I have had a love affair with horse my entire life. I had not owned a horse in 18 years, but when I retired from teaching high school, I bought Artimus (Arti). Together he and I began learning the art of dressage. For the past five years it has been a wonderful, frustrating, exciting, exhausting journey and we’ve only just scratched the surface. We are currently training and showing First Level. Arti is a capable and willing partner that is exceedingly patient with me learning my part of the “dance.”
I have a husband, two adult children and two grandchildren, none of whom are one bit “horsey.” But, they are always supportive of my riding and are a reliable source of treats and praise for Arti. I feel blessed to be retired and able to follow my equine passion.