I have always been a horse lover
as far back as I can remember.
I used to dream of having my own horse.
When I was 17 I finally got a horse.
I was in horse heaven!
I lived in the mountains of British Columbia
and most of my riding was up mountain
sides on logging trails or animal trails.
I was fearless.
I had Pride for a year and a half.
Then in 1985 I finally bought another horse.
The day I went to see him for the first time
he bucked me off.
I traded a motorcycle for him :)
Three months later I bought my next
a little registered Arabian.
He was my sweetie.
Keefer and I at the Saddle Club grounds
He and I rode the mountain trails again
and took Western Pleasure classes.
Angie riding Keefer
I taught my oldest daughter to ride.
She and I used to have fun riding double
down to the 'Saddle Club' where
we built a barn and kept
3 horses for a number of years.
Angie and her younger sister Caitlyn and my sister Janet from England
in front of our barn.
Angie and I with Keefer warming up
It was pretty convenient having our horses
there as we passed the Saddle Club grounds
every time we went to town
and I could walk down the hill
to feed the horses from our house.
In 1991 I sold my last horse.
Pride...when I first bought him he pranced instead of walking
Above is me at 17 riding my first horse
Pride with my little brother.
I never had a saddle
I owned that horse.
Above is me trying out a new horse
just last week...
her name is Hope.
I sure never thought I'd be looking
to have a horse again at my age.
I just turned 59 on Tuesday.
Boy does time fly!
We ended up buying Hope.
Hope here on the farm
She is an 11 year old Quarter Horse.
My hubby wanted an older horse for a
companion for Hope
and the people gave him Rosey.
She's looking a little scruffy right now but
she'll fill out. Rosey is around 20 years old
and is a Quarter Horse.
I'm looking forward to doing a little riding
but I'm very glad I won't
be riding mountain trails at this time.
No...country roads and fields will
do me just fine.