My mom always loved horses but her parents weren't really into it. They would let her take 10 lessons as an Xmas present or for her birthday. She really wanted a horse or more regular lessons but couldn't. I loved horses ever since I was really little. When I turned 4 I started taking lessons at a barn 30min away. I also started showing leadline. From there my mom and I were hooked. When I was 10 we got my two horses. Dallas first, then Shaymus. I still have both the boys. Shaymus is retired from any competition. Dallas is my show horse. I couldn't imagine life without them.