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IT’S N EVER TOO LATE! DETERMINED 97 YEAR-OLD WOMAN FULFILLS HER BUCKET LIST WISH TO RIDE A HORSE AGAIN.






I love this story for so many reasons… one of which is that the horse in the article is a Morgan horse!  (Mama Tess was a Morgan.  Gwen and Wrigley are Morgans.)

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This is the heartwarming moment a 97-year-old grandmother was granted a bucket-wish list to ride a horse again.

Janet Fauks, 97, from Oklahoma, received a gift voucher from the Cottonwood Creek Ranch in Oklahoma City for Christmas.

However, the pensioner had to wait until last weekend to go for a ride as she wasn’t feeling very well and also wanted the weather to improve.


Janet Fauks, 97, uses a walker to make her way towards her horse, Stretch, at the Cottonwood Creek Ranch in Oklahoma City


Mrs Fauks is helped into the saddle after getting a Christmas voucher to go riding at the ranch and check off the item on her bucket list

Mrs Fauks looks comfortable as she sits in the saddle before being led around the arena

With members of her family watching, including her sons, daughters and granddaughters, Mrs Fauks made her way, using a walker, to Stretch, a Morgan horse.

She was helped into the saddle and confidently took the reins before being led around the arena. She also took full control of Stretch and briefly trotted.

After several trips being led around the arena, Mrs Fauks and Stretch were brought out briefly into the ranch’s yard for some photographs with her family.

Eventually Mrs Fauks was led outside so she could have a photograph with her family

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IF EVERYTHING is brown and grey… FIND THE GREEN AND RED!






(Not complaining).  California is wet, really wet.  The ground is saturated.  Standing water is everywhere.   The sky is grey.  The ground is muddy.  Really muddy.

However, we also have a lot of green!  Green grass.

And red.  Red panels.

So, I went to work.

PHOTO JOURNAL

First off, I gave Wrigley the aisle between his pasture and Annie’s.

Here he is at the top of his new paddock. I put together red panels and attached them to the fences on either side. I also cut off across with the grey panel, so Finn and BG could graze.

Dodger and Norma seemed upset that others were allowed to graze in new panel pastures… They like that all for themselves.

Wrigley, always excitable, spent some time running his new paddock, which tore up the wet earth. WRIGLEY! As you can see, the gate was open into his paddock so he could get comfort and water. (In the background are Annie and Missy Miss – in the back 5 acres.)

Gwen was allowed in front of her paddock, which connects where Wrigley is and Finn/BG.

This is BG. She is outside her paddock and in front of Wrigley’s.

Mo likes Wrigley, so he hung out near Wrig’s new paddock.

Here you can see Finn and BG grazing in front of Wrigley’s new paddock. I spent lots of time grooming Wrigley at this time – the clouds were coming in again and I wanted to clean him up.

Here they all are together. Wrig, Gwen, Finn and BG.

I felt badly for Dodger and Norma, even though they had been eating green grass all week – in small doses. So, I opened up the alley between their paddock and the paddock next door. Dodger was very happy.

HAPPY MONDAY!

 


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