So many years went by between this video and the one below. About 7 years to be exact... 7 years of riding, grooming, lessons, horse shows, barn friends, Halloween barn parties, dressing up horses in costumes, trail riding, countdown, jumping, falling off a horse or two, breaking your arm, Blackie, Phil, Burt, Malmo, Kix, Rudy...etc.
I have just a few regrets in my life and one of them is the fact that when you were going to go to ride Malmo at Madison Square Garden, I was not there. I remember I had just gotten a job at Saddlers Row and I used that as my excuse.....real reason was that I was and always have been afraid to fly. I wanted to be there so badly.....it had been 15 years since you went to NY and I will say I'm sorry I didn't go with you. I know you had a blast and I was about as proud as a mom could be! To this day every opportunity I can I mention that you rode at Madison Square Garden. Here are some memorabilia you saved from that time. It sure is a good thing that you are a saver....(the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree).
|This was your acceptance letter...you were so exited!|
|"Rudy" in Jumpers...my anxiety levels were sky high during those days|
|You and Malmo.....A Fantastic Team!|
I miss you a ton........m