My friend Trisha saw the blog post about her and was immediately reminded of her husband's grandmother Elizabeth (Libby) Swift and her jumping mule, Charlie.
Trisha writes: Libby would enter this mule and compete against warmbloods and beat all of them. Eventually the shows banned mules (wonder why?) so Libby had her OWN shows (and still won). Charlie was so much a part of Libby's life--we have photos of Charlie IN the house when Libby had guests over.
Although neither of these pictures are dated, they're probably from the late 1940's or early 1950's. Thanks so much to Trish for sharing--I love your grandmother-in-law's jumping mule!
P.S. Sorry about the recent lack of posts. I caught James' stomach bug and it's been a rough couple of days.