|I have loved horses my entire
life, but was never able to have one of my
own. One day while vacationing in Northern Wisconsin, USA, I saw a sign
for "trail rides" and decided to investigate. A small family
owned facility just started up a trail riding
business for the tourists in the area. They
had about 8 horses. The rides were very personal and set to
the riders abilities. It was very fun. I got to know the family and
started taking a few lessons.
After a year, I confessed my wish of one
day owning my own horse to them. As a family, they participated in
roping competitions, horse training and buying & selling in the
area. One late August day, they brought home a
beautiful sorrel quarter horse gelding to try
out for their trail riding string. I rode him a few
times and he was a perfect gentleman. The owner said this was
the horse for me and after a few more rides
and consulting with my husband, I was the
proud new owner of a 3 year old gelding. With lots of help from
this family, I learned a lot about training and horse care.
After about a year and a half, I brought
Dusty back to my home (about 4 hrs away). I
found a great stable with a huge support system and now after 3 years we
are a team.
We have taken many lessons together and are learning
together. He is such the gentle, calm one and is so forgiving of
his owners "greenness". We love to go on
trail rides as much as possible. He is the
love of my life and can't believe he is mine.