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Monday, October 18, 2010

Competitive family

This is my father's mother.....my grandmother riding side saddle.

My mother rode hunters when younger and showed dogs.  This is Mom when I was growing up showing Saddle Seat pleasure.  She was a nervous wreck, but smiled big and won a lot!

This my brother Jim on his stock horse, Marino's Champ.  That's the most money my folks ever put out on a horse.  Jim rode for awhile in the stock horse classes, spinning and sliding, but girls were his biggest priority at that time of his life..

I rode anything and everything.  I pretty much could ride ANYTHING.  This was my saddle seat 3 gaited/equitation horse, Big John.  I also rode stock seat and hunter/jumpers.

When I left home I went to the dogs.  Here I am with Pay the Piper of Aberdare.  I was the owner/breeder/handler shown winning the 2nd ASCA National Specialty.

From there, I did more hunter/jumpers and trick training with my horses.  When the horse habit became too expensive, I switched to agility.  My husband has qualified for the USDAA finals 5 years in a row with his Labrador.  Then, I thought it about time to get a Border Collie.  That's when Jet came into our lives and was the best and fastest agility dog a girl could ask for....that is until he saw SHEEP.  The rest is history. :0)

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