Hello equestrian blog world. I’m happy to be here.
For simplicity sake, or perhaps to stop boring/overwhelming/idk’ing my friends and family across social media platforms, I am changing how I share the daily content about my horses. I can’t imagine who wouldn’t want a social media feed full of a play-by-play of the lives of my horses yet I suspect that many are not in favor of a feed like that. So I am placing the content about the horses here. Many of the early posts will be repeats of what’s already out there on my social. I’ll grab the posts that mean the most to me and post them here. That way things are organized in a way that I would like them to be displayed. You’ll find yourself wowed by the time I’m through <insert joking undertones here>.
Who am I?
If you came here on accident, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Ami. I’m a work from home horse junkie. After a lifetime of riding Western, Hunter/Jumpers, a short stint as a polo groom, I have found my true love: Dressage. My family and I recently moved to a large piece of wooded property which we are slowly converting into a horse farm. We also have cats and dogs which will make an appearance on the blog as well. Our farm is called Woodmark Equestrian and I’m extremely proud of it. I’m probably also obsessed with it in a healthy level, but I’m working on that.
A little about the horses:
My family and I have many horses, but right now only two of them live with us. Chancellor is a 2015 Hanoverian gelding. Regent is (and I didn’t do this on purpose) also a 2015 gelding – but he’s an OTTB war horse. Fun fact: their birthdays are 2 days apart and they are the same height. Chancellor is much more stocky than Regent give that he’s a warmblood so they can’t share any tack or blankets.
Before purchasing Chancellor I had never owned a warmblood. I spent almost my entire riding career on OTTBs with the occasional quarter pony or appendix thrown in there. I got my equestrian start with a rather famous Western focused equestrian when I lived in Ohio as a kid. Despite our best efforts my trainer and I couldn’t convince my parents I needed a horse of my own. We came close but the horse in question didn’t pass the vet check and my parents got cold feet. I had to wait until adulthood to get a horse of my own. I’ll share the horses who made me the equestrian I am as I come across photos of them.
- It’s been years since I’ve written anything that matters so if you’d like to volunteer yourself as my editor, by all means jump right in. I pay in pictures of my horses doing really cute things.
- This blog is for fun and to share things about my horses. I’ve had enough negativity to last a lifetime so please be kind here.
- I’m recovering from the effects of a horse riding accident that was 100% my fault. I ended up diagnosed with PTSD because of it. I’ll probably share a lot about that journey here.
- I have a very good relationship with my vet. If you see something that concerns you about the way I care for my horses let me know (politely please) and I’ll discuss it with my vet.
- I do not want any of my posts to ever come across as criticism or negativity (unless directly stated).