I grew up in Wisconsin… the land of cheese and lots of flat land. After I graduated college, I decided I needed a change of scenery so I packed up my bags moved out West and landed in Idaho. I have been here for 8 years now and couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else. I luckily landed a job at an elementary school, the same school that Maggie just happened to work at. We became instant friends and it didn’t take me long to learn that she had a love for horses and well, animals in general. Maggie started inviting me out to a barn where she borded her horses. I grew up a small town city girl so the only time I had really been around horses was at a fair. This horse world was completely new to me. One day while I was hanging out with Maggie at the barn she asked me if I would want to ride one of her friend’s horses. I thought sure why not. So we saddled up the horses, Maggie teaching me every step of the way… how to saddle, the parts of a saddle, etc. She was very knowledgeable and I was soaking up every bit of information she was throwing my way. Maggie brought me out to the outdoor arena. It was my first time up on a horse so naturally I was a little apprehensive, but Maggie was there guiding me every step of the way, especially when the horse got away from me and we took off galloping through the arena, me screaming and Maggie laughing so hard that she, well you know 🙂
I had no idea that when I sat in that saddle for the first time that it would be the start of one awesome adventure with my best friend. After spending some time riding various people’s horses, I quickly became addicted. I also learned that riding in an arena was nothing compaired to the freedom and serenity I felt in riding in the mountains. I started searching for my own horse and with the help of Maggie, found the perfect little horse named Tux. She is my perfect little black and white Paint horse. I have learned a lot from her and Tux and I have been on some amazing adventures. Life is an adventure and I can’t wait to see what this summer has in store for us!