She and I were very close from the start. I was able to take her with me wherever I went, and she was always happy as long as we were together.
I homeschooled her up until the 7th grade, which gave us even more time together and with the horses. Eventually, she went to school and really enjoyed it.
She raised her filly, Cowgirl, from a weanling, and the two of them have a deep bond.
Cowgirl is "her" horse--on paper and reality.
Happy 18th Birthday, Shiloh!
I have other news as well. I don't know if you all have "Bucket Lists", but I do. One of the things on mine is returning to an area of Maine I lived in while I was a teenager--Limestone. I fell in love with the landscape and people and way of life. It made an impression on me. As an Air Force kid, moving around every couple of years, I think the reason I fell in love with it is because the people made me feel like I was from there. It was the first place I felt like I really belonged.
I've wanted to go back for about thirty years, but never have. Then, last week, my husband just brought it up out of the blue and said let's do it! I couldn't believe it, but he was serious and we've purchased the tickets and are planning our stay. I've started a countdown clock to mark the days until I get to return. It's a long time--200 days, according to the counter, but as you all know, time passes fast!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!