I have been riding since I was 10. My parents kept putting it off, hoping it was
just a phase... it didn't work. They then tried to have my aunt make me do grunt work with her horse, Blue, but
that got me more addicted. Riding is such a drug.
I started eventing in 2000, and have since been. I have now completed one Prelim with
my horse Bahada. I started at BN with a horse named Dakota. Then i did N with a mare named Kelly, and now
I am working with Bahada who has proven to be a very good teacher. She is a challenging horse that requires the perfect
ride to get the results that you want. I enjoy dressage almost more then jumping, but I'd have to say it's an even tie.
Bahada is my first very own horse :). She will be with me til death do us part.
I work hard to ride. I work at the barn I board at to pay
off lessons and part of my board. I have paid for all of my horse expenses (minus gifts and lease payments) since
I was 14. Yes, i realize lease is expensive, but competing seriously all year round- I'd have a nice brand spankin' new
car if I'd saved everything from the past 4 years.
Someday I want to own my own training facility after saving up money from whatever career I end
up doing. It'll be awesome. :) I hope riding ends up as my profession someday. I really truely love it.