Thursday, May 15, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Stylin' & profilin'

As you can see, I was a very stylish child. This is a picture my mom snapped of me as I was headed off to ride. It's not dated, but I'm hazarding a guess that it was taken around 1997 or 1998, based on the van, the braces, and the helmet. 

Stray Observations
  • Was this before I had riding breeches? I can't remember the last time I wore jeans to ride my own horses. (It was probably whenever this picture was taken.)
  • You can see our half-constructed arena fence in the background. It stayed that way for several years, before my dad gave up on finishing it. (I never bothered to ride in the arena, because I am an ungrateful child.)
  • I grew up as an only child (I have a half-sister who's nine yeas older than me and didn't live with us growing up), so I have no idea why my parents bought a giant van. It was just me and them. We took it on vacation once, found some blue plastic barrels for sale, bought them, and crammed all 4 of them into the back of the van to take them home. They were the best for jumps!
  • To this day, I have the same problem of polo shirt sleeves coming almost to my elbows. I have T-Rex arms, y'all. :'(


Jacqueline said...

Well I don't blame you for not using the arena. I remember the footing being hard as rocks plus wasn't there a sinkhole on one side of it?

Stephanie said...

The footing was terrible! (it may actually have been rocks??) And the was (and still is) a sinkhole at one end. Dad throws tires in it abs I pretend not to notice.

Karley said...

Hahaha love this picture!! The throw backs are the best!!

L.Williams said...

Fashion Plate!

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