Hello lovely people!
So a few of you managed to send through some questions which I greatly appreciate As promised here are my answers:
How old is Tofino? 16. Born 2000
How long have you had your horse? Since 2011
Did you have experience with horses before getting Tofino? Yes and no. I had a few lessons at riding schools but it is completely different owning a horse, than just going for lessons. I would suggest leasing first or making sure you have someone with you who knows what they’re doing. I was lucky to have @popthepony by my side .
What got you into horses? I’m not so sure, once I hopped on, I couldn’t see it any other way. And I love the fact that there is no age limit, there is no gender separation when it comes to competing too. It is more than just a sport, it is a relationship with your horse ❤
Why did you chose to continue after your accident? It’s a passion, and if you’re passionate about something, you don’t allow any obstacles to get in your way.
Would you buy another horse? Not yet. I still have a lot to learn, and a lot to overcome with regards to my injury. Perhaps in the future, but I would rather ride for someone to be honest.
Why did you start your website? I wanted to share the information and knowledge I have within the equestrian world, and include reviews on different products to be able to help riders out there to invest on items that are worth it as everything is so expensive when it comes to horses >_<
Do you do any other form of exercise outside or riding? Yes, I try to workout at least 3x a week, be it power walking, or strengthening exercises such as push ups, pull ups, lunges, squats etc. This helps keep myself balanced.
Do you consider riding cruel? Yes, and no. I am against many many things in the equestrian world that’s for sure, but it all depends on the rider, how they treat their horses and listen to them.
What are your goals for this season? Honestly, just to try our best at shows every now and then and have fun doing so. Although I cam very competitive with myself, I don’t want to push Tofino unless I completely feel like he’s up for it, especially with him losing his vision we have to take it slow.
Favourite brand? This is a tough one!
Clothing: I love Cavalleria Toscana and Kingsland Equestrian as they have classic designs. I also like Equine couture as they are cheaper, and mimic other brands and are innovative with their breeches.
Tack: Prestige Italia
Horse items: Veredus
Favourite equipment? I’m a little obsessed with Saddles 😛
Favourite discipline? I personally love jumping and dressage, but I also love watching western riding.
Favourite Show jumper/idol? Also tough! I love how Michel Robert really tries to educate and teach, I love Marcus Ehning’s riding, he’s so gentle; and I love Luca Moneta’s relationship with his horses.
Favourite riding breeches? Kingsland Equestrian.
What boot would you recommend for barn chores? Ariat Barnyard belle h2o boots. I wrote a review on them and I love how durable and tough they are.
Would you ever sell Tofino? NO! He’s my baby boy worth more than a million dollars.
If you have any more questions I would be happy to add them to the post 🙂