Bio: Margaret Hill

Margaret with Luna in Cuyamaca

I've been drawn to horses since as far back as I can remember, although, unfortunately, I wasn't able to be around the real thing very often when I was a child. I sure read a lot of horse stories, though! My dream finally came true in my early 30's when I bought my first horse. I've owned four horses over the years: an Arabian and three Peruvian Pasos (the third, a Peruvian Paso mare named Luna, is pictured with me here).

My move to Ramona in January of 1987 was another dream come true: no need to board my horse anymore, lots of horses around, horse people, and trails! When I discovered Backcountry Horsemen and Ramona Trails Association, I knew I had to join both and support the important work they were accomplishing. I've been a member of Ramona Trails Association since 1989 and a member of Backcountry Horsemen of CA since 1993.

I retired from UCSD after 22 years of service, primarily as a research associate. I also have a B.A. from UCSD (psychology, with a special interest in health psychology); and before that I earned an A.S. in Animal Health Technology from Mesa College (the first graduating class!).

Although I reluctantly had to let go of the horse lifestyle I have enjoyed so much, I'm still an avid trails supporter who continues to love camping and horses.

"There is something about riding down the street [or trail!] on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't a thing." ~Will Rogers