Horses were in my life since I can remember. I grew up with a grandfather who roped, and parents who didn’t have much of an interest in horses. Lucky for me I had very supportive parents and I remember the day I got my first pony. My first ponies name was Star. From Star I got Sugar, to Spitfire, to Sonny. After Sonny, I got a horse that changed my life forever, Heart.
Heart was a a big brown horse that every girl dreamed of owning, but lucky for me, I was the lucky owner. I learned everything on Heart and he took me to the Jr. High/High School National Finals six years in a row. I also qualified for the Little Britches National finals, and placed 4th in the world in my division in 2010. From there I went onto countless rodeo’s and making friends all over the world. In 2012 I was blessed with a little black mare with more attitude than anyone could imagine. She was a “Mini Heart” in my eyes and continued to take me to the pay window. I had a great few years with both horses but I could only take one with me to school. It was a hard decision but I knew Heart deserved to retire, so the little black mare, Lightning, came to school with me.
Lightning and I had a bond no one understood. She was my pride and joy, but all good stories have to come to an end. In 2016 I sold Lightning to pay for my college. It was heartbreaking, and I wasn’t sure if I would be the same not owning a horse.
Six months ago I was able to purchase a young horse named Corona. Currently she is in training with me and looking great! She is still learning, but I have high hopes for this youngster! Owning a young horse is very humbling and so rewarding.
Every horse I owned shaped the woman I am today. Horses are my passion and I don’t believe I will ever live without them, I don’t believe I could.