Well I was raised in Metro Detroit and was as city as they come, hated getting dirty, doing anything outside, etc. When we moved to our cabin in Northern MI when I was 12 my dad told my little sister that he would get her horses, I refused to have anything to do with them, and told them I wouldn't help with any of it. Well it ended up my sister was way too irresponsible for her hamsters let alone a horse so the promise to my sister was never fulfilled. After graduating high school I started dating a girl that had horses and for at least a year I still wanted nothing to do with them. Eventually she got me on them and I started riding, but still not much. Eventually though she started rescuing and training horses, and she needed me to help go on rides with her, do fencing, etc etc etc. So, I kind of got stuck into it...but I learned to love the work involved with horses, it kept me in shape unloading hay, putting up pastures, building lean-tos etc. In that time we had rescued 50+ horses in a couple years and I started to really find a love for them. After a couple years her and I went our own seperate ways and I knew the one thing I wanted in the future was horses of my own. I met my girlfriend now shortly after that and ironically she had a horse, a BS paint mare in foal for early this year. Well after dating for a while we ended up getting our own place on a few acres and moved her horses to our new house. In no time at all we were already looking for a horse for myself. I wanted a young QH mare with color, that was either unbroke or green, but not fully trained. I love training horses myself, as it feels like such an accomplishment and you create such a bond with your horse that way. So, in the end of May this year I found Nova, a 6 year old grulla QH that I was barely able to catch let alone broke. In just two months we've put around 100 trail miles on, and she is progressing very well in training. I couldn't imagine life without horses now! My whole family still makes fun of me because in High school I would have never thought it possible.