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Victoria Hardesty

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Victoria Hardesty

Ode to Tiger

Tiger, an unwanted kitten in a litter of five, began life under the porch of a dilapidated rental house in Lake Elsinore, across the street …

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Killer

When my mother, Doris, married my step-father, Tom, she got a man with severe allergies. She couldn’t wear perfume. He couldn’t breathe around it. She …

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Shanda and Persiaa

Shanda was born with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Immediately after birth, her doctors had to insert tubes to support her breathing. Her mother, Shannon, said …

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Nimitz and Shannon

Nimitz was a lesson horse when Shannon first met him. She took a few lessons and had to have him. Shannon bought Nimitz when she …

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Leta and Sugar

Leta told me she was born with the horse gene. She loved horses from her earliest memories. Growing up, she became an avid reader but …

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Wyatt and Ariel

Ariel, a horse lover from birth, has owned horses, shown horses, ridden and enjoyed them her entire life. She has a special place in her …

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Marko and Leslie

Leslie grew up with parents in the State Department Diplomatic Corps. They took assignments in many places around the country and the world. During one …

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Kim and Charlie

Kim met Charlie when she was about four to five months old. “Charlie actually found me,” Kim told me. She had gone to visit a …

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Judy and Kira

Judy is the second child of a German mother and a Lebanese father, born in Germany. She believes she has a mild case of Asperger’s …

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Gwen and Dream

Years ago, at age nine, Gwen and her sister Alice lived with their mother on their grandparents’ farm. It was a lovely life for the …

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Desi and Lynda

Sure. Desi ( Tammens Desire) has very famous ancestors. She comes from Tammen Shah out of Tammen. That was Patrick Swayze stud. She has won …

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Beckey and Gunny and Noelle

Beckey was in the main ring showing Arabian horses from the age of nine. She showed in Western Pleasure, Saddleseat, Ladies Sidesaddle, and Hunter Pleasure. …

Victoria Hardesty has owned, bred and shown Arabian Horses for more than 30 years. She and her husband operated their own training facility serving many young people that loved and showed their own horses. She is the author of numerous articles in horse magazines, was the editor of two Arabian Horse Club newsletters, one of which was given the Communications Award of the Year by the Arabian Horse Association at their national convention. An avid reader from childhood, she read every horse story she could get her hands on.

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