Youth World Finals

This week, youth world finals is taking place in Perry Georgia. I have been watching the show online as much as I possibly can and keeping in touch with some of my clients that are there so I can keep up with what is going on. Twitter has been hopping with Youth World tweets this week also. I am now too old to go run at the Youth World show, but I had so many awesome experiences at the show I felt like this would be a good time to do a Friday Flashback. I started running NBHA in 1998. I qualified and went to youth world finals every year starting in 1999 until I was too old to compete. I loved the show. I competed in Memphis and Jackson. 2001 was definitely the most memorable year I had at the show. Over the years, I met tons of lifelong friends, I got to see some AMAZING horse/rider combinations, and gained memories that will last me a lifetime. Here is a picture from the 2001 Youth World Championships held in Jackson MS.




Need Some Advice

Well it seems as if it has been FOREVER since I posted. I have been insanely busy this summer with horses, lessons, family, the new barn (trying to get it finished and all the horses/business moved). I need some advice though…. I ride horses for a living, I work outside everyday. I need a pair of boots that will hold up. I have a tiny foot and the way I step is messed up. I got a new pair of boots for Christmas. The leather has already separated from the sole. I cannot justify buying new boots every 6 months. I need a pair of boots that will last. My issue is, if I try to save money, and buy children’s boots they fit perfect, but do not hold up. If I spend the money and buy adult boots, they just do not fit right and they do not hold up much longer. I need a GOOD pair of boots, I need your help. What is a great brand of boots? I don’t really care about flashy boots, yes I ADORE cute boots, but I really need a pair that will hold up. I prefer just a plain color square toe and I always wear my jeans over my boots so I don’t really see a point in buying cute boots to work in.  What brand of boots do you wear/recommend?