On the day off from the horse show, Nicole and her parents invited us to their new place. Before moving to Texas, they had lived in California. Like many, the high cost of living and taxes had forced them to consider many options. Among them, Nicole selling her four horses – including her prized horse Fallon, which she had won many blue ribbons with. A move to Texas gave Nicole and her family a fresh start. More importantly, the move let Nicole to keep her horses, including Fallon, and remain a very competitive hunter/jumper rider.
In showing us around their small ranch, Nicole showed us this pair on a neighboring ranch. A beautiful mare and her foal.
There were whispers into the ears of mom and baby. And, several kisses too. New equine friends were made on that afternoon.