𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐁𝐨𝐲?

The first couple months you are learning how they are ridden and how they need to be taught. You have to use a lot of leg with him and knowing that helped my mindset knowing how I'd need to ride him. All these details you learn and it enhances you're training. It's a lot of hard work.When I was nineteen I did young riders under twenty-one. I started when I was eleven years old!

𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗴𝘆𝗺𝗻𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱?

Yeah, when I was 9 or 10 I was just getting too injured and the coaching back then was pretty intense. My parents didn't think it was health anymore and they pulled me out. I was eight years old at the time and in hindsight it was absolutely the right call. I was just used to being screamed at by coaches. Thankfully my parents have a lot of wisdom and pulled me out and it has led to where I am now. I didn't do horses at all until about age eleven. I ended gymnasytics and for a year or two I didn't do anything. But, I just always loved horses and I begged my parents to ride for years. We happened to get a referral to ride at a dressage barn. I started riding and fell in love and never looked back!

𝐈 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐡𝐮𝐠𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈'𝐦 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥. 

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫?

Mathew 5:16 Let your life shine before all men that they may see your good works and glorify the father in heaven.
It's basically just saying live in such a way people see you and want to be like Jesus. My faith is everything to me, it is who I am, he is who I live for. Life is about serving others, life is about how you can help your neighbor and love your neighbor. The darker the world the brighter your light can shine. I have to stay connected to Jesus so I don't get pulled down by how dark of a world it can be. You go above and beyond and those things really stand out. If people can see me and realize it's Jesus working through me it would be an even bigger accomplishment than winning a Gold Medal at the Olympics for the rest of my life. My faith has helped me with who I am and how hard I work. Being kind and trying to embody everything that christ is. He is full of love and patience and kindness. If everyone was more like Jesus imagine how great of a community it would be!