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.
So I went to the barn early this morning to beat the heat. We had a record setting 90 degree day...for us in the Pacific Northwest...that is hot! Maddy is sweating before we even do anything. We get into the arena and I play some games and get her feet moving. I get on and we ride around for a bit and I am thinking, "Man, she is so relaxed, look how low her neck is....OH MY GOSH! She was going down to roll! She is on her knees and I hop off. She got down and it was like she remembered her saddle was on and she just looked at me and I said "What are you doing?" She gave a big sigh and stood up. I didn't really know what else to do, so I just hopped back on. So the lesson for today.....Relaxed is good, but not TOO relaxed. We had a pretty good ride after that.