I am 55 years old and have owned and ridden horses all my life. We bred and raised Tennessee Walkers when I was young, and then TBs. I learned to ride on the walking horses, but soon wanted to go faster, so I rode some QH and was really into the barrel racing and playdays and rodeos..I ponied horses in the 70's, then became an X-ray Tech...in 2005 I started ponying horses at the track again, and now that is how I make a living. My husband is an exercise rider and farrier..we spend the winters in New Orleans at the Fairgrounds, and the summers in NW Louisiana at Louisiana Downs. I guess you could say we are living our dreams!!!