Taking up riding again after a 22-year absence wasn’t easy, but it was so worthwhile.
As a young girl, I had my heart set on one day owning a horse – but not just any horse. I wanted a Quarter Horse.
At 21, my dream finally came true. I purchased a 4-year- old Quarter Horse gelding, fresh off the racetrack, named Maximum Charge. He was dark brown, almost black, with a white star on his forehead. We spent 19 lovely years together until he had to be put down due to a digestive tract illness that caused him to be unable to maintain weight. I was so heartbroken, I vowed never to own another horse again.
Published in America's Horse - October 2017