1973. I was 7 years old and this was my first horse, Carrot. C'mon, I was 7 when I named her! She was only 3. My Mom called me "Loper" because I could lope/canter on her and stay on. I was able to be fluid and move with the horse.
Carrot is not my all-time, once-in-a-lifetime horse, that honor goes to Cochise, a bay Appy gelding I had for 18yrs.
Please note that I am wearing boots. I insisted you HAD to wear boots to ride a horse. I made Dad take his off and let me wear them. They bought me my own pair that week.
...I'll add like Mitch, I am the one sitting in the saddle, not wearing it.
Haven't got any computerised photos of me when I was a kid, but I do remember my first pet. It was a hamster called Sam. Named after the guy who came to christmas lunch.... I think he thought I was a bit strange. the only photo of him is of me kind of crushing him against me with my middle two fingers in my mouth as I used to do (I was only about 6...)
OMG - that dog looks EXACTLY like my current dog, Sierra! It is scary how much she looks like that. Do you know the breed, by chance? Sierra is a pound puppy, but it turns out she had been spayed already and well taken care of.
Me and My family:
Dogs: Leela and Thomas