Thank you! Okay, even I know that helmet. Perhaps it means "Grand Prix Approved?" How much do they usually go for new?
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Okay, can someone help me with some of these abbreviations? I understand a GPA is a Grand Prix .... ??? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>mbdobbs, a GPA is a brand of approved helmet - one of the helmets with the vent "stripe" on the front, also known as a "skunk helmet." As of yet, I don't think anyone knows what the initials stand for. I've seen several threads about it, but no answers!
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Member of the "Vertically Gifted" clique, "I don't wear a GPA and proud of it!" clique, Connecticut clique, Missed Out On Ponies (MOOP) clique, IHSA clique, Frugal Riders, and -=Flying Horsewomen=- clique!
"Iâ€™m only gonna sing this one more time. OHHH if you want it to be possessive it's just 'I-T-S.' But if it's supposed to be a contraction then it's 'I-T-apostrophe-S.' Scalawag!" -Strong Bad
Medium blog Translation
fri [fri:] fritt fria (adj): Free
skritt [skrit:] skritten (noun): Walk
Cant help with the comp thing, but I can say that I am logged in on like 3 different computers at all times b/c it remembers my log in info on my computer, as well as my parents and boyfriends.
I second, or third?, the idea of either emailing the pics to yourself and obtaining them on the already logged in computer or saving them to a CD or DISK and transfering them over. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif I am SO looking forward to more pics!
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Member of the ILMD[FN]HP Clique, The Florida Clique, OMGiH I loff my mares, and the Bareback Riders clique!
Out of curiosity why is it that in a lot of older photos I see like Yourmom's, why is the horse always pictured landing from the fence instead of the, the "knees up" photos we see today? When did this change?
Me:"...but you said stop after the last fence"
Trainer:" NO, I said TROT after the last fence"
Me:\"...but you said stop after the last fence\"
Trainer:\" NO, I said TROT after the last fence\"
These two are from my first show with him. Someone who saw these pictures when they were looking through the book of proofs at the photographers stand said, "He'd be a nice horse if he didn't hang his legs so bad."
One of my faves. Wish it had been in color. This was the last horse show at the Forum in Los Angeles in 1981. I know that for a fact, since even as I type, I am sitting on the cooler Valor won there -- I use it on my couch to keep the doggies from getting the couch dirty...
O love the pics Valor is a knee snapper at that.. Gotta love those knees, and I agree that you should send the pic to GM of you as a 6 yr old, I would love to read his comments as Im sure others would too..
One last picture, if I may. This is the gray horse from page one, that many of you commented on. His barn name was Moolah and he was a really nice horse. He was Appendix registered and his small feet and short pasterns were not made to support his 16.3 hand body, so he got navicular at age 7. However, he had a lovely life at my mother's farm for many years, baby sitting the yearling TB's racehorses-to-be.
About 10 years after the Florida picture was taken I was living in California practicing law when I came back to visit my mother at her farm. I went out to ride Moolah, and I saw that he had gotten worse that I had realized. So, that visit I mainly groomed him and gave him treats. But my last day there, in the late afternoon, I decided that I did not want to leave without having a ride on my old friend. So I got a piece of baling twine, tied it around his neck and climbed on. We wandered around the farm and had a lovely quiet time together in the late afternoon winter sun. Before I got off, I asked the farm manager to take this picture.
This was the last time I saw Moolah-man and I am very glad I had a chance to say good bye.
PS: All of you safety do-gooders, please do not bother to post about my outfit. It gets old, and sometimes a girl and her old friend just need to take a toodle around the farm together.