Horse-crazy and little girl are words that have long gone together. I was no exception. I was fortunate enough have horses at home when I was little- my obsession starting with a pretty little bay QH/Arabian cross named Thunder.
That spurred lessons at the lesson place around the corner- basic western riding and eventually barrel racing and poles at the local play days.
But as a voracious reader (I literally read the entire children’s section of our local library while I was in elementary school), I quickly discovered jumping. Eventing, hunter/jumpers, foxhunting…it didn’t matter. I just wanted to do THAT!
So I did. Through out my child hood, into college and afterwards. I have always had horses in my life in some way. I spent 2 years as a professional groom/barn manager, have held every possible position at a boarding facility, and spent a couple years as a pro starting babies.
Then, I married a handsome soldier and embarked on a whole new phase of my adult life.
Before he proposed, my dad warned my husband-to-be that he needed to understand that the horses and dogs were non-negotiable for my sanity. He agreed.
Now, after 5 military moves, any number of barns and a handful of horses, I’m navigating adult life with a mile-long to do list, a family that always needs a little more, the always unpredictable military lifestyle and my own unfading NEED for saddle time.
Ride along with me for a little while.