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A Girl and Her Mule!

Submitted by Marlene Quiring

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egan Jagersma is 15 years old and lives in Coaldale Alberta. She has been riding since she was 4 and started competing on horses when she was 5. Megan got her first mule “Ned” when she was 6. She has been a member of her local Pony Club for over 7 years and competes everywhere with her mule “Jesse.” Jesse is a papered mule that was bought from Missouri in November 2010. After only owning Jesse for about a week he slipped on the ice and broke his left hock, completely shattering it. He wasn’t able to put pressure on that leg for over 9 months.  Now after lots of pampering, Jesse has fully recovered and is being shown everywhere. Jesse enjoys ear scratches, treats and doing dressage freestyles. He is 19 years old, but acts like he’s 5. It’s a ‘mule’ thing!  Megan and Jesse compete in dressage and have been at the Calgary Stampede, The Mane Event, The Equine Expo, and even the World Mule Show in Bishop California. After winning a title of 4th in the World, Megan wants to go back to California in May 2016.  With the support from the Alberta Donkey and Mule Club, Megan continues to compete, participate in demos, attend clinics and more!

the KIDS! – the next generation t u o b A L L A s ’ It

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his is me on my new lesson horse ‘Julio’. He is an American Quarter Horse. I love him so much! I am too tall to ride Berry now, so my Grandma and Miss Karan are teaching her to drive. I still love Berry a lot. I am really excited to be riding Julio! He is a very good boy and he loves cookies. Marijane, almost eight years old, Grand Forks BC

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eet Pete! Pete is my 20-year-old crossbred horse. My great aunt bought him at an auction when he was a foal  because he has pretty eyes. I love to go on trail rides with Pete. Pete and I both love jelly beans! Megan, age 10, Grand Forks BC

Send in ONE photo with a caption (no more than 40 words). Include your first name, age, city/province. Photos will be printed on a space availability basis. E-mail to nancyroman@saddleup.ca. Put in the subject line “KIDS.” HCBC 2010 Business of tHe Year

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Saddle Up May 2015  

Horse Magazine, Western Canada, English and Western, Club News, Equine

Saddle Up May 2015  

Horse Magazine, Western Canada, English and Western, Club News, Equine

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