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.
Most of us have known a pony or two like this. When I saw this clip, I laughed so hard I cried. For me, it brought back memories of my little Shetland. She did those same antics, but add "rolling" and "farting" as she trotted around the ring. Oh the embarrassment! How did I ever manage to face my fellow 4-Hers every year on that same little sorrel terror? I loved that pony, she was a great teacher. Just as this naughty little one is. This girl is a champ, getting back on and toughing it out. Unfortunately the comments on the YouTube site get a little snarky, complaining about her riding. Frankly, I didn't pay any attention to equitation. This is a clip about perseverance and determination and should remind us all, even in tough times, we can ride through. This little girl could have left the course in tears. Many girls would, but she rode it out. In my book, Sorrel, gets the blue ribbon. Below is a picture of Topper and I in a parade. She was my best equine educator and master of the "duck for grass" maneuver.