Sunday, September 16, 2018

School Chums - The 1970s

Photo by Salt Water New England


  1. I remember my fellow riding class chums - there was a great deal of camaraderie. But there was also an undercurrent of all-hell competitiveness. Who could: ride the most spirited horse without getting unseated; do flawless rounds of jumps & had the best form while doing them; maintain their composure no matter what. Fun days, but characteristics stay with you. The never let them see you break a sweat ethos is a common trait.

  2. Funny you should mention that. The same was true for my sister and me, among the half-dozen or so horsey families in our neck of Berks Co., Pennsylvania, although the "all-hell competitiveness" was more my younger sister's thing than mine. The camaraderie between the various kids was great though.

    Best Regards,