Gingersnap2007 15.3hh Welsh Section D mare. I've owned Ginger since I bought her sight unseen as a project in 2011. This blog started as a way to chronicle our training progress and adventures together. I had hoped to event Ginger, but ending up instead leasing her to my coach for her brave teenage students to event and everyone is happier. I still hop on for the odd ride and love hitting the trails with her. She's known variously as Ms Gingersnap, Ginny, and Big Mare, but will answer happily to any name provided you have her favorite peppermint treats. She's travelled around Western Canada with me the past few years and is known for her big personality and kind nature.
2009 14.1hh Welsh Section D mare. What can I say, I liked Ginger so much I brought another Welsh Cob home in September 2014! Bridget came with a bit of driving training, but not much else. Originally bought as a fun project and confidence booster when I was struggling with confidence on Ginger, B has grown on me and is here to stay. We've had success turning her lazy bum into a fun all around pony, and Bridget is now my go to ride for everything from eventing to dressage to western games. Not bad for a pony I bought solely because she was quiet and cute! Bridget is Ginger's opposite in nearly every way, so the two of them compliment each other perfectly. Bridget's aliases include B, Midget and (the) Midge.
Professional in the tech world, living on the west coast. I have a wonderful husband, G, who loves my horses as much as I do, and a cat who probably wouldn't like them at all.
I grew up riding ponies with little to no supervision in the middle of nowhere and somehow survived. It was only once I grew up and got a real job that I bought my first horse that I started to try to learn to ride 'properly'. I've mostly learned what I do know via the trials and tribulations of the multiple project horses I bought to fund my hobby. In spring of 2015 I moved for work yet again, and by happy coincidence the barn closest to my new job was an eventing barn with an excellent coach. The learning curve is steep, but I'm having fun! I'm previously known as Happy Pony in the Blogosphere, but that got awkward with two ponies, one of which is kind of angry, so my handle is now my name: Teresa, or T.