Re: Riding Stable near Lincoln Park
Date: July 14, 2014 12:08AM
Lady Be Good,
Aren't you Bill Tracy's sister? I ask you because his sister had a beautiful Pinto mare just like you've described, and she taught some classes. I'm Jim Reed and I was married to Susan Frey who owned and boarded Angel at New Parkway in the mid sixties. I used to ride a livery horse named Sparky whenever I could. I loved the stable. Susie and I were married for 44 years, until she died a several years ago after going into a diabetic coma. We had two kids: a girl, Lisa, and a boy, Mike. Mike just died two months ago. I can't ride anymore as I became handicapped 7 years ago and I now spend 23 hours a day on my bed watching TV or DVD movies, or I get around in my power chair. Well, life goes on. I wish there was some way that I could connect with horses in some way. I still love horses to this very day.
We kept Angel at Parkway, then wit Eddy at West Town, finally out Cary, Illinois. Near the end, I used to ride Angel, and Susan would just play with her, etc. I taught my daughter to ride when we lived in Arizona back in the later 1970s. I used to organize weekend trail rides at work when we lived out there. Susan used to ride with the Immaculata Riding Club while she was in HS. he only ex-stable days friends we know about is Donna Kasavich, who live in McHenry, Il. Never ran into anyone else al these years. Please e-mail some old stable and horse pics. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org thanks.