Colleen Rutherford Arhcer and her husband Andrew operated a small stable in Deep River, Ontario for over thirty years. Colleen's specialty was equine trick training and she still owns a 21-year-old trick palomino Aurum and a thirty-five year-old old trick pony Timbit.
Colleen has also worked with many dogs throughout the years. She is the author of seven young adult novels – three about dogs and four about horses. Now 72, Colleen rode until she was 68. Given the right horse and the right circumstances, she might just ride again.