Recently I found an old disc that had a stack of photos on it, saved at one point when we had upgraded our computer. Unfortunatley I wasn’t very computer savvy then, and inadvertently reduced teh original photos in size when emailing them out. So I’ve only got these poor quality photos, but I’m glad at least that I do.
When I was teaching in Katherine in the Northern Territory at the School of the Air, I was also commuting on weekends to se M on a station near Kununurra in WA. He had a friend who wanted to keep some horses there for a week or so as they were in transition between properties (at short notice) but a couple of fences needed fixing. M was to be away that weekend, and said although he’d like to help he couldn’t, but if he wanted to fix the fences he was welcome to the yards. As it turned out, I helped him with the fences all weekend and then had my choice of a horse at the end of it (I think I paid a small amount, but blood and tonnes of sweat helped heaps!) I’d had my eye on a buckskin mare, quite young, but very beautiful. She had Arab lineage and Australian Stockhorse, and a colt by her side as well. In the wild group of around 40 horses, she would walk out with her colt, whilst the others shied away in a pack, and bring him out to meet us. She was so inquisitive! Anyway, I could go on and on for ages about her antics, but I wont for your sake So, here are a few photos I both found on disc and scanned from hard copies of “Jess” my beautiful buckskin stockhorse. My only regret is selling her. I hope that one day I will be able to own another horse, but until then I shall just remember these good times…
Good memories and good times,