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  1. #41
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    I rode a horse that got sold to Philip Dutton, if that counts, haha.


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  2. #42
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    I rode a horse that Queen Elizabeth II rode.


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  3. #43
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    Jane Hannigan gave me a lesson on her World Cup horse Maksymillan....swoon
    "When you think you don't need a coach ...then you're in trouble" Don Imus 2012



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    Tammen or Swayze?

    Quote Originally Posted by dacasodivine View Post

    He was gorgeous!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HopeandJoy View Post
    Tammen or Swayze?
    If the answer is not "BOTH!!" there is something wrong there, lol.


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  6. #46
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    My horse Harry Who? was semi-famous.

    http://www.theexcellenthorse.com/_ca...ge.cfm?LID=129

    He had a bit of a following for a while.

    I did TTouch on Prince Panache and Giltedge!


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  7. #47
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    Only my friend's stallion. He was famous in Paso Fino Land.
    You are what you dare.



  8. #48
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    I used to work for Sale Johnson and got to ride Heisman and Golan. Golan was the best Stallion in the world...
    Fullcirclefarmsc.com


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  9. #49
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    Both! LOL

    And Swayze was pretty cool. After the demonstration of the different Arabian events, the area was opened up so people could go in and see the horses up close and ask questions. He was there chatting with people and seemed genuinely down to earth and nice.


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  10. #50
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    I got to ride metallic that was Anne Gribbons horse that was in the Olympics. I was training multiple horses for the lady that owned him and she didn't let anyone ride him so I felt pretty special. . He was older but still had an awesome extended trot and passage.



  11. #51
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    I have groomed Jamaica, 2008 Horse of the year. I have groomed all of his team mates but he is the most "famous" one of all of them.

    I also worked for a two time Olympian and groomed her event horses. I am a carriage driver by trade so riding is not something I do often.

    I took care of several jumpers on a flight back from Aachen. Does that count?


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  12. #52
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    I've hacked Gran Gesto during the summer, and I regularly get thorough pat downs from him and D-Niro. Gran Gesto loves to give kisses.
    I've also met Pop Art, and Jessie Phoenix's Exponential and Pavarotti on multiple occasions.
    Proud mother to Matt, a 18 year-old TB gelding.

    FOREVER



  13. #53
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    when i was younger, i got to ride a famous polish racing stallion Dunecej - he was, to this day, one of the coolest horses i have ever known- he had the look of eagles about him and had this tremendous presence..... he had the coolest feel to sit on.... - he was so poised and full of energy - he was regal and just fun to ride not your typical arab - but to me he was the perfect version of the breed.

    still one of my fave memories....

    http://www.bazakoni.pl/photos/000036...59_Dunajec.jpg

    http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/dunajec


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  14. #54
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    I met an older gentleman that leases a horse at the barn. He is in his early 80's. He grew up in upstate New York. He was about 10 years old. On his way to and from school he would pass a TB breeding farm. There was always one horse turned out in the pasture. He would go into the pasture and pet the horse. And every now and then he would climb on the horse and "they" would would wander around the pasture. He also talked about another horse that was in the barn. He told me he only saw the horse in the barn from a distance.

    The name of the horse in the barn was Sun Beau! And the horse he sat on was Exterminator! I about fell over when he told me the names of the horses. The gentleman is very nice. He also told me about getting caught sitting on Exterminator. That was a different time!
    Last edited by Essie; Dec. 23, 2012 at 01:16 AM. Reason: Wrong name and added info


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  15. #55
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    I am very lucky and I just wish I had more pictures:

    I have ridden:

    Racehorses

    The Tin Man- Multiple Grade 1 winner
    Maxzene- Graded Stakes winner
    Dixie Union (One amazing shedrowing session at a walk with our foreman holding the shank. Most awesome "pony ride" ever) Sire. Grade 1 winner
    Hook and Ladder. Multiple Graded stakes winner. Sire
    Cliquot- Graded Stakes winner.

    Scrappy T- Graded Stakes winner. 2nd in the Preakness: http://s103.beta.photobucket.com/use...ml?sort=3&o=10
    Cherokee's Boy- Graded States winner. Sire.
    Aunt Henny- Graded Stakes Winner
    Bee Charmer- Graded Stakes Winner

    Round Pond- Breeders Cup Winner, multiple graded stakes winner: Pic Here: http://s103.beta.photobucket.com/use...tml?sort=3&o=8

    Forefathers-Multiple Graded Stakes Placed. Sire: http://s103.beta.photobucket.com/use...tml?sort=3&o=4

    Man in Havana (Barbaro's 1/2 brother by Quiet American, we're on the left) http://s103.beta.photobucket.com/use...ml?sort=3&o=14

    Event Horses

    Silverwood- Alternate for the 1988 olympics
    Anderoo - 2000 Olympics
    Hatton Springs - 1994 Radnor CCI** winner
    Cayman Went - CCI**** horse with Phillip Dutton. I rode him as a two year old on the track when he came in from being broken. Was awesome then too!

    There's numerous steeplechase horses in there too at some point, but hell if I know names. I just would get tossed up on them!!

    I'm sure I'll remember the forgotten ones at some point. But it's been a lot of fun to this point.

    ~Emily
    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xctrygirl View Post
    I am very lucky and I just wish I had more pictures:

    I have ridden:

    Racehorses

    The Tin Man- Multiple Grade 1 winner
    Maxzene- Graded Stakes winner
    Dixie Union (One amazing shedrowing session at a walk with our foreman holding the shank. Most awesome "pony ride" ever) Sire. Grade 1 winner
    Hook and Ladder. Multiple Graded stakes winner. Sire
    Cliquot- Graded Stakes winner.

    Scrappy T- Graded Stakes winner. 2nd in the Preakness: http://s103.beta.photobucket.com/use...ml?sort=3&o=10
    Cherokee's Boy- Graded States winner. Sire.
    Aunt Henny- Graded Stakes Winner
    Bee Charmer- Graded Stakes Winner

    Round Pond- Breeders Cup Winner, multiple graded stakes winner: Pic Here: http://s103.beta.photobucket.com/use...tml?sort=3&o=8

    Forefathers-Multiple Graded Stakes Placed. Sire: http://s103.beta.photobucket.com/use...tml?sort=3&o=4

    Man in Havana (Barbaro's 1/2 brother by Quiet American, we're on the left) http://s103.beta.photobucket.com/use...ml?sort=3&o=14

    Event Horses

    Silverwood- Alternate for the 1988 olympics
    Anderoo - 2000 Olympics
    Hatton Springs - 1994 Radnor CCI** winner
    Cayman Went - CCI**** horse with Phillip Dutton. I rode him as a two year old on the track when he came in from being broken. Was awesome then too!

    There's numerous steeplechase horses in there too at some point, but hell if I know names. I just would get tossed up on them!!

    I'm sure I'll remember the forgotten ones at some point. But it's been a lot of fun to this point.

    ~Emily

    Aw, I loved, loved, loved The Tin Man! Such a tough, gutsy warrior. Would you happen to have any information on how he's doing in retirement?



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    As of 2008, the Tin Man was retired at Martin and Pam Wygod's River Edge Farm near Buellton, California. It sounds like his injuries limit his mobility some.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tin_Man_(horse)



  18. #58
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    When I rode IHSA in college, our team would borrow horses from another farm whenever we hosted a show. This farm had a former Olympic show jumper (went to the Olympics in the 80's). I drew him once for a flat class. I wish I remember his name - he was a big grey and was just a dream to ride - I think I took 2nd in the class! I have a photo somewhere of me with this big goofy grin on my face trying make sense of the Pelham reins. That was a fun day.



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    Anyone remember that silly Adam Sandler movie a few years back called Bedtime Stories? That "red" horse he rode, I helped train that horse before he become a Hollywood animal. He was a lovely TB/Percheron.

    "Pat the horse; kick yourself" - Carl Hester



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    I ran a couple of nice horses for Charlie Wittingham in the 70's.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_E._Whittingham


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