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.
For those of you that have seen the new Bond movie, "Casino Royale," you may recognize "Max." He is the horse that gallops down the beach with Caterina Murino on his back. He is very memorable in the movie because he is just gorgeous and it is shot just beautifully. I was fortunate to meet him while down in the Bahamas. He is an 18 year old Holstiener gelding from Germany. Sue Smith owns and manages the Windsor Equestrian Center where he lives along with thirty some horses. She says that "Max is so well trained, he is the type of horse that takes care of his riders." He had a regal presence and would just rest his head in your hands. For those of you who board...just when you get depressed about how much you pay, think of this: In the Bahamas, hay is $39 a bale! The boarders at Windsor pay about $1200 a month on average. Can you say ouch! Everything has to be imported so the cost goes up. Most of the horses at Windsor are rescued or donated from people in the States. Some of the horses have pretty amazing resumes. There are Grand Prix jumpers and horses with track careers. If you get to the Bahamas, they do beach rides and it is great just to walk around and meet the horses.