My Riding Story – Part 1

I’m going to assume that people who view my new YouTube channel probably haven’t been reading my blog all along.  And since I’m the kind of person who always wants to know someone’s story before I really get into reading their blog or watching their YouTube channels, maybe I’m a bit prone to being obsessed with sharing all of the details of my story – in case anyone else is curious too.  So, I decided that the best way to kick off my YouTube channel was with first an Intro video that gave some background information on me and the horses.  And then of course the next logical step would be to make even more videos with even more background information, right?  Cause that’s what I did, so I hope I’m not just over-sharing, haha.  Oh well.  I figured my blog reader’s might appreciate the video as well, especially because it features lots of footage of adorable little child me.  😉

So here’s my latest video.  I promise I’ll be back to posting actual BLOG posts soon too.

New YouTube Channel!

I’ve always loved watching YouTube videos from other equestrians, so I finally decided to get out there and start my own channel.  I think a “vlog” in addition to this blog will be a good way to share my journey to a wider audience hopefully!

Without further ado, here’s my channel welcome video.  More to come soon!


And here is the link to my actual channel: Four Hooves and a Prayer on YouTube.

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I’m hoping to upload videos from horse shows and lessons, product reviews and hauls, tours, tips, how-tos, and more!  If you have any ideas for videos you’d like to see, please leave them as a comment here or on the video!

2017 AHJA Year-End Awards Banquet

Tonight was the 2017 Arkansas Hunter Jumper Association (AHJA) Year-End Awards Banquet.  Although our show year ends in early November, the club takes the rest of the year off so as not to conflict with any holidays, and then has the banquet the following January.

Division High Point Awards laid out at the banquet

Because I’m the club secretary, I coordinate with the show secretary a lot, and the two of us work together to keep track of members and points throughout the year.  It works out pretty well, especially because Paige is the show secretary, and also basically my best horsey friend.

After winning four championships and one reserve out of five shows for the year, it was pretty easy to figure out where I was in the standings for my division with common sense alone.  So it wasn’t any surprise to me that I’d be winning certain awards.

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Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year!  It’s 2018 and that means it’s time to look ahead to the next twelve months, right?  Actually I haven’t always been a “New Year’s Resolutions” kind of person.  I think in the past I’ve been more of an “in-the-moment” type person, and although I love planning ahead, I haven’t been as structured as I could be when it comes to making resolutions and setting goals.  That said, I did still accomplish a lot of “goals” last year as they came up.  🙂

This year though, I want to be more structured about a lot of things in my life, and setting riding goals is one aspect I’d like to focus on.  My personal theme or motto for 2018 is “be the person you want to be”.  That’s really broad and vague, but to me, it still means a lot.  If I want to be a person who sets goals, then I need to put in the work and sit down and set those goals, and then put in more work to accomplish them.

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