January 18, 2014

Day 1 - When and Why You Started Riding

Since I am new to the blog-o-sphere I figured doing the 7 day horse challenge (throwback to 2011) would be a great way to help you get to know me better.

    I’ve been around horses (my mom has always been really into horses) my whole life, but never had an ounce of interest until late 2011.   To be honest, I’m not quite sure what sparked my interest.  I remember that I had been watching horse videos on YouTube, and ignorant me was thinking about the romanticized version of horses.  Ya know, jumping a 5’ fence with no hands, galloping bareback and bridleless on a beach, developing a unbreakable bond.  Shortly thereafter, I began looking at for sale ads.

    I had my heart set on a Fjord, I had always heard about how gentle they were and I loved their look.  I tried one Fjord, Tonka, but decided he was a no go.  With two riding lessons under my belt, I tried Ypke and immediately fell in love with her.   She was kind, tolerant, and on the lazier side; she seemed like the dream beginner horse!

     It just so happens that I purchased her during the time change, forgot to set the clocks ahead, and was TWO HOURS LATE picking her up.   Talk about a lousy and embarrassing second impression.   March 11, 2012 was the day when I bought Ypke and the rest is history!


1 comment:

  1. I love Fjords! Sometimes, you just know when the horse is meant for you :)


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