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 would be a great way to help you get to know me better.

I’ve been around 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 because 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 on the start of Daylight Saving Time and forgot to set the clocks ahead, making me 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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