Then came Sally, our youngest daughter, and that all changed. About twelve years ago, a wise horse-loving woman at our church gave me some counsel. She recognized "the horse bug" in our little daughter Sally, and told me it was probably in her blood, so it would be hard to fight. She predicted that Sally's interest in horses was something that was going to stick and so far she's been correct.
So we (sort of) gave up fighting against the horse thing and began to give in a bit. Little by little. First it was food and clothing:
|Notice the horses on the western shirt|
|"All I want for my birthday is a horse, or a horse cake if I can't have the horse"|
...and lessons once a week with Terri at Canterbury Ridge Stables:
|Aunt Sandy from Atlanta came to watch her lesson ( she's on the right talking to another mom)|
|She learned to groom a horse, pick the hooves and take off a saddle|
|Her favorite hour of the week. She talked about it all week long.|
|Sally riding George at a Friday night fun show.|
|Her first competitions were the Friday fun shows|
|Sally and her friend Lauren spent many hours each week at Brenda Lockwood's (owner) with their horses|
After years of leasing, Sally somehow persuaded us to buy Travis.
|Her first horse-Travis. He's a quarter horse.|
|Grand Champion Western Showmanship- July 2011 with Coos Mito Mickey(Mickey)|