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.
Clinton Anderson is holding a clinic in Prineville this coming weekend. Pretty excited to go watch. My friend that was planning on going, made me buy the tickets and reserve the two rooms and now she is bailing on me. I can't tell you how many times I have been burned on buying tickets for events and then have people back out. I knew better than to buy the tickets because I had I feeling that she wouldn't go, but I did it anyway. She is the owner of Queenie, the draft cross I was riding and she is leaving the barn after some "barn drama." I will miss her and Queenie and her other horse, Buddy. Horses are kind of like kids in divorce and custody disputes, they don't do anything wrong and they pay the price for the behavior of owners and barn managers. I hope they are leaving for greener pastures, but I am really going to miss my tri-colored girl that was helping me to be a better dressage rider. This is a really old photo of Maddy, Classy, and Queenie shortly after I moved into Templeton.
*****Ammended Post....My friend did bail, but she did pay for her tickets. That was very cool. I did manage to sell one for $25 at the event, so now I owe her. I posted my post after working really hard at saving some money for a new saddle and then feeling like I was out $70, so I was frustrated. The post is no reflection about my friends character, she just had things come up and couldn't go. For the record...I will never buy tickets for anyone because this kind of stuff happens. I still had to worry about it and work on trying to sell them when I wanted to kick back and just enjoy the clinic.