Walking On Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2016 - Page 9

Bits and Pieces Susan Harvard & Sir Albert Susan has always credited her grandfather with her love of horses. When she was growing up he always kept ponies and horses on his farm for all the grandchildren to ride. When she graduated from nursing school in 1975 and started working, the first thing she did was get her first horse, Glory, a Tennessee Walking Horse mare who was born at her Grandfather’s farm. Glory lived until she was 35 years old and was ridden up to 30 years old. The Tennessee Walking Horse is her preferred breed because of their versatility, athleticism, and of course the smooth gait. She currently owns and shows Sir Albert, a 14-year-old TWH. She did not start showing until later in life and is thrilled to reach her Certificate of Merit, a goal on her bucket list. The next goal is the Register of Merit. Albert is well loved and well taken care at Amazing Gaits Equestrian Center in Theodore, Alabama where they are living the dream. Susan enjoys trail riding, obstacle competitions, versatility shows, and Gaited Dressage. She marked another horse goal off her bucket list when she showed in the Calsonic at the National this past year. Since she retired, when Susan is not riding Albert, she enjoys training and competing with her Pembroke Corgi Sir Milo in agility and obedience. She is active in her church and loves taking care of her two grandchildren. Susan loves the versatility of the TWH and is committed to the naturally gaited Tennessee Walking horse. 9