I want as many Children as possible to experience the Beauty & Spirit of the Horse.
There is nothing, so Theraputic, as far as I'm concerned, as the bond between People & Animals !
~ From a young age I also surrounded myself with all of the local horse enthusiasts, Farmers ,
Trainers, Farriers and Vets that I could ~ to absorb as much wisdom as possible.
~ I continued my knowledge for 2 yrs. at a small, private college with one of the best, renouned Horsemanship programs in the world, also minoring in Business Management. ~ VA. INTERMONT
1995 ~ 1998
~ At 19 yrs. of age, I went off to the racetracks & farms of Kentucky ~ for a Real World Experience! One that I'll hold dear, always! Talk about an education....
~There are only a handfull of people in this world, that don't just "Follow Their Dreams", but "Catch Up With Them and Make Them Come True !" By God's Grace, I am one of those people!
When I was a young child I would watch the Kentucky Derby , Close my eyes & pretend
that "I" was the one bringing the winner down the home stretch!
(Especially since I was Small. ~ Still today - Only standing @ 14.3hands )
( Yes, That's 4'11" )
While I never did actually ride in a race, in 1996 I did train on a farm to become a Jockey, and was at the track everyday at 5am - 5pm (sometimes later) working right with, in my mind, the greatest athelete that ever lived!
** I worked with first sons and daughters of the great, ~ "SECRETARIAT ", among others. **
I watched young colts & fillies sell for $500,000! Sometimes much more, at only 6mos. ~ 1 yr.old!
** With any Great Athlete there usually are Great Trainers. **
****** I Even Met my Favorite Jockey ~ The Famous PAT DAY I told him Good Luck, He took a
Bite of My Hot Dog! & Went onto the Track and proceeded to Win that Race! ******
WHO YOU ARE BUYING YOUR PONY FROM ?
I grew up having the Best Teachers anyone could Ever have...The Horses, themselves !