The only thing that can get me up willingly (and happily) at 4am is knowing there's a horse waiting for me. I've been a horseback rider since I was little, and I'll never not be. It's my hobby, my zen, my happy place. I have competed in countless horse shows throughout the years, but my favorite thing is to be out in the middle of a field in Virginia horse country before the rest of the world is up. It's so peaceful and just awesome to view the world from atop a horse. Galloping through woods, racing up mountains, and jumping over creeks with my 1,000 pound loyal friend at the crack of dawn... What Could Be Better?!
- Julie N.