I can’t even remember when I first saw this video, I’ve watched it so many times since. When I first heard of Stacy was when I saw her « Live like you where dying » freestyle on YouTube. To this day her freestyles are the only thing that can give me chills. That and thinking about getting there myself one day.
I have many people to thank for where I am today, and where I’m going. But for the inspiration of doing what others say can’t be done, I have Stacy Westfall to thank.
Seeing that first freestyle, made me realize there is so much more to the horse world then I thought. My motivation has waxed and waned through the years, scares, falls and just plain life changes have changed my outlook.
I purchased a filly in April 2012, with the plans of extending my dream into a realizable goal. I didn’t stick to my plan, and my training with Maggie was inconsistent. I lacked motivation because I didn’t truly believe I could do it.
I don’t know what changed inside me, I know what changed in my life. I grew up, and fell in love. Maybe I was waiting for that missing piece, something solid to pivot around while I jumped off the edge into the unknown. Who knows, however I got here, I’m here now and I can feel the difference.
I look back at the little girl who didn’t even want to try horseback riding, and I look at myself now. I couldn’t imagine not being around horses.
So I’ve got my goals set, bridle in hand and I’m ready to make a little girl’s dream, my reality!