My name is Leslie Birdwell and I’m one of those returning-to-riding-as-an-adult riders who used to be a horse-crazy girl. I rode my stick horse out in public long after the age when most children outgrow such passions and sometimes dream I am cantering on my own biped legs. This is my chance to yammer on and on about how crazy I am about horses and riding.My other interestes include watching time-lapse and kitten-related videos on YouTube.If you want to get in touch, please feel free to e-mail me at astrea1690 AT yahoo DOT com. I’m spelling out the words AT and DOT to try and reduce my spam. We’ll see. Oh, and “Astrea” was the nickname of Aphra Behn, the first woman to make her living from writing for the theatre in England. She died in 1690 or 1689 and her play, The Rover, is now taught in college courses.