Kathy Gibson grew up in Pennsylvania she spent her childhood surrounded by the Amish people. Her family would buy their fresh produce from the Amish. She remembers the many horse and carts driving to and fro, they looked as much a part of the scenery as the big oak trees.
Kathy remembers at the age of four watching the horse and carts and knowing that one day she would drive one herself. She had so much respect of the Amish and she recalls that their horses actually trained the young green horses themselves. There was no time to waste as work was just a way of life. So the Amish people hitched up a young untrained horse into the middle of a seasoned team and away they went. If there was any trouble the older horses would move in and squeeze the younger one. Kathy’s remarks that the horses did all the training, she said it was, “horses teaching horses”
Fast forward to Queensland where she ended up many years later. Having dreamed of those beautiful horses they had not yet become a reality in her life, it wasn’t until a Brisbane Ekka show that she laid eyes on the beautiful whiskey/Glenngowrie Glenn Fiddich or as she remembered him, all legs. He was a registered Clydesdale and at eighteen months he was the tallest in the class. This tall strapping leggy colt came last in his class. The Scottish judge remarked in his thick accent to Kathy “Hey Lass this one will be a Champion one day”