Joined May 22 2011
56 years old
Got my first pony when I was 8 yrs old. After owning ponies & horses off and on while growing up, I have consistantly owned one or more since 1990. From 1994-1999 I co-owned Collins' Stables with my ex-husband where we boarded horses, bred and raised reg. Paints and reg. Qtr. Ponies. From 2002-2008 I helped Ray Prather manage Happy Trails Qtr. Pony Farm where we bred and raised reg. Qtr. Ponies. From 1991-2008 I showed my horses in Halter, Western Pleasure, and Hunt Seat earning several local high point awards, including APHA Certificate of Achievement in Western Pleasure and APHA Certificate of Recognition in Halter in the OCAP program. My current mare has also earned the Reserve Natl. Halter Champion in 2005 with the Qtr. Pony Assoc. Since 1996 I have been an equine photographer with shows in the local. state and national level (too many to name). Some of my photos have appeared in local newspapers, regional publications, national magazines and the internet (too many to name). I have literally taken over 30k pics of horses since 1996. I have retired from showing and now enjoy riding as a trooper with the 3rd TN Reg. Cavalry Co. C. and I enjoy trail riding. I completed a Vet. Assist. course wih a certificate in 2003, completed an Equine First Aid course and Riding Instructor course with certificates in 2005. In the 1990's I gave beginner riding lessons and helped instruct riding clinics to individuals, 4-H'ers and Boy Scouts.