About the Authors

About the Authors


MikkiOne thing that everyone who knows me says is, I love animals. It’s true. I’ve always been that way. I grew up in a small town in Arizona. We only had dogs as pets, but several of my friends had horses. My experience with horses was with them, and at Girl Scout camp. I am so glad now to have realized my dream of having a horse of my very own. I hope this website will help those of you like me who are overwhelmed by all the information out there that seems to be directed at people who are already experts.

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Bill in the barnSo here’s the scoop on me. I’ve always enjoyed horses but like most people have only been exposed to them on a few trail rides. Months after Mikki got her first horse Valentine, we decided to buy another horse to keep him company. This new horse, Moonshine, is my first horse. So when Mikki and I write about our experiences with our first horses, each of us is truly reporting from the perspective of a newbie as we each have our own first horse.
Mikki and I alternate posting with no particular frequency. I hope you enjoy hearing about our journey into horse ownership from a male and female perspective. I have to warn you, I can be a little long-winded. But I’m more likely to post pictures than Mikki. I’m the computer geek.

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The Kid

The kidAnd finally some info about “the kid”. He’s about 10 years old and has never owned a horse before either. He’s a city boy, turned country by his parents. The kid barely goes near Valentine but we’re working on him. Our goal is to someday buy him his own horse but shhhhhh…don’t tell him.

Farm work can be fun and it’s a great way to get kids out of the house, away from video games, computers, the Internet (gasp!) and other distractions. We try to do things as a family, and that’s good for all of us. With any luck we’ll get him to post a few things about Valentine and Moonshine so we have a kids perspective on things. Who knows, maybe we’ll be surprised.

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