Thursday, April 1, 2010

Way back when ...

I posted these pics a couple years ago, but I only had 2 blog readers then, now that I have 5 blog readers I thought I would re-post. These photos bring back great memories and always put a smile on my face, hopefully they make you smile too :)

I started out riding Western when I was around 11 - 12, I Barrel Raced competed in Western Pleasure, rode in local Gymkanas. When I was 15 I started to also ride english, I was a Pony Clubber, I taught summer camps and Pony Club to the young kids, and I competed in Hunters and Equitation. I can still remember going over my first jump on a horse. And that was that. If there are significant times in your life that shape who you are today, this would be one of the biggest. Somedays it seems like yesterday that I was in the saddle, the memories are so vivid.



i was 17 ... me and BJ


i was 16 ... me and Rusty


1 was 15 ... me and Skip


i was 14 ... thumbs up, dork.

10 comments:

manymuddypaws said...

dork. lol

Louanne said...

OMG!! We had the same life Sarah. I also think I have the exact same pictures. I however only dabbled in the English. Mostly because my dad kept dragging me back down. He is to this day a hard core cutter and cowhorse guy.

Taryn said...

My teen years looked pretty similiar as well, although "way back when" is a whole lot further back for me ;-) My dad had horses before he had kids, so I was SO lucky to grow up on horseback! I had many English lessons, but my heart belonged to Western. I had a couple of wonderful Quarter horses.
My horse was my transportation, and I could often be found 10 or 20 miles from home!

Jenilee said...

Awesome pics Sarah...its cool to see a little of what you still talk quite a bit. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures and thanks for sharing those memories..
Love the thumbs up you were so cool back then.

Julia

wigglyzack.blogspot.com said...

I too grew up around horses and rode English and western. I also showjumped when I was a teen. It brought back my memories too reading your blog. Wished I had more time now to have another horse. Those were the good old days that's for sure.

Nicki said...

I started with horses too. Couldn't wait to jump!

Kim said...

Great pictures! I love the one going over the jump.

I had a Shetland pony when I was growing up! (OK, not quite the same) :)

Kristina said...

what a beautiful horses =0)

TAG ALONG said...

Totally awesome Sarah... now that we have shared our teenage picture years we can laugh togther... :0)

Great pics of you and your horse's.

I will have to scan some of mine and we can see the resemblance in our clothing.