My name is Peggy Ann Strupp, I live in northeastern Montana near Sidney. I started riding horses as a child in rural Florida; now I ride in the snow & ice of Montana! I own/ride two horses: a red-leopard Appaloosa & a dark bay grade gelding. I don't compete with my horses - but I do compete with my Dalmatians in a field trial/trail ride that is on horseback, designed to test the Dalmatian ability to "coach", or "follow the horses". A Dalmatian "Road Trial" is a judged trail ride for 12.5 or 25 miles, where only the dog is judged. I put trail miles on my horses both for pleasure & to prepare for Dalmatian Road Trials. My dogs are trained to be great trail companions, and they accompany me on all trail rides. I also ride sidesaddle in parades with the dogs. I rode drill team when we lived in Idaho; I started a drill team here in MT after we moved here in 2008, but I wasn't able to interest enough people to keep it going.
I am certified in Secondary Ed & work as a substitute teacher. I ride mostly along the "canal road" or out to the Yellowstone River. I hope to explore new trails in my area this year. I look forward to keeping track of my horse mileage, and reading the stories of others!