Susan and Red


Hi everyone. This is Susan. You may have seen my video on a post from a few days ago. I wanted to share this bit of Placitas horse history with you. I’m on a horse named Red that belonged to Shorty Gibbs and it was taken near his house that was along what is now Rosa Castilla. The road didn’t even have a name back then. I think I was about 8 in this picture, so it was 1958. As a horse-crazy little girl, I really loved Red and couldn’t wait to go see him nearly every weekend. As you can see, my feet don’t reach the stirrups and I remember old Shorty growling it was too much trouble to shorten them up enough and besides I needed to learn to hang on with my knees. Great horse, beautiful memories.