Rosie Goldstein:

My life with horses started when I was very young. My parents had horses before I was born. The first photo I have of me on a horse I was about 6 months old! By the time I was 5yrs old, I had my own pony. My life was all about horses. I read every book I could get my hands on that had anything to do with a horse! When I was 8 years old, my Dad was awarded the concession to provide the pony rides at the then brand new Flushing Meadows Park in Corona Queens. The former sight of the 1964 Worlds Fair. They built a replica of a working farm with cows sheep chickens ducks goats and of course a horse barn which we filled with ponies to provide wagon and saddle rides to all the children. Whenever I was not in school, I was there helping. It is where I first saw the reaction other children had to the first time they touched a real pony. Many schools brought children there for class trips and many inner city children marveled at the pony I would bring to the fence for them to pat as I told them all about the ponies. I was having as much fun as these children. We had that business for only 5 years but I never forgot the special moments shared between ponies and children.

I continued to be involved with horses working for my Dad and various trainers and

In 1991 I started my own business, Blue Ribbon Pony Farm Inc. I provided pony rides for birthday parties and any event where ponies were needed. That business grew to include working with many Chamber of commerces to provide ponies for street festivals. I also worked with New York Parks and Rec to provide rides for many events. We brought ponies to schools and churches and gave so many children their first experience with a pony. On our farm we also provided summer pony camps and childrens riding lessons.

In 2002 we relocated and purchased a small farm in Asheboro North Carolina, we took all of our animals with us and continued to do pony parties but just on a smaller scale.

2006 I became involved with the Spanish Mustang breed of horses and fell in love with them. I decided to breed my mare to another Spanish Mustang and that baby started me on a training quest that has given me the opportunity to meet and ride with some amazing horsemen. Starting in 2012 I have ridden and trained with Greg Eliel, and have ridden in clinics with Peter Campbell, Buster McLaury and Buck Brannaman. My training is on going as I continue to ride in clinics and follow this method of natural horsemanship. I am also a member of PATH international the leading organization for equine therapy and therapeutic riding.

Knowledge is power and sharing what I know not only helps children and adults enjoy the animals but helps keep them safe and helping people helps the horses.