As for me, my name is Nicole (Nicki) and I live in Oregon about 30 minutes outside of Portland. I did not grow up with horses and at age 38, am now taking an extreme crash course in everything horse related. I volunteer at a local horse stable and have done just about everything under the sun....but I seem to shine most doing grooming (where my OCD/ADD tendencies are highly valued!)
I'm taking riding lessons and will -very- soon have my own lease horse. The arrangements have already been made. Just a matter of getting him to the stable I'm at. Once he's here, we will be doing a lot of showmanship/reining training. He is an 8 year old gelding named Naughty Pine Country...or Naughty for short. (Not a huge fan of his barn name but I can't think of anything else that would fit)
What about the rest of you PNW horse lovers?