Friday, March 23, 2007

The old Red Barn in Aptos 1976

I kept my horse Rivers here for over 17 years. I paid $15.00 a month, kept a few other horses there for a total of 21 years. The original owners who turned it into a B & B and the second owners booked the place for weddings weekend retreats almost all year round. Sadly I think the magic has since vanished with all of the development around it. We use to let the the horses in the field during the day to graze and put them in at night. One day all the horses got out and ran down the middle of Soquel Drive toward Soquel Village. They got as far as the water department and then turned around and ran all the way back home. Whiskey, Faye and Lonnie what a sight.

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