There have been long periods of time when I couldn't fit horses into my life, but I always find my way back to the stables. I've ridden English style and Icelandic horses but it's western that really appeals to me. I learned the basics almost a decade ago and this summer I found a trainer and a western riding school that I really like so I have become an active rider once again.
It's a challenge to learn a new style of riding and face my own insecurities but I don't regret a single minute spent in the saddle.
"[Horse and rider] look like one mind and one body. If you got a taste of what I'm talking about you couldn't get enough. You may spend your whole life chasing that. But it's a good thing to chase."
Mia and me in the woods today.