I live smack in the center of Gresham, OR.
It's pretty funny too because since Lacey (my horse) lives at my neighbor's house, I could actually ride into downtown Gresham with very little effort on either of our parts. People are generally really shocked to see us, they're like "What?? where did you guys come from??!" hahaha Good times.
We volunteer at a summer camp (Trout Creek Bible Camp) and teach kids to ride during the summer and give private lessons during the winter/fall/spring. Lacey LOVES the attention she gets and she's the perfect horse for the kids to learn to groom on, she just stands there and they can do whatever they want to her. The camp kids don't get to ride her unless they've gotten scared on another horse (since the camp horses can be a little sketch) but the lesson kids do get to ride her.
Together, we just trail ride. I dream of showing one day but Lacey is old enough that asking her to live that lifestyle is a little much, I think. Lacey is a trail horse extraordinaire. Hardly anything scares her, other horses can be freaking out all around her and she'll just be like "you're afraid of what??" She's pretty great.
I would love to find a trail buddy around here somewhere. I have access to lots of awesome trails and I know of places to trailer to with GORGEOUS scenery, but I don't have access to a trailer so I'm kinda out of luck.
That's awesome that you're getting to lease a horse! I remember that when I leased my first horse, it was so exhilarating to know that I could do whatever I wanted with her! Heehee!
Nice to meet you! :)