Thursday, October 28, 2004

Easy rider - Endurance horse rider vies for spot on national team



Michele Roush describes it as being a "mystical" sort of thing.

And her father, Dale Roush, doesn't deter from that definition of his daughter's fascination with horses. In fact, metaphorically speaking, he says it goes much deeper than that.

"All I can tell you is that when she turned 2 years old, she didn't just get interested in horses, she became a horse," he said, recalling Michele's upbringing in Marin County. "Everything in her life was geared that way from then on. We held her off until she was nine, when we finally got her a pony.

"But before that, she had the stick horse and cowboy outfit. She wore out two stick horses, in fact, before we got her into the pony club."

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