sounds like you found Darolyn's barn!!!! I am the same as you...53 and back into horses after being away from them for 26 years. I am over in the Beaumont area. Pundt Park is wonderful....as is the trails around Cypress Creek. We ride oftenin Tyrrell Park in Beaumont and up at Ebenezer in Jasper. That is a blast. Check out my blog to see tons of pics of Ebenezer. Hope to bump into you soon!
Dang, it's a small world. I really enjoy Darolyn's operation, and I think she's a smart lady by renting her horses out to keep them in shape. What caught my eye was her 'barefootin' philosophy and the fact that she uses hackamores on all of her beasts. Same setup I had as a kid, and I can dig it.
I remember seeing a few of your posts here and there. I'll definitely check out your blog, tho I think I already have it bookmarked.
I look forward to seeing you on the trails sometime. It looks like you travel quite a bit with your horse - have ever been to 7IL ranch in Cat Spring?