One of the things I want to do with my blog is to record the journey with my horse Ember. It might seem like I should have started that 10 years ago when she came to me but hey better late than never.
To say she hasn't been an easy horse is a bit of an understatement, but she has also been the greater teacher and the greatest inspiration and has always pushed me to be the best I can.
She came to me as a very green 6 year old. It was impossible to ride her safely, I couldn't get near her hindlegs or feet and she had had an accident when she was younger that left her with a twisted pelvis and a slightly bowed canon bone. But the biggest problem she had was emotional, she had separation anxiety and was herd bound on a dangerous scale.
So far she has taken me on an incredible journey, I have learnt so much, ad have still more to learn, I have made mistakes but there have been some amazing parts to. She has inspired me to design a bridle especially for her which then I patented and now sell. And more important she has inspired me to help others.
So why am I sharing my journey now, the first reason is that I wasn't blogging before so I have some catching up to do. The second is it that we are now going to be doing more training. Whilst emotionally she is a lot better there are still some physical issues I need to fix. Over the years she has gone pretty well but I always thought that there was still some crookedness, so this year we are focusing on straightness training and you never know, I might get that demo horse I always wanted.