We’ve established that I’m gay so let’s move on.
I’m married to Shaun, we have kids, a dog, and a horse. I love sushi and Lucky Charms, but not together. I have an addiction to cake. Being unusually smart, I buy it by the slice to make getting it more difficult. What can I say? I’m one sick puppy. I get to have it, but it has to hurt or I’d eat nothing BUT cake. Which would definitely tick off several horses I know. I was a Girl Scout: I believe in the motto “Be Prepared”. I keep forks in my glove box. You know , in case there’s a food emergency.
I believe everything can be related back to animals or food. Try me. I recently realized when I give directions, all my landmarks are food related. Want to know where the library is? Turn right at the Supermarket, stay in the lane farthest away from the pastry section, pass the frozen yogurt parking lot, turn left at the Burger King, right onto the street I can’t remember the name of…the one with the Popeye’s chicken? And voila – you’re there. I think it’s near some sort of city building. Whole bunch of police cars parked next door.
Yes, I know about Over Eaters Anonymous. Great program.
I ride a variety of horses of different breeds and disciplines, but Dressage fascinates me. I like the simplicity of it. It doesn’t come naturally to me, I have to work my tushy off. I’m an adequate/competent rider. My goal is to be a good rider. I’m no great shakes at dressage. In the Dressage world, I’d place myself at Training Level test 4.
When I say good rider, I mean the kind of rider you’d LOVE to have ride your horse, and have the horse grudgingly say “okay, if I have to be ridden, at least it’s by you”. I’m not talking about performing perfect tempi changes, though that would be lovely.
Okay. Now you all know you’re better than me. My trainer often has to open her hands and look through her fingers to see exactly what I’m doing wrong. Again. I provide the Excedrin. Let’s move on.
I can sit almost anything, even if I can’t ride Dressage worth a hoot. I’ve been riding for 39 years. I had the great good fortune to have the absolutely worst first horse a child could have. Which is why, even though I’m no great shakes as a dressage rider, I can sit almost anything.
My great loves in life: My wife, my kids, friends, horses, animals, writing, the piano (classical) and I love books: I love how they feel, smell, and the physical experience of reading. I consider reading an aerobic activity. Heck I consider eating an aerobic activity.
My basic philosophy: