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My Home in Arizona

Tristan head.jpg

Click on this picture of Tristan and you will be taken to his page!


My Home while I was in Pennsylvania


Jackie loves loons, but she also paints pictures of horses, dogs, people and wildlife other than loons, too.
See her work, and contact information, on her website:






East Valley Arabian Horse Association

The Arabian Horse Club we belonged to when Virginia was here.




We belonged to this Club when we lived in Pennsylvania.
Coventry Equestrian Center holds shows sponsored by WPDA.
Check out Coventry's site for dates of shows and other events ("Upcoming Events" page).


Horse Country Directory

Your in-print and online horse newspaper covering Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia.

Virginia's friend and our trainer in PA, Kristin Hermann, writes articles for the Directory, so keep an eye our for her next submission!


Other Links...


Link to MacLeod genforum on

The Other Stuff...

The following poem came to me via e-mail, quite awhile back, and today (April 8/09) I have just found out the name of the author - Patty Barnhart. This poem is used with her graceful permission.
When I am an old Horsewoman
I shall wear turquoise and diamonds,
And a straw hat that doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my social security on white wine and carrots,
And sit in my alley-way of my barn
And listen to my horses breathe.

I will sneak out in the middle of a summer night
And ride the old bay gelding,
If my old bones will allow.

And when people come to call, I will smile and nod
As I walk past the gardens to the barn
and show instead the flowers growing
inside 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 will not yet have found the peace in being free
to have a horse as a best 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.

~Author Patty Barnhart
Thank you!