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I’ve used these photos before, but when I changed computers I lost a few; so I’ve been laboriously finding them in my old files and re-editing them.  These two are of the ranch in the 1950s.

Here are a group of Girl Scouts and ponies.  Billy’s mother Irma worked with the Scouts a lot, including mountain camps, and kept a string of horses and ponies to use.  It looks like these girls were a handful — note the one sitting backwards on her pony.  I have no doubt, though, that Irma coped.

Notice, too, no uniforms.  The uniforms in those days had skirts — no exceptions!  No helmets, either; and I’ll bet, no insurance.  Lawsuits were unheard of in those days, and no one except English riders wore helmets.

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Here are a group of slightly older girls at horse show practice.  These would be boarders, not scouts.  I believe the horse on the end is Sonkey, who was remembered fondly by everyone who rode in those days.

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This might have been taken at the same time; I can see ponies in the background.

There’ll be more old photos from time to time, as I find them and re-edit.  They should look better than before, anyway.

 

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Posted June 19, 2015 by stablewoman in Old Times

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