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.
We cantered!! I haven't cantered my horse since the day I went to see her for the first time. I have been putting it off partly from fear, partly from worry about re-injuring her healed fracture. I put the Boa boots on her for extra protection and hit the trails with two friends. We cantered all over the place. It was exhilarating. Of course after we got back to the barn, I was worried that we over did it. Then I started wondering if I would show up to the barn the next day and have a lame horse. I have never worried so much about a horse in my life. There is this constant dread that something else is going to happen to set us back. I know I just need to relax and just enjoy our time together. We can tackle whatever obstacles come our way, but it is easier said than done. She is fine. There almost seems to be a new level of trust between us. It has been a really exciting week for us.