<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wtywmn4:
_yd_ Alex Hindi the gate/jump crew person? If it's the same, last I heard he was still living in NM. Doesn't do shows anymore.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lauriep:
Married (I was there!), kids, divorced (??)
Saw him in Florida
I think he worked for/owned a construction company that built waterfront retaining walls. But I could be WAY off. Brain fuzzy.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by yd:
Guido _____? (in-gate)
I saw Shelly Stiegler at Em's service and she showed me pictures of her kids. She's the same sweet Shelly, hasn't changed on bit since she had High Noon and Hi Fli. Amazing to see Shelly Stiegler and Karen Nielsen exchanging pictures of their kids. Made me wonder where the time had gone.....
Speaking of someone who had lots of ponies and then just disappeared, what became of Elyse Novick and her brother? They trained with Trudy Maxwell and had such nice ponies and one day they just weren't showing anymore.
YD - thanks for the update on Brooke Baldwin - I was best friends with her in nursery school and kindergarden before moving to VA and wondered if she was still in NY. She's a beautiful rider and I'm glad to hear she is still at it.
Yes, Midge, if you would. Tell her Balbuco's mom says hi! Also, ask her if she minds my getting her address/email/phone no. so I can let her know when the next reunion is. We had many requests for her to be there! And feel free to share mine with her!
For the newbies, Gail is the one who originated the "as many braids as possible" look on James' horse, Terra Cotta.
Gail, "Ollie" Olson, was a huge influence on me when I first began grooming. She was always helpful, did a tremendous job, and I wanted my horses to look as good as hers. Not only was she the first to put in so many braids, she was also the first one whose horses always had bright white bandages, they were spotless. I was in her aisle once, and asked her how she did it. She opened a trunk, and showed me it was full of extra flannels. Of course, it had never occurred to me to bring wraps other than the ones the horses wore to ship to the show. From then on, I did the same, and my horses always had clean wraps as well. I learned SO many tricks from Gail. Like that one, they seem so simple and obvious now, but at the time I knew nothing!