Cobra (King P-234 x Mimi
Warner by Lucky Blanton) was trained
and ridden to four AQHA ROMs by my mother, Caroline (then) Fisher. The
fourth, in reining, was earned after issuance of the certificate
below. It was less customary then for show horses to be pampered one trick
ponies, and Cobra spent her share of time scrambling through the underbrush
after cattle, giving riding lessons to young family members, and so on.
She taught some lessons to young horses too - she was an "alpha", and intolerant
of disregard for her position.
There is some interesting info about King's offspring at the PremierPub website.
There is a larger copy of this picture
|The cousins are not just stuck there for a photo op, they are riding - not well, but riding. This mare was pushbutton, what you put in was what you got out - in detail. The girls kept their day jobs. I'm guessing Cobra was 19 at the time.|
|Some years later - this is the smaller
of the two girls in the picture above. Although she rode more than her
sister she never took horsemanship beyond the stage grandmother termed
"hang and rattle".
The photograph itself is another one that didn't turn out too well.
I am quite tempted by a scanner that is specially equipped for working
with negatives, but one way or another, I will eventually get around to
improving quite a few of the pictures on the site.
|Cobra in 1956.||
|right - Cobra
with Elegant Doc,
probably around 1976
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