Horses for Alexis of Techie Kids

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Dear Alexis,

As promised, here are some horse photos from my collection. Some are of my local country show's equestrian events. I am the show's unofficial photographer and an official help and tech assistant. This means I just help where needed. 🙂

Back on the old family farm when my mum was a girl and teenager in the 1930s and 1940s, horses were used for ploughing, pulling wagons and riding. Three of her favourite farm horses were Bud, Darby and Duke. This photo was taken in 1948...

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Location: Bega, N.S.W., Australia

Not all horses in my photo collection are real. I took this one of a winged unicorn at a World Expo held in Brisbane in 1988. This horse was part of an evening light parade.

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Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The following photograph was taken in 1990 when my grade was on a four day visit to an old gold mining area, Bathurst.

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Location: Bathurst, N.S.W., Australia

In 2007 the local country show had horse drawn coach rides for visitors.

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Location: Pambula, N.S.W., Australia

Two new friends I met in our 2013 country show.

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Location: Pambula, N.S.W., Australia

Our shows also have equestrian events, both dressage and jumping.

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Location: Pambula, N.S.W., Australia

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Location: Pambula, N.S.W., Australia

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Location: Pambula, N.S.W., Australia

There is also an historical group in my shire who appear at shows in the uniform of the Australian Light Horse from World War I. The first is the full colour photo and the second has been "aged" to look more like an old photo .

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Location: Candelo, N.S.W., Australia

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Location: Candelo, N.S.W., Australia

7 thoughts on “Horses for Alexis of Techie Kids

  1. Alexis

    Dear Mr. Mannell,
    Thanks for the pictures of the horses. I really enjoyed them. I used to ride and when I did I ride I rode english. I haven’t been riding for a year now because I got a concusion last year. I hope to start ridding again soon I am really good at it. My first show I got two 1st places and one 2nd I was pretty proud of myself. Ridding is fun and I love it so much. I really liked thoses pictures and I would like to see other animals you have in Australia.

    Thanks again 🙂
    Alexis
    Techie Kids

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    1. rossmannell

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      Dear Alexis,

      I know it can hurt when falling from the height of a horse but it seems you have recovered well. I hope you will be back riding soon. I’m not a great rider but have ridden a few times. I’m not sure how tall one horse I rode was but I am a little over 6 ft tall and his head was higher than mine. What an incredible horse.

      It’s impressive you have received a 1st and 2nd for your riding. A number of girls and some boys in my area are involved in pony clubs. Their horses make excellent photography subjects.

      I have a queue of topics awaiting an extended comment. I tend to prepare them for children around the world but mostly in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and USA. I’ll add your request for more animals. I may be able to find photos not previously shared for you and others wanting to see more. 🙂

      By chance, I was working on the last in my last when I saw your comment so you might see something before then end of the weekend. The comment I am now working on is for two students in Mrs. Yollis’s class who challenged me to tell them how Earth was made. Have you heard of Mrs. Yollis and her class?

      @RossMannell

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  2. Alexis

    Dear Mr. Mannell,

    It does hurt when you fall from a horse but I didn’t just fall. I had just gotten on the horse I was going to ride. Funny thing is his name is Pony, but after I got on, my horse ran into his stall and I hit my head on the metal bar. I got a black eye and couldn’t remember what had happened, I only remember bits and pieces of that day.

    I have heard of Mrs. Yollis and her class. I have been on her blog before. It’s very interesting. I hope you can figure out how earth was made. That’s a big challenge and I don’t think I could be able to figure it out.

    Sincerely,
    Alexis
    Techie Kids

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    1. rossmannell

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      Dear Alexis,

      Ouch! I know that would have hurt so not being able to remember all is probably a blessing.

      Just before checking the comments, including yours, I posted an extended comment for Mrs. Yollis and her class. There was quite a few things to do for it including making graphics and checking information but it is fun to stretch the mind. 🙂

      @RossMannell

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  3. Alexis

    Dear Mr. Mannell,

    In some ways it’s a blessing, but it was also scary for my parents. I can’t imagine how they felt. They we probaly wondering if I was going to be okay.

    Did you find out how the earth was made? That was probably a hard challenage. If you did I would like to hear the answer because Im still wondering how the earth was formed myself.

    Sincerely,
    Alexis
    Techie Kids 🙂

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    1. rossmannell

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      Dear Alexis,

      I can imagine it would have been a very scary situation for your parents. A number of years back I was a teacher through the week and a child care worker in a hospital on weekends. Many times the nurses not only cared for the children but reassured worried parents. I know I would have been very worried also. Head injuries can be very serious.

      Last night my time I posted the Earth post for Mrs. Yollis’s students. Here is the link…
      http://rossmannellcomments.edublogs.org/2013/03/15/how-did-the-earth-begin-a-challenge-from-heather-and-keira/

      Even though I was a primary (elementary) school teacher, my degree was in science (biology) so I shared how the Earth came to be based on the findings of science as I see them. There are many different cultures, each with their own stories of how the Earth came to be. I shared some of those from the Australian Aborigine and Native Americans as an introduction. I find stories of creation fascinating. Many people want to know how things came to be.

      @RossMannell

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