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Hey all you Old Timers, go through your files and post those pictures of "when I was a young'n" (please, they must be from before Reagan was prez)

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  • #41
    Inverness,

    3' was usually at least 3'. The outside courses weren't very adaptable for less tham 3'6"... If it was on the course diagram, we jumped it.

    Proud member of the Sunnieflax Clique, IDAC Clique
    "Poster formerly known as SQW"
    I gotta do-over and am doin it my way!!!

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    • #42
      Awesome pictures from everyone! I want Rommel and Free Union, what lovely jumpers - I just love all the ponies going over the big fences.

      Silly Mommy - despite your big ol'boots, your leg looks fantastic in the roany pony picture.

      In the entire time I have been posting on the BB, I don't think I've ever done a Sea Urchin post (although I've read lots of them). Let me jump into the fray and state that the Urchinator's turnout in that photo is IMPECCABLE - clean tack, sparkling saddle pad and pony, and LOOK AT THE SHINE ON THOSE SPURS! What a great picture.

      I do have to correct an earlier poster - Ronald Reagan was elected to his first term in 1980. In 1984 he was re-elected in a whomping landslide over former Carter V.P. Walter Mondale - the year of those amazing Roger Ailes-produced "Morning in America" T.V. ads. Remember them?

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      • #43
        Heck,
        Back in 78' we even took out large ponies in the AHSA Medal Class for FUN!!!

        Proud member of the Sunnieflax Clique, IDAC Clique
        "Poster formerly known as SQW"
        Attached Files
        I gotta do-over and am doin it my way!!!

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        • #44
          Same pony as the one doing the rolltop at Saratoga, this time 78' - not sure if the pony jumpers were in the ring this year or not - we did both divisions .

          Proud member of the Sunnieflax Clique, IDAC Clique
          "Poster formerly known as SQW"
          Attached Files
          I gotta do-over and am doin it my way!!!

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          • #45
            Last one for now.

            Then there were the $50 unbroke ponies that your mom bought for you out of a field that you ended up taking to Florida and then indoors. Jacksonville 80'.

            Proud member of the Sunnieflax Clique, IDAC Clique
            "Poster formerly known as SQW"
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            I gotta do-over and am doin it my way!!!

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            • #46
              I know what you mean about the cheap ponies. I showed in 83 at the "A" shows on my $500 pony. She was brilliant and we won our fair share. I need to scan a few pictures to post, especially my first show with the plaid coat, rust britches and helmet with the old elastic strap to hold it in place.

              "I never met a donut that I didn't like."

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              • #47
                This isn't me, but my sister, riding a (13H2") pony that later belonged to MAD's family. Sometime in the late 60s.

                In those days there were only "small" and large", no "medium".
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                Janet

                chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                • #48
                  I have some of me from the 60w too, but they aren't scanned in.

                  But this is from the early 80s (pre 85)
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                  Janet

                  chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                  • #49
                    Silly Mommy, you were way too cute!

                    Here's that madras coat picture I promised you. Fairfield Hunt Club, 1969.
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                    www.laurienberenson.com

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                    • #50
                      Inverness, back in the "old" days no one worried very much about exact measurements for fences (and they were much more like to be big than small. )

                      Like Silly Mommy said, if they put it in front of us, we jumped it. Here's a picture from the Garden, 1967. The large pony I'm on was 14.0 1/4 (these days she would probably measure as a medium. ) The fences for large ponies were supposed to be 3'3".
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                      www.laurienberenson.com

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                      • #51
                        Oh Silly Mommy and Laurie B, wonderful pictures! And I LOVE the madras coat - I had coats with madras lining and matching chokers. I still have a few of the chokers. things are so DULL these days! Great jumping ponies....I will dig up a few more of Not Guilty.....think I have posted some before.

                        From Mudsville, USA

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                        • #52
                          I love looking at these pictures. What a great collection! But Regan first took office in 1981, not 1985... --Jess

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                          • #53
                            What a bunch of great pictures! As an old timer myself, I have to wonder if we were a more gutsy group back then than the riders of today. We didn't fear anything! Big, open fields were used for showrings, and the height of jumps were nothing to be concerned about. If we thought we could jump it, we did! And those outside courses with solid jumps and rolling land were awesome!

                            Then we would take our prized mounts out on all day trail rides, bareback! Helmets, who used or needed them?

                            Ah, the good old days!
                            Secretplace Farm - Raising fine paint hunters since 1987
                            www.spfarm.com

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                            • #54
                              Okay, I am trying out the new format but I have to move the screen around so much to find the "Post"...sigh. Okay, here is Not Guilty and I, early 60's at the Maryland Pony Show, on the outside course in the corinthian class - I think I was about to fall off (but didn't...ha!).

                              From Mudsville, USA
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                              • #55
                                Hey, 2Dogs, what a great picture. So, what kind of sandwich did you have in your sandwich case?
                                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.

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                                • #56
                                  Silly Mommy

                                  What was the name of that spotted large pony of yours?? I definitely recognize him -- I was doing the smalls and mediums back then and showed at Saratoga every year. My poor little small pony barely could make it around that LOOONG outside course! If only I had a scanner I could show off my tan coat with velvet collar . . .

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                                  • #57
                                    Here is my Appointments class picture. (I apologize for the quality of the photo, like the others, it's old.) North Shore 1969.

                                    just_me, I used to put anything in my sandwich case I remembered to make. When desperate, a concession stand hot dog could be bent to fit.

                                    North Shore was followed by Piping Rock and both had appointments classes. Let just say, I wasn't necessarily above using the same sandwich for both shows.
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                                    www.laurienberenson.com

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                                    • #58
                                      LaurieB, I love it. You should have that photo restored.

                                      Oooh, I'm so jealous of all you people rode and showed when you were kids. I didn't start riding until I was 21 (1971). I did some showing, but most of my money went to paying for my horse bills.

                                      Keep the old pictures coming.
                                      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.

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                                      • #59
                                        DCN-
                                        Her name was "Dot To Dot" and you may have seen her pre-show exhibition bucking me off in 77, and then doing it again in 78' followed by bucking off Debbie Shaffner. Only happened at that show, on May 5, my BIRTHDAY!!!

                                        Proud member of the Sunnieflax Clique, IDAC Clique
                                        "Poster formerly known as SQW"
                                        I gotta do-over and am doin it my way!!!

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                                        • #60
                                          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Janet:
                                          This isn't me, but my sister, riding a (13H2") pony that later belonged to MAD's family. Sometime in the late 60s.

                                          In those days there were only "small" and large", no "medium".<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                          THANKS, Janet~I'm with Mom in Wellington and she's thrilled to see a picture of "Minnie".

                                          Silly Mommy: I've been racking my brain for the name of your pony! "Dot to Dot". My sister rode ponies (and you two must be about the same age) about the same time as you, so of course all of your pictures are slightly familiar.

                                          Do you remember Alice's "Billy Blastoff"? I think if there had been Pony Jumpers back then, your Dot to Dot and Billy would have been battling it out week after week. (And as for the name "Billy Blastoff", he was named perfectly; everyone whoever rode him was bucked off at least once!). On the old Jeopardy thread I posted a picture of me on him in 1973.

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