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Old folks, prairie dogs, thongpends, overthehillbillies...and {hugs} for SPM & Racetb

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  • <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ponybreeder:
    The bucket, Harry, the bucket! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Uh oh...looks like HJ is either hitting the sauce early today or forget his meds again...

    it's sooo hard to keep the older folks under control - jeesh!

    In all honesty, I'm thoroughly enjoying this thread for the humor and the memories. I am way too young to have these memories but even if I wasn't, my sheltered little non-showing other than the local here and there life, has never allowed for exposure to such great riders/horses. Thanks for sharing guys! (even if you are bucket theives! )
    Lord Stanely, Lord Stanley - come back to Pittsburgh!!!


    • 2 tbs, not to worry, we are too inovlved at trying to make sense of the past to be able to feel affronted by the present. Glad to have you join us.
      POYBGP, member in good standing.


      • I have a memory of a long day and a half in 1971 or 1972. It was my first horse show experience.

        My then boyfriend (John) and a friend (Teri) decided to take two horses from Claremont in the City to a show at Harry DeLeyer's farm on L.I.

        We didn't have a truck or a trailer, so...

        We went to Queens the day before and rented a pickup truck and drove out to Cheesquake Park (sp?) in NJ to borrow an old trailer.

        We drove back to the city and picked up Summation and Hermes and drove out to the Island. John and Teri showed that day (and I groomed).

        At the end of the day, we took Summation back to Claremont and drove up to Suffern to Catamount because Hermes was moving there. Then we drove back to the city and dropped Teri off. John and I drove down to Cheesequake (it was now the middle of the night), dropped off the trailer, and then headed out to Queens to bring back the truck to the rental place.

        It was now daylight and we sat in traffic. John kept trying to fall asleep and I kept punching him and yelling at him (no that wasn't a normal occurrence, though I often felt like it ).

        We finally got to the rental place, dropped the truck off, got on the subway, and passed out all the way to Brooklyn.

        What an introduction to horse showing.
        People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... timey wimey... stuff.


        • sheeet 2tbs..They were lucky that's all I took. When Mr. Denemethy walked up to me after 3 days of grueling USET screening trials and said "Leeetle Andrea, you vill be coming back to train vith the top ten riders."...violins should have been playing as I tore out of the main barn to my van driving mother screaming; "MOM! MOM!! I'VE BEEN ASKED BACK!!!" Lol! Just wish someone hadn't eventually stolen the buckets from ME.

          *Save The Prairie Dog*
          \"Jean Louise, stand up. Your father\'s passing.\"


          • What has this world come to. First Racetb steals the buckets from the USET, now the Duchamp urinal, valued at over 3 million dollars has been damaged in Paris.
            POYBGP, member in good standing.


            • Racetb,

              I'll see your Gladsone/Bert story and raise you a George Morris make-out story.

              I kid you not. Waaay back in the dark ages, at one of the first C.W. Post Horse Shows, in the early 1960's, I was there watching the other Cedar Lodge kids (my horse was lame for some reason).

              At the end of the show day, GM showed up at our tack room after many people had left. He was fairly inebriated (he had alcohol on his breath, as I discovered later) -- Perhaps he had been at an exhibitor's party?

              Anyway, I forget the details, but he ended up kissing me quite lasciviously in the tack room. It was tres exciting for this 15 year old who thought GM was the most gorgeous creature in the entire world.

              I treasured that memory for years until I found out that the smell was that of alcohol and I figured out that he had been drunk. I also found out that he was gay, and I lived with the knowledge that I had been entirely responsible for turning GM off women and becoming homosexual.

              I tell ya, that is a heavy burden to have carried around all these years. God, I feel better already for having shared it.
              "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"


              • LordHelpus, are you absolutely sure it was him, and not an imposter? You could sell this story at his auction.
                POYBGP, member in good standing.


                • Lordy...You needn't shoulder that burden alone. He DATED Brendan Damon!

                  *Save The Prairie Dog*
                  \"Jean Louise, stand up. Your father\'s passing.\"


                  • If GM were to be on here reading this, I can envision the speechless consternation on his face.
                    POYBGP, member in good standing.


                    • But GM doesn't use a computer! So I don't think anyone has to worry. He probably has better things to do!


                      • Maybe he found you so attractive, even if just momentarily, that he was able to ignore the fact that you're not a man.

                        I have a vivid memory of the CW Post show also, it was the first (and only) time I ever saw a bucket of water thrown on 2 mating dogs in hopes of "disentangling" them. It didn't seem to work and the male dog was quite vocal in his distress. In fact, they were still "joined" but each facing in opposite directions.


                        • To that end, I can only add OUCH
                          POYBGP, member in good standing.


                          • OMG HJ Jon Stewart should meet you.


                            • I remeber that also happening to Neal Shaprio wife's dogs at a show. Was not a happy person!


                              • <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BAC:
                                Maybe he found you so attractive, even if just momentarily, that he was able to ignore the fact that you're not a man.

                                I have a vivid memory of the CW Post show also, it was the first (and only) time I ever saw a bucket of water thrown on 2 mating dogs in hopes of "disentangling" them. It didn't seem to work and the male dog was quite vocal in his distress. In fact, they were still "joined" but each facing in opposite directions. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                That is how they do it. It's called "tieing" Takes about 20 minutes after it seems over before they can actually become disengaged.


                                • Racetb

                                  I thought I was the only one Bert de Nemethy called "Leetle" We traveled with the team for two summers and the WHOLE time he would call me
                                  "Lieetle Girl" He NEVER called me by my name. I always knew who he was speaking to anyway. We had a ball always wished we could have gone back!


                                  • I just loved him!! For ages he would tell us he swam 30 laps every morning in his pool. We were amazed and impressed. Then he had a party at his home for us before we left...his pool was about 25 feet in!!!

                                    *Save The Prairie Dog*
                                    \"Jean Louise, stand up. Your father\'s passing.\"


                                    • That's a cute story. He was a very SPECIAL person.


                                      • Harry don't do that. What I need least in this world is someone else mad at me. If you are compelled just tell her I have a bunch of old hungarian remedies fo everything.

                                        Bert was a classic Hungarian. We all tend to exagerate a bit. He was your classic charmer and if you he was you should have known Major Szilagy.


                                        • Just wanted to thank you all for this great thread!
                                          When I was younger, I would've wanted to be you to have all of these great experiences.
                                          Now, I still want to be you to have all of these great memories.
                                          Living vicariously...
                                          ~ Horse Box Lovers Clique ~