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.
This is a picture of Maddy's sire, Smoken Now. Isn't he something! Derek calls him a "horse super-hero." I bought Maddy from the Rockin Maddy Ranch in Yreka, California. She was posted on Dreamhorse, and when I saw the photo, I truly couldn't take my eyes off her. I remembering watching something on tv and during commercial breaks I would go back to my computer just to look at her. I contacted Laura and made arrangements to come down. She was about $2,000 over my price range, but I just couldn't get her out of my head. When I got to Yreka, Laura and I went for a long trail ride. Maddy felt so good under saddle and she was so sweet. I thought I have to find a way to buy this horse. My horse buying experiences so far had left me crushed and disappointed. I was expecting her to fail her vet check or something horrible. She passed with flying colors and a couple days later, she was here in Oregon.
I wanted to write about the Rockin Maddy Ranch. Today Laura launched their ranch website. There are some great shots of Smoken Now and there are some photos of the ranch. It is a beautiful place at the base of Mt.Shasta if you are looking for an amazing trail riding experience, Laura and family have put together some great equine tourism packages.