Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brandon, Manitoba Canada
Love everyone's stories on how they became horse crazy LOL
I remember as a kid, maybe 8 or so, we lived in the city......we had a fence between the neighbor's and our place, I used to put a blanket on it, tie a rope for reins and another rope for stirrups......then I would bounce along for hours pretending I was riding!
Then when I was about 10 or 11 there was a trail riding ranch not far, I got to know the people who owned/ran it and I would go there, clean stalls/groom horses on the weekends.
When I was 12 we moved to the country and 6 months later I got my first horse! I rode every day, rode bareback/hackmore and usually by myself. We were only a few miles from the city and I used to ride my horse in to the corner store to get candy.......sadly when I was almost 18 my Dad sold my horse because my sister who was older had lost interest in her horse and more into boys and my Dad figured I would too eventually :(
After getting married, having a family and divorced after almost 20yrs., I met and married again, we moved to a acreage and I got back into horses! I've been riding now for 8yrs., put on tons of miles and wouldn't change it for the world.....now my Dad knows what a big mistake it was to sell my horse LOL :)
My horses are the joy in my life.....