The Rider and the Driver

About me?

I’m happy to say that for over 30 years horses have been an inspiring part of my life. I  have participated in the many forms of equine sports, as well as enjoying horses from yearlings to the show ring.

As for my professional life, I’ll simply say I’ve conquered a fair number of mountains, enjoyed success and hated failures. I retired early, leaving behind the suits, briefcases and my ambitious climb to fame.

I’m now doing what I love best … enjoying my horses and observing all the amazing things that surround me.

So far, the ride has been Simply Marvelous !


Published on February 19, 2007 at 6:42 pm  Comments (20)  

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  2. A very happy site to visit indeed! Thank you

  3. WoW! Love the connection of the name “Simply Marvelous”… really lifts one’s heart just to hear and know the context of which it means … great choice. Also great pics! One can see you enjoy photography as well 🙂

  4. Thanks Linda Marie,for your nice words.

    I had a wonderful visit at your site “Just Sharing”. Was very impressed. Appreciated your writings.

  5. I loved your cartoon on the ‘hunt seat’ post. An ideal way to look at life.

  6. I really really really like horses. I like riding them and doing a canter a trot and a walk. I would like to become a jockey one day

  7. Oh you fooled me, Hi Strawberry! I like both sights!

  8. Simply Marvelous,
    Thank you for leaving a wonderful comment on my blog,Grey Horse Matters. I have checked out your site and love it. I will be a frequent visitor, so many interesting things to read about. So sorry about Ebony, I know how you feel, as I lost my guy in April after 15 years of loving companionship. Someday I will write a memorial to him, but for now he lives on in my heart. Happy New Year.

    Hi Arlene,

    Thanks for your visit and your kind words about Ebony.

    I am so sad about your loss just this past April. It is a painful experience. Their presence stays with us forever. I look forward to reading your memorial to him and would love to see his photo.

    You have a wonderful site …so much very valuable and helpful information!

  9. What a fun site to visit! Thanks for providing such great stories! Maggie

    Hi Maggie,
    Thanks for stopping by. Hope you come again.

  10. I check in here from time to time and try to play catch up and always enjoy your informative posts. There is so much I would love to learn about this country that has been my home for the past 7 years.


  11. Hi Lori,
    Always love your beautiful photography! You’re a favorite place to visit!


  12. I stop by Simply marvelous often and included your link in my own neglected blog 🙂 but I hadn’t gotten around to officially telling you how lovely your blog is! I always enjoy your posts and photos very much!

  13. I envy you. I myself retired early and moved from Western New York to Dickson,Tennessee, bought up some land, now have three horses. I have discovered the mystique of the horse, learning something from them every day, understanding them more and more every day, and photographing them as often as I can. I have photographed parts of Australia,China,France,Spain, and some of the USA and I seek out horses and horse owners every place I go. I am so impressed with your photography and your web site is … well … uh … simply marvelous!
    Staying busy 10-20 hours a day with horses isn’t like work, it’s like love.

    • Hello Richard,
      What a wonderful website you have! Your photography is remarkable!

      • Thanks AGAIN for posting my web site on your web site.I was looking for my listings in Google Search and your comment came up … I have received several hits on my web site, thanks to your comment.

        Meanwhile, I am still teaching my horse and sometimes she is more like a bullheaded, cantankerous, moron but she has been getting better. Love your site and cruise around it occasionally.

  14. So nice to meet you. Thanks alot for your comment! Your site is truly simply marvelous!!

  15. A marvelous horse lovers place .

  16. thank you to be on internet

  17. Hi,

    I stumbled across your site tonight when I was looking up some info on Long Rider Bill Inman, in the wake of my own 1000 mile journey on horseback starting next week!

    You have an amazing site…and where would we be without horses????

    Thank you so much for all this info, inspiration and your thoughts… We will remember you on our upcoming ride!

    Megan Carter, Janine Wilder
    Smoke, Fancy, Max and Schultz our trail dog


  18. Beautiful horse site! We share your passion for horses 🙂

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