What a wonderful, yet bittersweet day we had yesterday! For the last 15 years we've given riding lessons, and for the last 11 years we've had a big Family Fun Show at the end of the summer to show off what the kids learned and loved to do on the horses. We had a BIG crowd gathered around our arena yesterday in glorious sunshine and the only "rain" was the emotions that poured from grateful students and their instructors, and the audience in our FINAL show. We featured a tribute to our retired 22 year old ailing pony, and a medley of Grease music choreographed by students, as well as a final musical number on horseback to "God Bless the USA." The horses and I will miss the wonderful kids and their parents, but my focus now will be devoted to "The Calling Stone." How wonderful to see my lifelong dreams come true!
Horses, a good man to adore me, and a historical fiction novel! I feel so blessed.