I will start of by saying that currently I do not own or ride a horse. I used to a few years ago, but I am taking a financial break. I recently got married on June 23, 2007. I am a nail technician at a beautiful spa in tualatin, oregon. I am also a dressage show groom. I love to groom horses, the bonding is so important and it's so nice to have that feeling of calmness between you and your horse. I am possibly going into the field of horse massage too. I have not quite decided though if there is a strong need for it in my area.
I have had two horses in my life so far.
My first horse was a POA named Spotsy. He was my "no boys only horses" friend in the awkward middle school years. I did some little schooling shows but eventually ended up doing barrel racing and other such horse games. We are pictured here at our last show together. We got reserve grand champion! :)
My second horse was a half Ahkel teke, half spanish barb named Bella Mia. She was given to me by my grandmother from South Dakota when she was 4 and never been gentled. I was just entering high school, so it was a large triumph for me to be the one to gentle her and teach her to carry a rider at that age. I learned through her that I much preferred to train horses then seriously show them. By my graduation she was a very well mannered and respected horse at the barn. I ended up selling her to go to college, she is now a trusted trail buddy.
So, here I am, 3 years later, horseless but still madly in love with them.
I have a large intrest in mustangs. I long to build a stable designed with thier special training needs in mind. I believe that more people will want to expierience the mustangs if they had them already gentled. It takes a lot to gentle them, and although I haven't gotten to try it yet, I have a great desire to, and believe that I could do it well.
Well, that's that I guess! Can't wait to chit chat with all of you about horses!