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( Continued from page II ) twisted . Wrapping reins over hands or finger objectionable .
Back — Straight , erect , not stiff . Carried with lightness .
Hips — Under shoulder line , equally balanced . Keep hip bones erect .
Support — To be distributed in rider ’ s seat , thighs and feet . Change to gait demands change of distribution .
Seat — Closely fit over CENTER of saddle . On seat bones , not tail bone . Keep spinal column in line with that of horse .
Thighs — Folded firmly against saddle , crotch to knee . Relaxed , deep contact , no rigid gripping . Angle more downward than forward . Kept in place .
Knees — Slightly bent , rolled in . Snug , steady contact . Not gripped , open or loose . Placement : neither ahead or behind leathers .
Lower leg — To hang straight down below knee from side view ; held naturally away from horse from front view , depending on rider anatomy and size of horse . Not dangling , clutched , spraddled wide or thrust forward . Regarding calf contact : Permissible if not at sacrifice to the closed upper leg . Held only close enough for convenient subtle use of leg aids . Too great an effort to hold legs unnaturally close to horse results in faulty turned ankles , incorrectly placed foot pressure and looseness of thighs . Stirrup Leathers : Straight down from attachment on saddle . Leg swinging results from off-center placement . Lengths : Fitted for individual , neither long or short , by sitting in center of saddle and allowing legs to assume noi-mal position with slight angle at knee , stirrup should strike just below ankle bone for correct length .
Feet — Ball of foot across irons with even pressure on entire width of sole ; center or outside of iron . Held naturally neither extremely turned in or out . Heels preferred easily down or level , but not forced .
Ankles — Maintaining a level junction they bring the foot into correct alignment with leg . To be flexible for balance . Not stiff .
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Hands — Area of use — level square foot over pommel ( contered ). To be sensitive . Body — Proper weight distribution at given time , gracefully and with lightness . Legs — Calf pressures . No flopping . Feet — Slight , quick taps of heels if necessary . Voice — Horses respond to quiet , positive commands . Clucking must be inconspicuous .
Artificials Aids Spurs or Whip — Use of , optional . Depends on horse . To be used with refinement . Long whips , objectional .
Whip Carriage — Either up through hand over left wrist or down through hand . Carried according to rider ’ s discretion . Bridles — Type used for Walking Horses .
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GO BOY ’ S SPARKLE , m , by Go Boy ' s Special out of Black Sparkle , foaled June 8 , 1962 . Owner , Lee W . Bradley , Jackson , Tcnn .
SHADOW ’ S MERRY LADY , m , by Shadow ’ s Wonder Boy out of Merry Lady of the Lake , foaled June 29 , 1962 . Owner . Lee W . Bradley , Jackson , Tenn .
SAGE , s , by Circle T . Rambler out of Topsy DeBerry , foaled July 1 , 1962 . Owner , John M . Whitmore , Leesburg , Va
ṠECRET MELODY M ., m , by Midnight Secret out of Melody Lady , foaled Aug . 4 , 1962 . Owner , McFarland Farm , Topeka , Kansas .
MAGIC ’ S PLEASURE D ., s , by Allen ’ s Black Magic out of Midnight Sue G ., foaled May 27 , 1962 . Owner , Roland Dickinson , Brighton , Mo . BLACK MAGIC D „ s , by Allen ' s Black Magic out of Midnight Mischief , foaled April 8 , 1962 .
SUN ’ S GOLDEN LADY , m , by Sun ’ s Major out of The Thing , foaled March 29 , 1961 . Owner , Harrison James Williams , Jr ., Hickorv , N . C .
SUN ’ S ADVENTURE , s , by Sun ’ s Talk Nation out of Allen Sun Delight , foaled May 1 , 1962 . Owner , W . K . White , Cleveland , Tcnn .
ALLEN ’ S BLUE GAL , m , by Silver Tip Messick out of Cooper ’ s Bird , foaled April 27 , 1962 . Owner , Dorris E . Cooper , Manchester , Tenn .
A LON DR A DEE , m , by Circle T . Sensation out of Circle T . Dandy , foaled March 24 , 1962 . Owner , James D . Copeland , Wingo , Ky .
ALBINO KING , s , by Champion Merry Legs out of Clara Allen W ., foaled May 11 , 1962 . Owner , Robert G . Pace , Aberdeen , Miss .
MERRY BOY ’ S PATCH , s , by Dark Star ’ s Merry Boy out of Society Jane , foaled May 25 , 1962 . Owner , Stuart E . Burnett . Sumter , S . C .
MAGIC BETTY , m , by Allen ’ s Black Magic out of Ace ’ s Betty , foaled April 2 , 1962 . Owner , Curtis G . Weeks , Eldon , Missouri .
MAGIC MELODY W ., m , by Allen ’ s Black Magic out of Buzz Around , foaled May 16 , 1962 . Owner , Curtis G . Weeks , Eldon . Missouri .
PRECISION STEPPER , m , by Shadow ’ s Big Talk out of Portland ’ s Rose , foaletl May 17 , 1962 . Owner , Arniand Mooney , Elma , Wash .
BENTON ' S SUNNY BOY , s , by Merry Boy ’ s Scat out of Bay Gal Allen G ., foaled Sept . 10 , 1962 . Owner , Henry D . Benton , Opp , Ala .
NELLIE ’ S LADY WILSON , m . by Midnight Joe O . out of Our Nellie Wilson , foaled June 17 , 1962 . Owner , Helen Burrow ,, Goodrich . Mich .
JOE GO BOY , s , by Security Go Boy out of Blissful Lady Allen , foaled Sept . 9 , 1962 . Owner , Louis Crano , Marine , 111 .
GOLDEN SILVER BELL , m , by Golden Sun Allen out of Rickey ’ s Silver Belle , foaled June 8 , 1962 . Owner , Austin J . Ryals & Arthur C . Ryals , Bothell , Wash .
PRINCESS DOT , m , by Top Count out of Our Belly Jo , foaled July 6 , 1962 . Owner , H . J . Powell , Billings , Missouri .
MIDNIGHT MERRY LADY , m , by Wilson ’ s Show Boy out of Midnights Honey Rose , foaled May 3 , 1956 . Owner , Robert Keller . Clayton , Ga .
WISERS JOY , m , by Mason ’ s White Allen out of Lady Ann Holder , foaled April 10 , 1919 . Owner , John D . Holder , Daylight , Tcnn .
THE GREAT COMMANDER , s , by John A ’ s Chance out of Wilson First Choice , foaled May 7 , I960 . Owner . Marvin Everett . Ml . Juliet , Tenn .
LADY THOMPSON T ., deceased marc , by Wilson ’ s Last Chance out of Rambling Lady Delk . Foaled May 27 , 1945 . Owned by Robert J . Akin , Hampshire , Tcnn .
GOLD DUST LADY , m , by Sun-Dust out of Lady Thompson T .. foaled Feb . 5 , 1960 . Owner , Robert J . Akin , Hampshire , Tcnn .
GO BOY ' S PRECISION , s , by Watch Me Go Boy T . F . out of Sun ' s Hazel Dawn , foaled July 25 , 1962 . Owner , C . A . Foster , Culleoka , Tcnn .
LADY MCPEAK , m , by Ladys Big Man out of Dollic Sue , foaled April 14 , 1954 . Owner . Aubrey McPcak , Hermitage , Tenn .