A mother-daughter hobby

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Kipling duo compete in light horse show at Moose Jaw Hometown Fair

Kipling's Lacey Bauche, 18, gets her horse Reese ready for the western pleasure show at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Company's Hometown Fair on Saturday morning.

For Kipling’s Lacey and Melanie Bauche, there is no better way to do mother-daughter bonding than over some horses.

“I did it with my mom as a kid, and as a parent I realize how much I appreciated it,” said Melanie, who has been training and competing in horse events with her daughter Lacey for the past 10 years.

Lacey, 18, just graduated from high school and is preparing to attend pre-dentistry at the University of Regina in autumn. However, on Saturday she and her mom were preparing to work their horses in friendly competition during the light horse show of the Moose Jaw Hometown Fair.

On Saturday morning, Lacey was taking her horse Reese for a stroll before the western pleasure event began.

“It’s kind of a slow event,” she told the Times-Herald. “It’s not a race.”

According to Lacey, it was because of her mother Melanie that she got into horse training.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Times-Herald, University of Regina

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