I am located near Los Angeles, California. I live in Chino and board my horse at Prado Equestrian Center, near Prado Park.
I got into trail riding maybe 5 years ago now after riding for my entire life because I enjoyed it the most of all the equine sports. I have tried almost every western riding sport under the sun from the horsemanship show ring to speed events and even a little roping. But sometimes the competitions took the fun out of riding and I lost sight of what riding horses was really all about. There's something so natural and relaxing about just you and your horse hitting an open trail and enjoying nature. I quickly fell in love with trail riding and I never looked back. I could tell my horse enjoyed it far more than arena work too. Every weekend I try to trail ride somewhere either locally or travel somewhere up or down the California coast.
To me, trail riding is an escape. A literal escape from the busy LA city where I live and an emotional/mental escape from all the stressors in life. I can forget about work, my busy schedule, or whatever else is on my mind and just get lost in nature with my horse. It's a perfect group activity or just as good solo and my horse loves it just as much as I. What's not to love?
I want to bring the trail riding community together! Either locally or online. It's a widely enjoyed sport and yet it's rare to meet others. I hope to to connect with others, share stories, spread word of our activities, promote safety, and take amazing photographs of our journeys!