After a lifetime of working with other people's horses, I was able to start a small Paint Horse breeding farm, on the outskirts of the Kittitas Valley of central Washington state. Beginning with just one broodmare, then adding another, 2005 was the first year we had TWO babies to run and play and grow up together! Canticle (Kate) and Madrigal (Maddie) are now seven, and may someday become my replacement broodmares. But now is the time for them to learn to be riding horses, and, hopefully, to earn a bit of a performance record.
I am not so much into the "round-and-round" experience of the pleasure arena, so I will be looking at the girls gaining some trail mileage out in the "real world" in the coming years, and completing some Mountain Trail clinics and competitions. This blog will be the story of that adventure.