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Marlys Collom

My horse was a Tennessee Walker named Tigger.  He lived his life as a show horse before he came to live on our ranch.  I wasn’t interested in showing; endurance riding and trail riding were much more interesting and challenging, to me.  One day my husband Ken and my friend Cindy and I rode to a local horse show.  On a dare I entered one of the competitions, but since I had never attended a horse show before I didn’t know what the protocol was.  Upon entering the show arena I could feel Tigger’s body change its bearing.  He gaited straight to the judges stand, stopped to pay homage to them, then proceeded to do what he was trained to do without any direction from me.  It was a fun experience, but it was the last time in a show arena for us.

We usually rode the trails in our local mountains, the Pacific Crest Trail, on the beaches that allowed horses and rode trails in the local deserts.  We also trailered to the Mammoth  Mountains, Lake Tahoe,  and to Arizona.  Our horses loved their adventures and were game for anything.  My husband’s horse was named Midnight-Dancer, she was also a Tennessee Walker. 

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Yes, all of my writing is based on my personal experiences.

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It was a tough decision.  For some reason I realized that my husband and I would grow older, but I never thought about our horses aging.  They were both filled with vitality and vigor.  The beginning of the end for Tigger was a diagnosis of cancer and Cushing’s Disease.  He endured three surgeries for the cancer and became steadily weaker from the Cushing’s.  A few months after his 30th birthday the Vet declared that it was time.  We had originally planned to bury him on our five acres, but heard about the Wolf Sanctuary in Julian.   Thinking about his cells continuing to live on in the body of a wolf comforted me.

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Inspiration usually hits when I am soaking in a bathtub filled with steaming hot water. I am not able to write on demand. When a memory or an experience moves me with emotion, I feel compelled to write about it.

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I attended a graduate writing class at SDSU with Jay Linthicum and Simon Ortiz as my professors. Jay and his wife, Maya, invited me to join them at a writing community in Majorca for a summer. Family obligations prevented me from going, but it would have been a wonderful experience.

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