grew up in a small town and always envied the farm kids, with their 4 H
groups and other equine activities. As a girl, I would ride friend's
horses, or horses at camp - so I thought that I knew how to ride!
wasn't until after I had
lived in the city for many years, that I realized that you didn't
really need to live on a farm to own a horse! So, in my late 30's, I
bought my first horse!
is a Canadian Horse and has taught me SO much about training, and
riding - which of course, contrary to my childhood ideas of grandeur and
self confidence - I didn't know much after all.
I am still learning
and will continue to learn more every day when I am around horses.
years ago, I went to a Cowboy Trail Clinic - a series of weekly lessons
for 6 weeks, and I was immediately hooked on the sport. Since then, I
have built and collected junk to use as obstacles and am continually
looking for more challenging things to point my horse at...
that comes to my interest in equine agility! I love the idea of the
horse wanting to "play" and use his own sense of curiosity and courage
to try something new and have a little bit of a challenge mentally and
physically. I have seen my horse's courage "blossom" with all of the
things I've done so far and this will be another exciting thing to ad to
I also clicker train my horse and because he is so
curious (and food motivated!) - I think he will really excel at agility!
Let the games begin!
"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value" Albert Einstein