GINGER THE HORSE IN URUNGA
Morning, All. I thought I had best mention the Horses. I know almost nothing about horses so this is not coming from a horse fanatic’s viewpoint. Just from a woman who views horses each morning. There must be something to learn from the Horse. There is always something to learn.
I have been in the Cottage for over a year and it is a horse property so I have had the chance to learn a few things. I have my usual animal/human relationships with them. A slight distance and mutual scrutiny. I have the same thing in most of my human/human dealings as well.
Lets see what I can discover about horses this morning before I go out along South Arm Road to Brierfield.
I was raised in a city by city parents. My mother, Joy Bell, had ridden when she was girl during the war. She rode on her Uncle’s dairy farm up in Bangalow. with her cousin Maisie Beckinsale. They didn’t talk about learning to ride. They simply rode. I don’t have a picture of them riding but I do have another family one with a kid on the back, Barebacked, Barefooted. Big Horse as well.
That’s taken way back – maybe in the 1940s.
2.32 p.m. Home from visiting the Cheery Redhead out in the Bush and back to thinking about horses and the many things I don’t know about them. I shall go historical and see how horses have figured in the newspapers in past times. Beginning with Urunga, Raleigh, Bellingen and Environs and Horses. These articles say a lot about horses in this area. They say a lot about the people too.
Thursday 25 May 1933
|The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 8 January 1912|
|Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915), Saturday 13 February 1915||The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Tuesday 14 July 1936,|
|The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Tuesday 10 January 1933,||The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 – 1931), Saturday 15 April 1916,|
AND NOW FOR SOME HORSE CARTOONS FROM THE MATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933), Saturday 9 October 1926
The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954), Saturday 22 May 1943
When we lived in Sydney in our brick flat in South Coogee, we used to sit and watch the clip of MAN FROM THE SNOWY RIVER over and over in an attempt to catch the frame with the horse’s eye as they leapt over the edge. Then she would hit pause on the old Beta Video Machine and we would look in amazement. Good Night for now. I shall leave you with a North Country Song and the web address for VALERY TRAIL RIDES just up the way from here.