Jan 30, 2013

Soooooo, I wanted to try this thing out.

I’ve wanted to get some kind of blog for a while now but just never got around to it. But now is finally the time. So first I guess I’ll explain a little about myself, not that anyone will probably be reading it so here I go.

There’s really three things that really define who I am, three aspects that you can divide my life into, and three parts that are basically completely unrelated to each other.

First of all I am currently a university student enrolled in the most amazing degree ever: Math. And there was no verbal irony involved in the typing of that sentence. Well maybe a slight amount, but if I didn’t love it I wouldn’t be devoting most of my time to it. I love math and specifically calculus, I made the mistake of taking a lot of linear algebra type courses last semester. I’ll just say that it wasn’t the greatest semester. 

Now that I’ve added some context to how my life is arranged at the moment (classes, midterms, residence, homework, you know the drill) I’ll introduce the main characters of my life, my horses.

This is Blizzard. She’s a five year old WelshX mare and she stands around 13.2 hh. I have been working with her since she was 3 and I have essentially done all the training on her besides the halter breaking. This photo is from the beginning of 2012 after one of her first rides:)

And this is Paige. I’ve had her for 7 years now and she’s my best friend. I know there’ll never be another horse as much like myself as she is. Every time I go to describe something about her personality, I stop and realize that it could be applied to myself just as easily. She’s 12 years old now, and hopefully pregnant. She’s registered as a paint, but, as you can see, she has no spots. Though I do think the amount of markings she has is a influence from her paint background.

And, to add my main hobby to my life I have books. I love to read, specifically Kelley Armstrong, Tamora Pierce and Sarah Rees Brennan. Though if I had to pick a favourite book it would be The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievfater. The way she portrays the horse-human bond is so real, and adding my two favourite books genres (horses and fantasy) together was just too much awesome.

I grew up reading any horse book I could get my hands on, until I was introduced to fantasy at age 8 in the form of Harry Potter, which by the way governs most of the references I make in my life. And from then I never looked back. 

So this post has become much longer than I initially expected. I now have so many thoughts jumping around about what I could write about that I fear I must quit while I’m ahead.