My passion for horses started at a very early age. I started taking riding lessons when I was just 5 on a little Shetland pony.
My goal, when I was young, was to have horses be my friend. I wanted to spend time with them just playing, hanging out, grooming, hand walking, sitting on them bareback in the field while they grazed, you know, just being with them.
As the years went on I took traditional riding lessons and my passion for riding slowly died. I couldn't make them walk pretty or jump over logs, worst of all, when they got scared or disobedient I panicked and made the situation worse. Before I knew it I was so scared to ride I needed someone to lead my horse around for me while I sat on the horse! What had happened?!?!
In 2007 I started Parelli. I can not even begin to describe the changes that have happened to me because of the Parelli program... My confidence and love for horses and riding is back and is stronger than ever! Now my horses offer to walk pretty and jump over logs for me while I ride bareback! My passion is so alive that now I want to share the journey that got me here. You also can enjoy horses again! And the best part, you don't even have to ride a horse to enjoy it all, even from the ground you can enjoy the experience.
photo by © Lévy L. Marquis 2010