In all the history I took in school and through all my exposure to the women’s movement, why have I never known about this amazing young woman? I do now, and I won’t forget her. She reminds me of my daughter and her horse at age 16. How important her charge was and how courageous … Continue reading The Girl and Her Horse that Changed History
The Doc & The Horse at McDowell Mountain Fun Ride
One of the most relaxing things I have found over the years, is spending time with my family and my horse out of doors. Each year the American Endurance Ride Conference and the Arabian Horse Association sponsors a number of Endurance Rides around the state of Arizona. This weekend was the "Lead, Follow or Get … Continue reading The Doc & The Horse at McDowell Mountain Fun Ride
The Will of the Soul
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate; As the voyage along through life; 'Tis the will of the soul That decides its goal, And not the calm or the strife. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Sonoran Desert Decorations
I live in the Sonoran Desert. It's the only place in the world that gets hot enough to feed the chickens ice cubes for pre-boiled eggs. It is a true desert, and the summer time can be very hot (up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit). However, I find it to be a very beautiful place to live … Continue reading Sonoran Desert Decorations
Something About Being On Horseback . . .
It has been a nice quite weekend. I was under the weather and left work early Thursday . . . slept most of Friday. Woke this morning feeling a bit better. The fresh rain-washed air this morning was very helpful. We've had scattered showers of rain over the last few days. We had a nice … Continue reading Something About Being On Horseback . . .
Beginning the Sport of Endurance Riding . . .
For many years we have talked about participating with a number of family members and friends in the Sport of Equine Endurance Riding. My wife, daughter and I have been training for an entry level ride over the last few months. We have been riding 7-10 miles two to three times per week over the last … Continue reading Beginning the Sport of Endurance Riding . . .