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.
I am anxious to get out on the trails, but Maddy is still afraid of a lot of things along the way. To change this, we have been doing "hikes." We will head out and graze and play some games and keep moving forward. If she hits a "threshold" we retreat a little bit and then push on. Today we made it about a mile down the trail, which was a good workout for me. I have learned to appreciate the effort it takes to get up some of these hills! She is much better around the ducks. In this picture they are just to the right of her, splashing around in the water.