I hope to make a few more videos for each year, will take awhile as I have tons of photos and videos and trying to pick a few is sooo hard :)
Thanks Jackie & Shirley and everyone else for all your encouraging words over the years I have been with Barnmice!! I am looking forward to growing with you all over the next years and reading your blogs and accomplishments.
My family knows that I have loved horses since I could walk & talk but some of them can't see how a horse can be your life. You give up a lot of things to keep your horse. My husband has told me over and over that no matter what happens I have to keep Cooper.
My daughter was my joy when she was born, as I was told I could never have any children and she was a blessing. She still is the love of my life, but she has her own life now does her own things. Cooper has filled a void and helped emotionally more than any doctor could ever do.
It was a spur of the moment decision to get Cooper and I never even thought about how young he was or inexperienced I was. Well, actually I did, I had heard the old saying green on green makes black and blue, and read how your first horse should not be a baby. But I went ahead and got him anyway!!
I knew I had a long journey ahead of me. I rode as a teenager but only at trail farms, saving babysitting money as my mother couldn't afford to pay for my horse love and raising 4 kids on minimum wages. Then I would work at the barns so I could be around the horses and get free rides. My health had different plans in 1973 and my life moved away from horses and back in to the hospitals and doctor routine which I already hated having spent my first 10 years in and out of the hospital.
In 2005 my daughter took an interest and wanted to take lessons. I was overjoyed but she didn't share the same passion that I did when I was her age. Like a lot of young ones these days she just wanted to ride and get ribbons, didn't want to learn anything else about horses.
Oh, back to work, to be continued.......