My beloved Mariah*

(*the do everything horse)

Gone but not forgotten

Olga in parades - 2nd place
winner in most parades in Novelty class
Liz -- buggy days revival Mariah horseshow beauty
Fun at Morro Bay beach Mandy wins 1st & 2nd place Worked with the handicapped
like an angel.

Mariah at Messenger Flats
She always wanted to be in front.

#1 in scavenger hunt -
Such a personality this horse was!

Absolutely the best trail horse
#2 in Area Trail Trials

When I am old...

I shall wear diamonds ....And a wide brimmed straw hat ...
With silver and leather on it
And I shall spend my social security on white wine and carrots
And sit in the alley of my barn and listen to my horses breathe.
I will sneak out in the middle of a summer's night
And ride the sorrel colt across the moonstruck meadow
If my old bones will allow . . . And when people come to call I will smile and nod
As I walk them past the gardens to the barn
And show, instead, the beauty growing here
In stalls fresh-lined with straw . . .I will shovel and sweat and
Wear hay in my hair as if it were a Jewel.
And I will be an embarrassment to all who look down on me
Who have not yet found the peace in being free to love a horse as a friend,
A friend who waits at midnight hour ...With muzzle
and nicker and patient eyes for the kind of woman I will be
When I am old.

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Since you ask about the author – according to Gina Keesling at
hoofprints.com it was written by Patty Barnhart. There seems to be a few
different versions floating around, but they all have the same wonderful
sentiment.

Thanks,
Randy "RD" Heath

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