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Sonora and Her Diving Horse. Calgary Stampede this girl was amazing her story is the movie "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" totally love the movie its a true story of a girl diving horses Pretty Horses, Horse Love, Beautiful Horses, Horse Diving, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Into The West, Wild Hearts, Black And White Photography

Sonora and Her Diving Horse

Image No: NB-16-417 Title: Sonora Carver with the west's first diving horse, trained in the United States and shown at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Date: [ca. 1925-1930] Photographer/Illustrator: Oliver, W.J., Calgary, Alberta Remarks: The horse dived about 50 feet into a tank of water about 10 feet deep and Miss Carver stayed on the horse during all of the jump. She lost her eyesight in 1931 when her horse landed badly, but by 1932 was again diving horses. She retired in 1942 and…

Sonora Webster, the girl who dived horses on the Atlantic pier in the She suffered an accident and went blind, but still continued to dive for over 10 yrs. The movie Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken is based on her early life.

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Sonora Webster Carver was an American entertainer, most notable as one of the first female horse divers. Her job was to mount a running horse as it reached the top of a forty-foot (sometimes sixty-foot) tower and sail down on its back as it plunged into a deep pool of water directly below. In 1931, Sonora was blinded, a retinal detachment, due to hitting the water off-balance with her eyes open, while diving her horse, Red Lips. After her accident she continued to dive horses until 1942.

20 Incredible Vintage Photographs of Women Diving Horses in Atlantic City From the Early Century Art Et Illustration, Illustrations, Horse Diving, High Diving, Horse Information, All About Horses, Mundo Animal, Le Far West, Atlantic City

The Diving Horses of Atlantic City

* Wild hearts can't be broken* The Diving Horses of Atlantic City: Take a dive into the past, read all about this amazing equestrian act in our blog post: http://stargazermercantile.com/diving-horses-atlantic-city/

A frontiersman and sharpshooter of the Wild West, William Frank "Doc" Carver, is generally credited with developing the diving horse routine, which came to Atlantic City in the Horse Diving, Horse Fly, Horse World, Atlantic City, Black And White Pictures, Wild Hearts, Beautiful Horses, Old Pictures, Wild West

Atlantic City taking a risky plunge with return of diving horses

A frontiersman and sharpshooter of the Wild West, William Frank "Doc" Carver, is generally credited with developing the diving horse routine, which came to Atlantic City in the 1920s

20 Incredible Vintage Photographs of Women Diving Horses in Atlantic City From the Early Century Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Horse Diving, Trick Riding, Vintage Horse, Horse Photos, Horse Pictures

Rewatching 1991's "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken," the Film About Femininity and Diving Horses

Based on a true story [1], the 1991 film /Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken [2]/ tells the story of an orphan girl named Sonora (played by Gabrielle Anwar) whose beloved horse is sold off by her aunt as punishment for Sonora's bad behavior. Sneaking off into the night, Sonora takes to the road in sear...

horse diving A male circus performer holds tight while riding atop a horse for a stunt high-dive into a swimming pool, (Photo by Frederic Lewis/Getty Images) Life Pictures, Old Pictures, Horse Diving, Diving Board, All About Horses, Pool Accessories, Picture Collection, Wild Hearts, Horseback Riding

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A male circus performer holds tight while riding atop a horse for a stunt high-dive into a swimming pool, 1930s. (Photo by Frederic Lewis/Getty Images)

One giant leap.and splashdown: Lightning the wonder horse dives into 14 feet of water Horse Diving, Horse Tricks, All The Pretty Horses, Horse Trailers, Barrel Racing, Horse Stuff, Four Legged, Old Pictures, Adorable Animals

He's equin-credible! Meet Lightning the Wonder Horse - the last of America's diving ponies

For the past eighteen years Lightning the Wonder Horse has been giving daily shows where he dives into a 14 feet deep, 30-feet wide, 117,000 gallon pool of water.