Red Bluff Round-Up Parade 2018, part 3

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The last photos from the round-up parade. You can see part 1 here, and part 2 here.

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If you see yourself, or someone you know, in any of these photos, feel free to share this post. Share buttons after the post. If you’re in one of the photos, and would like a free digital copy, let me know in a comment, and I’ll send one to you.

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A few years ago, (maybe 4, or 5 years ago,) I attended a horsemanship clinic at Cottonwood Creek Equestrian Center, in Cottonwood (close to Red Bluff.) By chance I happened to be seated next to this lady. We were both attending the clinic as audience, and while the trainer worked with the participants, we had plenty of time to talk. I quickly discovered that this lady new more about horses than anyone I ever met (I’ve bee around horses all my life.) She invited me to her ranch, and I did visit her there a few weeks later. I watched her work with some students that she had. I was very impressed by her horsemanship skills. I took some pictures of her and her friends at a breast cancer awareness event that same year. I haven’t seen her since then, and I was so happy when I saw her at the parade last weekend.

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A colorful part of the parade 🙂

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Isn’t she absolutely beautiful, Miss Redding Rodeo?

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Our local search and rescue team was represented by these two handlers, and their dogs.

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Growing up I wanted to be a part of the mounted patrol. That is one of the few things that I really wanted, that I never even gave a try. Don’t ask me why. I’d say that I’ve done pretty much everything else that I dreamed of as a little girl.

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Impressive horses those Clydesdales, don’t you think?

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I hope you enjoyed the parade 🙂 The photos from the actual rodeo are still on my camera. I’ll start going through those tomorrow. It was a weekend full of fun, and good times. It always is at Red Bluff Round-Up.

Love,

Ms Zen

10 thoughts on “Red Bluff Round-Up Parade 2018, part 3

  1. When I was really young, I so loved horses, but my interest never was cultivated, as we didn’t have $ for lessons. My oldest sister had a horse statue collection that I coveted, but wasn’t allowed to touch. One day when I was crying over my broken horse, she impulsively gave hers to me. What a mistake! I shortly had broken most of them! Seeing all these beautiful horses brought the memory back to me. The palomino is SO beautiful – what a graceful beauty.

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    1. I was very much the same as you. Loved horses, but my mom was a single mom, and could not afford lessons. I rode my bike to a couple nearby stables, and helped out with anything, and everything. Log hours. I remember getting up at dark to feed horses, and take them out to their paddocks. Unpaid..but I learned a lot. In return I got to exercise the horses no-one wanted to ride..lol. When I occasionally got money as gifts I bought lessons. When I started to make my own money I bought more lessons, and started to save for my first horse. It took me 10 years to save up for my first horse.

      I’m so happy that the post brought back happy memories. The beautiful Palomino almost looked unreal. Just so perfect.

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      1. Ah — that was a great advantage. I hope your knees recovered! So great to still have access to visuals like that — think of all the time and prep that went into each of the entrants — just so old-fashioned-wonderful :)) :)) :))

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