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!