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 took the plunge. I decided to work every day to get Maddy outside. I am putting everything else in my life on hold for the next seven days and Maddy is my priority. My plan is to go out every morning, work her, and go for a long walks around the pastures so she can visit with the horses and then I put her in a small pen for a few hours. I am giving her 3 cc of ACE which I know a lot of people don't agree with, but this horse has so much adrenaline, my vet and I think to protect her from herself, she needs it for this first week. Everything is coming together and she is adjusting very well. I am allowing her to trot for longer periods to build some muscle before she goes out with the mares. She looks sound and looks like she is feeling good. I introduced her to a big blue tarp and a giant mirror...she was very brave and managed to touch both by the end of our work in the arena. I have been setting up barrels to drive her through and around both on and off line. I am dreaming of trail rides and fun this summer. We are closing in on normalcy.