Let me preface by telling everyone here I am not a skydiver, have never jumped my entire life.
I joined the group today to learn more about what happened to Mariann and to share with you in a forum another side to her that many of ya'll might not know about.
Mariann was a professional horse trainer and rider. She was respected by everyone in the industry and had a gift with horses that I have yet to see in any other professional trainer that I have met to date.
She touched so many of us riders/horse owners with her gift and her passion for horses.
Mariann found my first horse for me when I was 39 years old. Previously I had trained with her riding a leased horse for over 2 years. I have known Mariann since 1997. I moved to Utah in March of 2000 yet every year when I go back to visit friends and family one of the first people I would call would be Mariann so that we could find a time to visit.
My last visit with Mariann was December of last year when I went to Dalls for 3 weeks.
If you are able to attend her memorial service, know that there will be a lot of women that shared the other side of Marianne, her gift with horses.
My condolences to her family, to her son that lost his mother and to everyone else that knew and loved Mariann.
(This post was edited by jasmine on Jul 24, 2006, 11:12 AM)
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