I am a videographer in Portland, Oregon with a love for all things horses. Originally from Minnesota, my childhood was spent on racetracks across the Midwest. I am currently training my dream horse with hopes of excelling at dressage and Parelli. I have a Cairn Terrier, Ellie, and an old cat named Winston. I am fortunate to have a pretty nice boyfriend who understands and supports my love of horses. My blog helps keep a record of my successes and failures and helps friends and family enjoy the journey with me.
My friend Jerri Gillian came up to Portland over the weekend to see Maddy for the first time. I can credit Jerri in a big way to getting me back into horses. After college, I left horses behind to delve into my career. I moved around the country, going home to Minnesota to see my dads horses run at Canterbury Park in the summers. I was just too busy to miss them. A couple years ago, I felt this big void. I shot a horse neglect story for work and this wave of sadness washed over me and I wanted to ride again. I sought out Jerri on Craigslist after she posted about needing someone to help her exercise her Paso Finos. I had no idea what a "gaited" horse even was, but I was curious and I went out to Hillsboro to meet Precious and Tesoro. I fell in love with Precious. She was sassy and fun. I rode her and I was hooked all over again. Jerri has since moved down to Eugene and has added another Paso to her brood. Young Zapa is her project horse. She has been a wonderful support for me and a great friend. Her blog is a great source of horse information, with lots of fun posts. These pictures are from Saturday. I watched her take a dressage lesson out at this new boarding facility in Banks. This is "Hoss" a twenty-something quarter horse and Jerri getting instruction from Gina.