I'm a horse-crazy midlife adult
I caught the horse bug at 9 and was getting paid to ride by 12. An opportunist at heart, I've been fortunate to:
+ achieve Canadian Pony Club ‘A’ level
+ fox-hunt, three-day event and ride point-to-point horses in England
+ condition polo ponies
+ wrangle at one of western Canada's premier hunting outfitters
+ start and gallop thoroughbreds
+ groom for a member of the Canadian 3-Day Eventing Team at the first World Equestrian Games
+ compete at intermediate level Three-Day Events (aka CCI** Horse Trials), including a Pan-American Games qualifier and the North American Young Riders Championships.
Since owning my first horse in 1999, I've been buying, training and selling diamonds-in-the-rough. After learning to pack in 2010, I've ridden over 4,000 km through western Canada's wilderness.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Muriel Strode