Hi all!! Thanks for the great welcome!! Everyone calls me Gem, but whatever you are comfortable with is fine
I do not have a horse of my own, but will get the use of the TB mare that glen is getting, this week
we hope hehe. I live in Queens, just out side NYC and can not wait to get to the wide open spaces!
A little about me, I have been riding for 23 years, since I was 4. I have taken lessons here and there, as well as been a beginner instructor for children and adults. I have worked at all 3 riding stables that are around my neighborhood. I have never competed, never had that want. I have always wanted a bond with a horse that goes beyond just horse and rider team.
I am very excited to learn AND and a more natural way to just BE with a horse. I can not wait to start working with Emma, and build a bond with her. Glen has already given me some insight into what I will be learning and I must say, this is better then i could ever have imagined. I am truly amazed at some videos I have seen and some of the posts here that I have read have truly opened my eyes to what it really means to be one with your horse and have them trust you completely because they want to not because they are more afaid of what you might do then what they are already afraid of.
I will also get the opportunity to switch Emma from a snaffle to bitless, with Glen as my teacher and all of you here I am sure I will learn a lot more then anywhere else.
I can not wait to start my own diary, chronicling everything I am learning from Emma and Glen.
Looking forward to talking to you all more as the days pass. I leave here May 3rd and will land May 5th in SA.
Till next time,