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    Phyllis and Doug Ashton riding a horse bareback, Wirths Olympia. Photograph by Harry Jay.

    "If you're too busy to ride, then you're too busy."

    Yea, I'd ride in that.

    WIRTH, MAY, Australia's bareback queen (USA, c.1924) - YouTube

    Wirth's Circus Melbourne Australia

    150th Anniversary of Circus in Australia. May Wirth with her stepsister (Circus World Museum. Baraboo)_Australia Post. Source www.flickr.com/...

    A bareback riding team featuring acrobatics of one sort or another.Sometimes a very difficult move such as a double or triple somersault is done.

    The trick Phryne has to learn to do while the horse is cantering around the ring. This is the famous May Wirth 1926.

    Australian David Terence Meekin (1886-1966) was responsible for bringing Ubangi Chilliwingi as a touring performer in Australia and New Zealand. She was a pigmy woman from Cape Province, 28 inches tall at 27 years old when she performed in Wellington in 1929.

    If you’ve fallen into a riding rut, try our 10 basic arena exercises. They’ll have you moving in a whole new direction.

    Australians during the Spanish flu epidemic. The flu reached Australia in 1919 and killed 12,000 people.

    Do you have the facts on the bit most commonly used in riding today? If not, we're breaking down the parts of the snaffle and the common ring and mouthpieces you'll find.

    Baby in Pram Cat, Backyard, Ivanhoe, Melbourne 1939

    Flinders Street Station Melbourne Victoria Australia Vintage Rose Postcard

    Circus horses at Ludrano Paris 1939

    15 August 1945 ♦ Melbourne: Jitterbug dancing in Swanston Street during the Victory Pacific celebrations in the city streets.

    ~Priceless! TROT ~Therapeutic Riding of Tucson ~*~ HoW sWeEt & wOnDerFuL !! ~*

    Rosalie Nitzsche 70 yrs & Bonny Glenn Hi Jack 30 yrs. Read about their beautiful and heartwarming journey together and their final ride. An amazing story that teaches us about longevity and having faith in your partner.

    ca. 1942-ca. 1943 Image H98.105/848 Shows conductress altering destination number on tram. by State Library of Victoria Collections, via Flickr. Richmond tram, Melbourne Australia

    Vintage Photographs of Buffalo/Bison

    Ferris Wheel & Crowds at Royal Melbourne Show, Ascot Vale, 1956 - Museum Victoria