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Minnesota Couple Gets Hitched On Horseback
Gail Guebert and Michael Henderson spent their first date on horseback riding through a park so when they decided to get married, they planned the ceremony the same way - on horseback in a park in Eagan, Minn.
The wedding began with a 45-min. processional from the hobby farm where the couple's horses are boarded. Gail sat astride her horse wearing a flower head wreath and a long white western dress. Michael wore a dress vest, shirt, jeans and boots. Their horses, Trala and Robin, wore matching tack and had daisies in their manes. Nearly a dozen riders, including Michael's mother, followed Gail and Michael along back roads and cross country to an open area for the ceremony. The riders watched on horseback while a Justice of the Peace tied the knot.
"Riding horses is really my favorite thing to do," says Gail. "That's how Michael and I spend a lot of our free time together."
"Everything went smooth," adds Michael, a University of Minnesota student who shows horses and also rides them competitively in the Western Saddle Club Association. "We've spent so much time on horses that it seemed the natural thing to do. I'd attended other weddings where I couldn't wait to get out of a stuffy suit. This wedding was all natural. No one had to dress up."

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #1