(I’m # 7) Not long ago I retired from teaching, so I now have more time on my hands,
and a great little mare named Dutchess to throw my saddle on. Surrounded by miles of
pasture, I have lots of ground to ride on, and neighbors that don’t mind if I do. You
know, that’s a great combination. I put it to good use.
My husband Doug and I enjoy horse camping and trail riding, and we’re blessed to
have good family and friends that enjoy the same. We vacation with our horses, in
Nebraska and surrounding states as well. At home, I really like it when my husband
rides with me, but when he doesn’t, I have a wonderful doggy friend that accompanies
me. She won’t be left behind.
My sister issued a challenge to me last year to see which of us could ride more
miles. I had two goals then: beat her, or if I couldn’t, at least put in one mile
for every day of the year. She beat me on miles, but I did make my second goal. And
who will this year? We’ll see. I’ve also challenged myself to ride more miles than I
did last year.