So, I am in my early, mid, late twenties (by which I mean 26). I am currently back at school after getting a psychology degree and deciding that what I really want to do is work at a zoo. This only makes sense as thats sort of what my life is a zoo. I grew up around horses, standardbreds to specific, in New England. I have worked and ridden in Nova Scotia, Wyoming, Colorado and Montana (near Yellowstone). I am currently back in New England. I have my mare (Burt) given to me by my folks and I am putting miles on one, hyperaware 13 year old (Harry) and putting miles on a 4 year old (Mr. Vacation a.k.a The brat and/or Dinkus).
Balancing work, school and equines is a challenge. Sometimes, I don't get out to the barn and I feel guilty but thats life. I also am proudly owned by a cat and a labrador retriever. I am a sometimes fan of natural horsemanship and sometimes a fan of unnatural horsemanship.
The current challenges are to ride my mare Burt just for fun and ignore that when I am riding her I should be riding one of the projects. Harry (the nervous one) his goal for the summer is to calm the hibbitty down. This means learning that the world (which means the lungewhip, the big tree down the path, the riding area or that rabbit next to the trail, etc) is not going to kill him. Mr. Vacation's goal is to turn without sticking his nose out at a strange angle and if possible get a butt, but not be a butt. Then of course their goals are to find nice homes at some point in the future.
Thats about all its cool meeting you folks.