We are outside of Charleston, SC - a little town called Summerville. The barn is right on the Ashley River so I can ride to the river - can't get in, sits on a high bluff no way down to the river - on one side and then there is 4,000 acres of land that belong to our local paper mill company, and 2,000 acres that belong to a huge historical plantation/barn - Middleton Place - that has obstacle course for horses. They are implementing more things now for extreme cowboy competitions!
My new barn manager is my age - in her early 50's and is a lifelong horsewoman. She has trained horses her whole life, a few years ago got into natural horsemanship and is a big follower of both Anderson and Parelli, she has a beautiful Leapord App. that she has competed with from eventing to extreme cowboys competion to endurance racing. Endurance racing is one of the things that I am very interested in. Not the Tevis Cup by any means, but I do want to compete in local races in the East. So, now I am back to riding and have all the help I need, by the grace of God, this great gift has been handed to me.
I have a very deep faith in God. And I truly believe he guides us - when we ask- and everything happens to our lives happens for a reason. We are were we are in our lives to put us where we need to be. If I had not gotten cancer and everything that happened afterwards, I wouldn't have ended up at the other horrible barn I just left. Then I would not found my new barn and my dreams sitting waiting on me to arrive. It really is everything I need to get me where I need to be. Thank you to everyone here for all your support and thoughts through this. Luckly C never got sick and he is in a great new home. And I am grinning from ear to ear!
Horses and life. They are all the same to me. Buck Brannanman