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  • Katheryn Helms

    Connie Reeves Kerrville, Texas At 101 years old, Connie was still riding her horse every day. She taught over 36,000 girls to ride at a girls summer camp over a span of 70 years. She was a huge inspiration to many people. Her health was great and her mind was sharp. I asked her what her secret to longevity was. She said, “Well Honey, you just don’t let that rocking chair take over…you get up and go even if you don’t want to.” The American Cowgirl Project

  • Alaina Cross

    When I Am An Old Horsewoman: When I am an old horsewoman, I shall wear turquoise and diamonds, And a straw hat that doesn’t suit me And I shall spend my social security on white wine and carrots, And sit in my alleyway of my barn And listen to my horses breathe.... (click to read the rest; great poem!)

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At 101 years old, Connie Reeves was still riding her horse every day. she was a huge inspiration to many people. her health was great and her mind was sharp. someone once asked her what her secret to longevity was. she said: “Well honey, you just don’t let that rocking chair take over…you get up and go even if you don’t want to.”

Never wanted to be a cowgirl. They had to stay at the ranch, didn't carry guns, and wore skirts. Wanted to be a cowboy!

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Love having quiet time so to be able to start my days watching the sun come up and the sun go down away from the fast pace life we all tend to get caught up in would be awesome!

The Belle of the Ranch. by SMU Central University Libraries, via Flickr