That was my dream, as a little barnrat watching the barn owner's daughter riding her show horse down the trail accompanied by her dogs. Not winning Medal/Maclay or the Olympics - My dream was to ride my very own horse with my very own dog on a hack.
When it finally happened 20 yrs later, though not with 1st horse but 2nd, hacking around the countryside with my 2 black Labs is still one of my memories of those times. Not all the showing at Devon or Gladstone, but those perfect days on my perfect horse with my perfect dogs. All gone now but memories are still as sweet. I remember thinking then that these are the days I'd always remember
Thanks for bringing me back to those days, Bluebird.