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.
On Tuesday I woke up to snow on the valley floor in Portland. If falls in the city, you know in the higher elevations they got a lot more. The roads seemed fine, so I headed to the barn. Beautiful big flakes were falling and there was a nice blanket. We switched farriers at the barn, so I really had to go. I prefer to hold her for the vet and farrier because I like to see how she does with different people. I also see what needs to be worked on. We have been plugging away on our dressage lessons every Wednesday and when it has been nice, been going out on the trails. I putting my trailer shopping on hold...I had a bad experience yesterday off a Craigslist ad that kind of soured me towards the whole thing. Lets just say the ad was not accurate and the going to see it was like walking onto the set of "Deliverance." The other Triton was very nice, but I feel a bit overwhelmed about it all, so just taking a break. I think my stress level would go down if I bought the truck first and didn't have anxiety about delivery and the ability to take it for an inspection. Anyway, the snow was lovely and a nice distraction from trailer shopping. It is strange how that white stuff creates a stillness around you and your senses become acute. It seems almost primal as you stand far away and can hear your horse raise it's head or take a step in the snow.