Josie Hoffman, owner of RE Sporthorses, leads Dex from his stall Wednesday at Mountaintop Ranch in Page County. Dex, a 6-year-old thoroughbred, is one of the retired racehorses that Hoffman trains through her business, located between Elkton and Shenandoah. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Josie Hoffman rides Dex around the pen.
HARRISONBURG — When she was 8 years old, Josie Hoffman went on a trail ride with her mother, completely unaware she was about to find her life’s calling.