HEY THERE, FRIEND!
I’ve been crazy about horses for as long as I can remember. However, limitations in my knowledge and skill level around horses, as well as suffering emotionally, led to some pretty big obstacles along the way. When I finally convinced my dad to get me a horse of my own at the age of 8, it wasn’t exactly the fairytale ending I’d imagined. I was bucked off, charged at, bolted off with, and kicked. My dad’s only advice was to get back on the horse that threw you (much to my mom’s horror, as she watched terrified from the sidelines!).
Well, my mom finally had enough of that rodeo! We changed our approach and went back to the market for a family safe, babysitter, reliable horse. After a few rounds of having different horses and the same results (it didn’t help I was always attracted to the especially wild ones), I became frustrated and got closer than ever to giving up on the dream I’d started this journey with.