Sue and Little Joe
Sue grew up in a family involved with breeding and showing Basset Hounds and Dobermans. They also showed hunters and jumpers. The family Basset Hounds were considered by Sue to be her pets. She showed horses throughout her childhood, including an American Hose Show Association Horse of the Year, Riot Free.
She spent fifteen years as a professional horse trainer, spending many weeks a year on the road with her students and their horses and ponies. Sue spent only one day in her life without a Basset Hound, and it was a very long day.