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Rose Parade more than ride for equestrian family


Last updated 2/1/2007 at Noon

Rainbow’s Brown family participated in the 2007 Tournament of Roses Parade with the Spirit of the West Riders, a task which included riding the 5 1/2-mile parade route.

“You’re not done until the very last step of the horse from where the crowd is,” Colleen Brown said. “It’s not just entertainment for that small section where the TV cameras are.”

That ride is actually rather easy compared to what approximately one million spectators and 40 million television viewers don’t see. “It probably is one of the easier parts,” said Lori Brown. “All the work is done and you ge...

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