Hi! I’m Pam and I’m the creator of Horses in the Backyard, a blog for horse-crazy people like me who want to build a better life for our equine friends.
I’ve been riding since I was seven, and in love with horses for as long as I can remember. I started out like almost everyone else, getting a lesson a week on a school horse. Then, when I was ten years old, my life changed forever. My parents gave me my first pony, Misty, as a birthday present. For the next decade, I was your typical horse-crazy kid.
I did it all – hunters, jumpers, eventing, dressage, you name it. I ended up achieving my B2 level in Pony Club (and kick myself to this day for not attempting my A but I went off to college instead).
As a young adult I did the requisite working student gigs, and then struck out on my own to spend the next twenty years as a “professional equestrian” (whatever the heck that means!). During that time I worked with horses in every capacity, from stall mucker to coach.
Now I guess you could say I’m living my dream. Not long ago my husband and I bought a small farm in rural Nova Scotia and built a nice little home for our horses, Sunny, Stella and Q. By day, I’m an intrepid office worker in the city. The rest of the time, I’m just trying to build a better life for my horses.