2008-10-18

Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be Cowboys


Yes that is me at seventeen competing in the Western Trail at the Helensville Agricultural & Pastoral Show in 1981 on a horse that bucked everyone off, a borrowed saddle, boots and hat. The jeans and the shirt were mine at least. The horse I rode was named was Timmy, eventually I bought him from his owners a couple of years later. He was such a neat little guy. I got a second prize would you believe even though I had only just started to learn Western and had dreams of going to Arizona marrying a rancher and settling down to raise a family. No it never happened as you know I'm still here in the country of my birth and a place of my own and yes I still do ride western - much improved since those days as you can see from the photo!

6 comments:

  1. Looks like you're having as much fun cruisin' through the family photo albums as you did riding that horse, dear friend. Good to see -- and that's another cool pic!

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  2. I have so many photos I decided it was time to digitise some of them. I had a good day that day and got plenty of ribbons. Mostly thirds anyway that is!

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  3. cool bananas! This wasn't the horse that took off with your top was it?

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  4. Amy you are soooo rude!!! No it wasn't I'll find a photo of the one that did that and post it up later rather sooner - trust me to be...honest!!!

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  5. Hi Liz, Do you still do the shows I wonder?

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  6. I haven't for about five years. I might show again once I get a decent horse sorted out that is. I used to show an Arab Stallion for some friends of mine - but not in western. Got right into dressage at one stage. Time now has been the factor that's kept me out of the show ring these days.

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