Congrats Sherry for a beautiful filly. She is amazing. Just cause I got the day right doesn't make me the only winner. We're all winners for being sisters in our blogging community. I finally came to the conclusion that we don't need to be martrys to be successful. I'm talking about my lack of ability to get my young mare back to where she was before the accident in October. Always told myself that no one could train my horses for me. Must have a relationship with a horse. Well I've changed my tune. Been trying to work her on a regular basis. She's at the point where she just needs some time and consistency. Can't do that very well when I can only get to her maybe once a week. My daughter offered to help me so a couple weeks ago we decide she's ready to move forward. As soon as she was asked for something different, she bolted again and did what she did with me. Angela tried her hardest to stay on her and seeing her come off scared the bijesus out of me. So we both decided to send her to someone to finish her for us. She goes on the 14th of June for 30 days and when she comes back I am going to take a week's holiday and ride her every day. Then I hope I will feel like I've accomplished something good. I overcame my prejudice at having someone else train my horse and I realize now when I've bitten off more than I can chew and hand over the reins to someone else. At least I'll be riding her come mid summer and that was my goal from the onset. I want to be able to enjoy my later years from my two feet not from a wheel chair. Hapy trails everyone.
Married to my soul mate Brian for 26 years. We have three wonderful children. Robert 22, Angela 20 and Cara 17. Loved horses all my life. Got my first horse, a crazy piebald track pony when I was 14. Bought my first true friend Schiroc a wild 16 month old grey appy filly in 1983. she became the family teacher, nanny, guardian for 26 years. Through her I met my human best friend Sherry and her old mare Catana in 1983. We became business partners in her appaloosa breeding program when she purchased Windwalker Cactus. We live in Edmonton, have a cottage on Lac Ste Anne and spend every minute possible on the ranch, Fern Valley Farms. I work part time for the Alberta Spca and enjoy travelling.