Then is not Now.

Once again, I’m sitting in for Karen. She has asked me to keep her blog active as she has other things that she has to concentrate on.

Growing up in Colorado as I did, and spending my 4 years in high school on a working ranch 69 miles from Phoenix as I did. Believe it or not, I was some what of a Horse man.

When I hit my teens, each summer would be spend up in the mountains at camp and I earned an award for horsemanship. Not only did you have to show the counselors that you could ride a horse, there was a written test, and you also had to show that you could care for your horse. I didn’t pass in the first year, frankly cause it was no big deal to me that first year. But after that, it became an obsession. And I did it.

At the ranch school, if you wanted, you were assigned a horse and you and you alone were to take care of it, even when not riding. It was your responsibility. While the school made available the horse supplies , needed to care for it, you had to use them wisely in addition to carrying for the horse.

Now that was 40 some years ago. I haven’t been near a horse in at least 30 years. But, it must have been good training for the care I give out now. Is that ever cool!!!


  1. PJ
    Jul 7, 2008

    Your mighty close to trouble with that last line!

  2. azNorm
    Jul 7, 2008

    Training never hurt any one.

  3. Karen of Scottsdale
    Jul 7, 2008

    I must agree with PJ.