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How to Keep a Riding Group Active

How to Keep a Riding Group Active

This Old Gray Mare group started in 2007 & now, over ten years later, is still out on the trails.  Yes, things have changed & there’s different women riding on a regular basis for a variety of reasons.  The ultimate goal of the founders, however, was to...
Old Gray Mares & Better Humans 

Old Gray Mares & Better Humans 

What’s so great about being older & still riding?  Well, certainly one obvious thing is that I look around & see women my age that are plagued with aches, health problems & sadly unfit.  A true benefit of riding is the amount of physical activity...
My First Horse REALLY Was an Old Gray Mare 

My First Horse REALLY Was an Old Gray Mare 

My first horse was Sher Magic, a National Show Horse – an  arab/standardbred mare.  Sher was 19 when purchased for $200 from a gal who, I later learned, just wanted to get rid of her.  “She’s a great school horse for a beginner rider…”  I...
Was there REALLY an Old Gray Mare?

Was there REALLY an Old Gray Mare?

First of all, yes, there was a distinguished gray mare named Lady Suffolk.  She was a true champion Standardbred, who raced under saddle and to sulky in the 1840s.  In the early era of the “steppers,” that is, trotting horses, this gray mare gained fame as...