I'm currently located on the northwest side of Indianapolis, IN. I'm going on my last year of high school, so soon I'll be picking up and moving for college! For now, I can enjoy the never disappointing Indiana sunsets, endless cornfields, and horse barns around every corner. I've been very fortunate in the sense of traveling though, if you tell me about a place I can ride at, chances are I've heard of it!
When I was 7 years old I started riding horses for therapeutic reasons. Little did I know, I would be doing it for the rest of my life! The first real job I ever had was leading trail rides at a local facility. I fell in love with it, and from there I got my first horse, Camisado, a Kiger Mustang / Quarter horse cross. Trail riding has always been in me, as I am also an avid hiker. Soon I'll be back to my roots leading trail rides in the big south fork! There is something about being in the woods on a horse, it's a completely different feeling than being in an arena. I'm very fortunate to be in both worlds like that!
I love how it connects you to your horse. When you are exploring a new place, whether alone or with friends or even clients, you are completely relying on your horse. There's something to be said about flying up a steep hill not knowing if you'll make it all the way up, but your horse carries you on.
There's a strong community for me as a barrel racer, but there isn't a prominent one for trail riding. We Are Trail Riders is such a wholesome foundation, I had to be a part of it. And how 10% of proceeds go back to equine therapy, horse rescue, and park preservation is my favorite part about this community. My dream one day is to run a rehabilitation/rescue facility of my own, so being a part of this really meant a lot to me! Trail riding is one of the most therapeutic and beneficial things for a person, and even a horse. I'm so excited to be a part of this family!