20 JULY 2011 : RELAXING WITH HORSES

GINGER THE HORSE IN URUNGA

Early 1900s.

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GETTING TO KNOW HORSES

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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.

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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.

horse The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Thursday 25 May 1933, horse sulky The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Monday 8 January 1912

The Sydney Morning Herald 

Thursday 25 May 1933

The Sydney Morning Herald  Monday 8 January 1912
horse fraud Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW  1889 - 1915), Saturday 13 February 1915, horsebox The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 14 July 1936,
Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915), Saturday 13 February 1915 The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Tuesday 14 July 1936,
horse pinned The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 10 January 1933, horse flood
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Tuesday 10 January 1933, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 – 1931), Saturday 15 April 1916,
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AND NOW FOR SOME HORSE CARTOONS FROM THE MATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS.

HORSE SWIM The Brisbane Courier (Qld. 1864 - 1933), Saturday 9 October 1926

The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 – 1933), Saturday 9 October 1926

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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.

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