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They’re at the post

T. Michael Travers

Sandy Hawley

When I was a kid, like many kids, I wanted a pony. The fact that I grew up in downtown Toronto and was the last of ten children didn’t dissuade me.

I was a huge fan of Roy & Trigger, Gene & Champion too, but my idol was The Range Rider. He was TV’s best cowboy of the 1950’s played by a former Hollywood stunt man named Jock Mahoney. His horsemanship and trick riding on the show just couldn’t be beat.

By the time I became a teenager I still didn’t have my pony but I found the next best thing – the riding academy. That’s what they called horses-for-hire businesses that offered hourly rentals or trail rides. Read more