A lifetime with horses! Started riding at age 3, which is 40+ years ago now. Have a few dents to show for it...oh well, there is nothing like the good the outside of a horse can do for the inside of a person. Have worked as equine vet assistant, really enjoy large animal medicine, groomed at racetracks, done some (uncertified) coaching with kids-that was a lot of fun and very inspiring. Did some breeding of warmbloods, quarter horses and thoroughbreds, but due to economic times and the situation with unwanted horses, have gotten away from that interest. Have owned and shown my own and client horses in many different disciplines, but now prefer to ride in the backcountry (very peaceful). Spent a couple of summers in the back country working for guide/outfitters in northern British Columbia. After all these years with horses it never fails to amaze me how little I know and how much there is yet to learn. Horses are always an adventure (and a passion).
Hi Cheryl! Cash is coming out of the winter looking good. The vet said last week that she thinks Cash is a little heavy. She made this statement as she felt under his winter blanket and was feeling his ribs. I'm happy to see him looking so fit coming out of the winter.
Our riding is going better. I find if I play music in the arena that it relaxes both of us and he's much less spooky. I also have another instuctor. She is a Parelli instructor for 1 Star level which means she's certified as an instructor for the ground work. But she knows a lot about the riding program and is teaching me some of the patterns/ One of the biggest things that Cash and I need is to keep focused on what we are doing and that keeps me more relaxed.
I hope things are going well for you too.
Thanks for the welcome Cheryl! You'll love the Nelson area. I have recently opened a Greenhawk store in Nelson so stop by and introduce yourself. It's also a great place to meet others in the horse community!
Thanks so much Cheryl! Equine photography is certainly a passion of mine that I would love to turn into a career one day. Was browsing through your profile and the name Fawn Anderson caught my eye - I'm a big fan of her! Have audited and participated in her clinics here in London, ON with the therapeutic riding horses I work with. Jet is certainly a looker, and so is your property! Is that the facility you mention in your About Me? My friend and I are looking for Parelli-focused centers to stay at perhaps once our degrees our finished; it's nice to get a better view of varying facilities and what they offer while we're still in school.