I’m a transplanted Canadian from Toronto, Ontario, living in the San Francisco Bay area since 2001 when I married my California hubby. I’m a freelance web developer specializing in horse related businesses and part time seamstress.
I’ve been riding since I was a kid. A horse crazy girl. Day camps then lessons at a local hunter/jumper barn. But I never actually owned a horse. When I moved to the Bay Area I met a wonderful dressage trainer who decided to take me on even though I barely knew what a piaffe was. I began to learn the fine art of classical dressage, first on friesians, then on any horse Sue could find for me to ride over the next five years. I learned a lot. Mainly – that dressage is much harder than it looks!
In October 2006 that all changed when I purchased a draft cross yearling from Canada named Midnight Jasper. He was so frightened when he first arrived, I could barely get near him. Over time, Jasper came around and decided to trust me. This blog will document my journey into learning how to train Jasper, train myself, becoming a better horsewoman…and hopefully not going insane in the process!