g Cloze: 1. Parades and Horses

1. Parades and Horses

Renee had been married for a long, long . Her favorite part of being married was the , when she was with her two horses. On weekend, Renee was at the stables from morning dark. She fed, groomed, and rode her horses. was an excellent rider. She would ride the bareback on Saturday, and then she would saddle up on Sunday.

Renee loved parades. She used say, “A parade isn’t a parade without a .” Renee loved parades almost as much as she her horses. She belonged to an email list volunteers for parades. She regularly checked out the website list of parades to see if there any new parades that she didn’t know about. the state parades were organized in her computer. the Parades file, she listed the date, drive and distance, parade time, contact people, and other she felt were important.

She knew the parade of every town within a four-hour drive. She stayed overnight. She always left the parade in to get her horses back to the stables “bedtime.” She had to feed them before they in. Her horses seemed to like parades, too. knew a few tricks that always impressed the .

Renee was very generous with her time and horses. But owning horses wasn’t cheap. You had rent the stables, and there were always veterinarian feed bills. Renee knew how to cope with , though. Her vet always gave her a 10-percent for paying cash. She always bought the no-name, feed for the horses. Her vet had told it was just as healthful and tasty as brand name stuff. She always bought economy gasoline. on parade days, Renee always packed her own and ate with her horses.