Senior equestrian wishes fulfilled

Staff Reports

Columbus senior citizen Carla Priddy recently had a wish fulfilled by attending the Hoosier Horse Fair in Indianapolis, where she relived a longtime passion for horses.

The idea started with a compliment about a picture of a horse printed on Priddy’s T-shirt. Kim Burton, reflections coordinator, and Alesha Moore, unit manager, at Kindred Transitional Care in Columbus learned of Priddy’s love of horses and helped arrange the trip to the horse fair.

Priddy drove Clydesdales with her grandpa at age 6. She later owned horses, including a favorite paint mare named Crazy Quilt. Priddy belonged to the Western Riders and rode Crazy Quilt on trails and parades, and also exhibited her at local horse shows.

The Hoosier Horse Show included a performance by and meeting with Michelle Hibler, of Hilltop Farms Equestrian Center, and her Friesian, Gabriel. Priddy also enjoyed visiting vendors and shopping.

Priddy likes to talk about horses and show off her purchases from the fair with people who stop by to see her at Kindred.