Friday, March 13, 2009

The good and the sad

The good is it is my birthday today. I survived another year gone by.
It wasn't the greatest year or the worst just another piece of the puzzle.
That's how I view birthdays, another piece to the puzzle of your life that when complete should make an interesting thing to view.

Looking back through the years it is amazing the changing of ideals and hairstyles and clothes size, but one thing has stayed constant My love of horses. The breeds have changed and so has the riding styles but they are still my passion my life blood from day to day. I am so thankful that God created these beautiful creatures and that I am blessed to be able to have them in my life.

The sad news is the passing of in my opinion one of the greatest horseman in my time and maybe all time, Ray Hunt.

I had the privilege of meeting Ray a few times in my life and also taking a clinic with him some years ago. I was so hoping to do another but alas, it is not to happen now. I loved his philosophy on horses and his timing with them was amazing.
At least his works have been documented and I feel he truly left his mark in this world doing something he truly was passionate about.

God speed my fellow horseman! You will be missed.


Mrs Mom said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRCCCCC!!! I hope you have a most awesome day and weekend!

God Speed to Mr. Hunt. The horse world lost a Master to be sure.

Anonymous said...

You were fortunate indeed to ride with Ray Hunt - I never had the pleasure.

And a very happy birthday to you!

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Trail Riding Cowgirl, Happy Birthday to you, yeeeee haaaaa! Hope you get to cowgirl up on your birthday or at least sometime this weekend....I know you're busy with Ranch Horse this weekend! Ray Hunt was an wonderful teacher.

allhorsestuff said...

A special 13th indeed!
You are well loved and I am so glad to be getting to know you C!

Ray is experienceing his B-day as well, into the next life..surly miss him here though~

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday you!!!!! (I hope it was a great one!!?)

I was saddened to hear of Ray's passing too. :(

Gecko said...

Happy Birthday TRC!!! YAY!!! How unlucky something so sad would happen on your day, so sad to hear!

jmk said...

In a horse world of showmen and haste, Ray was one of the few "to take the time it takes". The horses in our lives are better off because of his teachings.