Dommie didn't want to stop eating for his photo yesterday...but Duke wanted to sniff the camera and followed me all over the field while I tried to get his portrait! And I managed to sneak in a picture of Gary after he planted his garlic for next year! We originally bought Duke for a companion horse for Dom and for Gary to ride (a husband horse) but he has only ridden him twice in 1 1/2 years...so I am always trying to find a kind person to exercise him! He is very good, however, about being left behind and calmly stands in his stall waiting for us to come back...he doesn't have a lot of drama in him, which is wonderful!!
Riding is my outlet and a dream of mine since I was little--I didn't start taking lessons until I was in my 40s and then had to deal with the fear factor. But I have come a long way--I love dressage and trail riding (Dommie likes trail riding better than dressage!) and try to ride whenever the weather and/or bugs permit!! Horses were the bribe my husband used to get me out of our lovely home in the Village of Potsdam and into the boonies to a wreck of a farmhouse which we have been renovating for the past 15 years!! But life here is good and I am doing what I love to do!!