I started horseback riding at age 6 or 7, and and at age 12 my mother bought
our first horse Ducat. Later on he was followed by my pony Pontus and Ducat's brother
Cefir who I got when I was 15. I used to compete some in dressage,
at (very!) local competitions.
Pontus was sold to Gotland eventually, but Ducat and Cefir stayed with us until the
end: Ducat until age 30½ and Cefir until age 26! They had long good lives both of
them, and I do not
think the vet had to see Cefir once in all those 26 years! Even if they are gone
now, I cannot resist showing them on my homepage. My mother now has a mare, Mamsell
Soleil, but since I have given up horseback riding she is now living at my
I have had many cats by now and when I lived on a farm we also had a whole bunch
of cats living in the barn. We also had a goat, chicken and mean geese sometimes.
I have had three Sacred Birman cats; Regenbogen's Cindy, Bisero's Odessa and now I have
mother's new cat Tempelkatten's Vanessa living with me. I also have
Bigården's Tarzan, a Norwegian Forest cat.