Here's a little bit about me...
I met my first horse when I was about three. Though I didn't know much, I knew these animals were special. Like many other little girls, I begged and begged my parents for riding lessons. At the age of seven, I got the chance to ride and I was hooked. Lost forever to the equestrian world.
As I grew up, I discovered the world of blogging. I loved reading the latest posts from my favourite bloggers writing about what they love. The idea of having a little spot on the internet that was their own was intriguing to me. Anyone can share what they've learnt, their recommendations and their ideas. As someone who enjoys writing, I thought I would give it a go.
So here I am. A horse loving, Canadian girl sharing her loves and passions on the internet.
What else could I tell you?
Well, I've learnt to ride in both the hunter/jumper and eventing disciplines. My favourite discipline to watch and compete in would be show jumping. I do, however, tip my hat to every other rider in all of the other disciplines. None of them are easy.
If I can't be at the barn, then I enjoy being outside hiking with my dog Summit. There's just something about being outdoors. The peace and quiet. The fresh air. The sound of birds chirping in the trees. It's all so calming. So, I take my Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (who enjoys road trips and hikes as much as I do) and head off to the trails to destress.
As much as I might sound like a country girl, I do also enjoy fashion and beauty as well. In fact, it was this interest of mine that introduced me to the world of blogging. It was later that I found the horse blogging community.
I grew up in the Montreal area of the province of Quebec. Though the province blessed me with the gift of bilingualism and the appreciation for the French Canadian culture, there came a time where we needed to move. So off we went to Ontario. The Toronto area in particular. Which is where I still live to this day.
As for my goals...
Having a horse of my own is probably at the top of the list. I want to experience the responsibility and joy of taking care of your own horse. Knowing that his progress is a result of your hard work. And yours only. Because I've had to wait so long already, I've become more and more picky about what type of horse I'd be looking for. One thing's for sure, once I do, that horse will have its picture all over this blog and my Instagram page.
I also want to see the world. I want to learn and experience more. Both in and out of the barn. Experience new views and cultures. It's one thing to read about different places, but to walk down those streets is a whole different experience. It would be even more great to spend a day at a horse show in whatever city I'd be visiting at that time. I mean, spending the day at the Longines' Global Champions Tour in Paris, how awesome would that be?! Don't worry, I'd share it all with you guys as always. That is, if I'd ever get the opportunity to do something like that, obviously.
Career wise, I want to work with horses. Riding for me is more than just a hobby, it's a lifestyle. So whether I end up owning my own boarding stable, becoming a professional rider or becoming a full time blogger, having a career with horses is and will always be my end goal. So hopefully, with a lot of hard work and dedication, I'll get to that point somehow.