Parade horses and rodeo queens
I remember proudly riding my silver buckskin Quarter Horse, Cricket, in the Fiesta Day Moraga parade in my youth. My parents were not “horse people” yet they supported my passion for horses both emotionally and financially.
I kept my first horse in a 100 acre pasture behind our house in Northern California.
It would have been difficult to locate the herd of 12 horses early on the morning of Fiesta Days in Moraga. My parents agreed that my horse could stay overnight in a makeshift paddock next to our house. Thank goodness for supportive parents, as riding horseback in a parade is one of my fondest childhood memories.