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“Skills learned early stay with you.” ~ Doc Meek

Saturday, August 20, 2011. Today I am grateful that my Mom could go on a horseback ride on her 93rd birthday! ~ Doc Meek

Image from: http://www.stillmeadowsranch.ca/services.html (Mom not shown)

Before the Trail Ride

I found the nearby Still Meadows Ranch, which offers trail rides, so Helen, my outdoors-minded sister-in-law gathered extended family members and they all went trail riding with my Mom.

Mom is 93 years old and rode horses in her youth in rural southern Alberta. She has not been on a horse for 50 years or more, and was afraid she might fall off.

I said, “Mom, a horsewoman never loses the riding skills she learned in her younger years.”

After the Trail Ride

I asked Mom, “How did you enjoy the ride?”

“It was supposed to be an hour’s ride. Seemed like ten minutes.

“I felt so sorry for the horses; they were so bored; been plodding the same trail for years.”

Only a horsewoman would feel sorry for the horses.

Thank you, Helen, for loving enough and caring enough to gather the extended family for a group trail ride with 93-year-old Mom!”

Doc Meek, Sat, Aug 20, 2011, Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA

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