This is Horse Addict!
I don’t know if Dale Dedrick would describe herself as a warrior but having met her I certainly would. Dale is like those toys with the weighted round base that no matter how often you knock them over they just come right back up. But let me start at the beginning.
Dale was 12 when she started to ride. Her mother paid for 10 lessons. “I was hooked,” she says. Then her grandmother paid for 10 more lessons. That was the beginning. She worked weekends at the local stable, cleaning tack, grooming horses and ponies. And she was allowed to ride: “Anything we could catch.” So Dale and her friends would catch a horse or pony out in the paddock and leap on without a saddle or bridle. Later she moved on and bought a Thoroughbred off the track and taught him to jump and did…
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