My name is Heidi, and I live in California. Moved here 10 years ago from Denmark, which explains the grammar mistakes and misspelling!
I have 3 horses. The love of my life, Knar a 12 year old icelandic gelding. He came with a bunch of baggage. Long story short he had bad bolting issues, and I fell in love with him at my trainers place. And ended up paying a lot of money for a messed up horse. But we are doing great together and I haven't regretted it one bit. I have done a bunch of mental rehab with him, he was also very depressed. I've had him for a little over a year and he is just here within the last 6 months starting to bloom again.
Nattfari is my youngster, he is also icelandic and just getting started under saddle. I've taken my time with him, and he knows his groundwork very well and is nicely build up muscle wise before I even got on him.
Bella is an 18 month old thoroughbred filly, with a bit of a story on her too. Bred in Florida, sent to Colorado with a bunch of other nicely bred thoroughbreds. New owner went bankrupt. My friend who breeds horses stumbled into him at a store the day before the filly was going to be hauled off to the killer auction. She didn't have much use for a young tb filly but took her, I happened to talk to her and she gave her to me. I met her in Las Vegas where I picked Bella up and brought her to California!
She is a bit of a hot little girl (not so little she is already 16 hands), but oh does she like to play with me
We have a lot of fun. She won't really run in the arena when turned out unless I run around 'galloping and bucking' too.
I work with horses for a living, give lessons to people too. I'm very much against using gadgets and force with the horses. I try to teach people how to strengthen their horses through proper groundwork, also how to ride as light as possible and how their own faulty riding affects the horses.
I'm exited to explore this forum further and learn a lot!!!