Sunday, August 30, 2009

My Sister Was a Horse Lover

She started when she was a small child, with a collection of plastic horses. She vaccinated and wormed and bred them, keeping meticulous medical records and pedigrees. Dad made her a barn to keep them in.

When she was in high school, Barbara finally acquired a real horse of her own. It was hard to find one that would fit her, she was so tall, but finally she found a very tall horse. She taught him to jump and entered an equestrian contest or two.

She always hoped to have several horses and, although her veterinary career never did become specialized, she dreamed of being mostly a horse doctor.

Well, as today is her birthday, here are some cute horse pictures for you, in her memory.

They're another something someone forwarded to forty-zillion people and now to me... I'm told this is a newborn offspring of Taskin, Gypsy Stallion owned by Villa Vanners of Oregon. These pictures were taken immediately after his birth on April 6. The mare lay down, and then the colt trotted around and crawled right up into her "lap".






Happy Birthday, Barbara, "until the day dawns" when we find shall our way - until God shows us the way - back to each other.

3 comments:

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Memory Eternal to Barbara, and warmest hugs and love to you, dear Anastasia.....

DebD said...

May Barbara's memory be eternal. hugs to you.

s-p said...

Beautiful tribute. Memory eternal...