Kathy Waite and Roberta Shanman both rediscovered their love of horses later in life, and tell any other “mature, terrified novices” how much they love it.
Born in New York City in 1948. Family moved to LA when I was 7 & I’ve lived here ever since. Got my BA and Master of Library Science from UCLA and have been a research librarian for over 40 years – 35+ of those with the RAND Corporation. I am now semi-retired, going in to work a few days a week.
My hobbies are birdwatching, music (I play bassoon in a community orchestra & concert band), China painting, and I love to travel.
I have always loved animals, and horses were my passion from as far back as I can remember. However, my family always lived in the city far from stables, and besides we couldn’t afford riding lessons. I went on a few trail rides in my teens, but nothing more until I decided to take lessons, at the age of 65.