Hi everyone! This blog originated out of my desire to review horse products. I don’t have tons of money, so I’ve always tried to find reviews on products and do good research on what’s the best. Some things have reviews, but many many others don’t. So I wanted to write a blog with as many reviews as possible for people who don’t have a lot of money, but would like quality products – English or Western, for a good price. It has since morphed into a desire to document my (struggles, goofiness and bumpy) entrance into the world of eventing.
As of this post I am 26, and am lucky enough that my mom and I have our two horses on our own property. It’s absolutely wonderful to have them so close, and we love being able to be in charge of all of their meals and care. As for my experiences, I’ve ridden everything from hunters to pleasure horses to reiners and jumpers and ranch horses helping to brand calves, but have been riding western for the past 10+ years. That included a 2 year job as an assistant reining trainer before making my way back to Vegas to continue being an adult amateur. I love learning about many different disciplines, and at some point I’d like to dabble in a bit of cutting, some more dressage (a must in eventing but I find it fascinating lol), reined cowhorse, and really anything horsey. I never want to stop learning and believe that every discipline has good aspects of horse training that can help you get a really well-rounded horse.
My little red QH girl is currently 7, and has been with me since she was a long yearling. She is absolutely my once in a lifetime heart horse. I seriously have never been able to interact with horses the way I have with her. I swear she speaks – with her eyes and ears and expressions, of course – but she has such life and personality and love that many times I can’t imagine having the room in my heart to fit another horse in there. She is my whole life and makes my life absolutely whole.
The other horse you’ll sometimes see in pictures is my mom’s QH mare Whisper. She is half mine on paper in case something happens to my mom, but she’s really all my mom’s. She’s bonded with her, and I am so thankful because that mare really takes care of my mom. You’ll also see a sweet, old mini dachshund named Choco floating around here and there.
Amber and I have started out doing reining and pleasure, but have since decided to try out lower level eventing. It’s going to be something completely new for the both of us since neither of us have ever done dressage, she hasn’t jumped and I haven’t in years, and we’ve never been cross country. But, it’s going to be an awesome journey with my best girl.
For some fun memories of the lesson horses in my life: