event him Intermediate and nearly get killed, then a month or so later, he's a Grand Prix Jumper. Suuuure. I'm sure Ludger Beerbaum was shaking in his boots....



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