EN loves photos shot between the ears! If you happen to be out for a hack, are riding in some obscure place or just take some cool photos aboard your mount, send them to [email protected] with a quick blurb about the photo’s story. This week’s View comes to us from Paula in Pennsylvania.
This is the view from the back of my 25-year-old semi-retired event horse, Samson. He is an Anglo-Arabian, and I board him at the gorgeous and peaceful Schocharie Ridge Farm (Sandy Kantor) in New Tripoli, Pa. Samson was a lesson horse for most of his life at the famously awesome Pleasant Hollow Farm (Jane Cory) in Coopersburg, Pa., and literally taught dozens of people over the years not only how to ride, but also how to event. Those who remember him will recall he was also very good at teaching you not to get ahead while jumping. 🙂
I think we all know how hard it is to find a barn with good school horses, but to find a barn that has good school horses that you can also learn to event and compete on is indeed rare. Pleasant Hollow was one of those rare places. Samson became mine for his retirement. I’ve had him for almost seven years, and we have been having a great time together. He may be 25 but acts half his age and is still quite a spicy character. He is still very lively and loves a good gallop and would much rather be out hacking cross country than in the ring (as do I)!