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 like people that do great things for animals. In 2000, a couple started a santuary in Montana called the Rolling Dog Ranch. They wanted to have a place for disabled dogs and cats, but their first resident was a blind horse named "Lena." Today they have 25 blind horses and they work hard to educate people on ERU, eye trauma, glaucoma, and other ocular defects. They turn the horses out in pairs to minimize risk of injury from herd dynamics. The horses can't read body ques like ears pinned back, but they know where their water and feed spots are. I just think it is so cool that Steve and Alayne provide a loving home for these horses. If you want to read more about equine blindness, they have a lot of great information and photos on their other website, blind horses.