𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝?

"I was introduced to the equine world in a non-intentional way! Growing up around my family's diverse business, I had the oppurtunity to travel often. On a business trip, my parents and I stayed at a resort where they offered trail rides via horseback. of course, I was excited to go on a trail ride in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia! It was there where I was not only introduced to horses but we rode the Tennessee Walking horse breed, and I immediately found a barn offering lessons with Tennessee Walkers when I returned home to Sandusky, Ohio.

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰?

One thing that the general public would find interesting is the fact that the equine industry is a 122 billion dollar industry. From work horses out west, to competition from rodeos to Olympic Jumping, broadcasting, and equine feed companies. The industry is very diverse and also crucial to the U.S. economy!

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝗷𝗼𝗯 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝘁𝘃 𝗵𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗥𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗧𝘃? 𝗪𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗮 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗼𝗿 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘆?

"I am very fortunate to have grown up in a family that is always family first but also entrepreneurial spirited and driven. With that being said, I was accustomed to following. my heart at all times and "doing the right thing." I played and competed with many sports, but eventually only had time for school and horses later on. I never doubted of who and what I was going to be because I experience working hard for something would pay off both with my accomplishments in the equine world as well as school. I was editor of the school newspaper and President of the National Honor Society during high school. Ride TV was a network I saw on tv and knew with my experience in both tv and equine worlds, I was persistent to see if there was an opportunity to be ceased. I simply called the network! I think this seems foreign nowadays because so many people try to do emails, social media, and not be upfront and bold. A call lead to flying to their headquarters and the rest is history!" Said Thorson.