Cast of Characters


2007 15.3hh Welsh Section D mare. I've owned Ginger since I bought her sight unseen as a project in 2011. This blog started as a way to chronicle our training progress and adventures together. I had hoped to event Ginger, but ater a fee years ran into confidence issues on my big, sharp, and spooky mare, so ending up instead leasing her to my coach for her brave teenage students to event and everyone is happier. She's travelled around Western Canada with me the past few years and is known for her big personality and kind nature.


2009 14.1hh Welsh Section D mare. What can I say, I liked Ginger so much I brought another Welsh Cob home in September 2014! Bridget came with a bit of driving training, but not much else. Originally bought as a fun project and confidence booster when I was struggling with confidence on Ginger, B has grown on me and is here to stay. We've had success turning her lazy bum into a fun all around pony, and Bridget is now my go to ride for everything from eventing to dressage to western games. Not bad for a pony I bought solely because she was quiet and cute!  Bridget is Ginger's opposite in nearly every way, so the two of them compliment each other perfectly. Bridget's aliases include B, Midget and (the) Midge.


Professional in the tech world, living on the west coast. I have a wonderful husband, G, who loves my horses as much as I do, and a cat who probably wouldn't like them at all. I grew up riding ponies with little to no supervision in the middle of nowhere and somehow survived. It was only once I grew up and got a real job that I bought my first horse that I started to try to learn to ride 'properly'. I've mostly learned what I do know via the trials and tribulations of the multiple project horses I bought to fund my hobby. In spring of 2015 I moved for work yet again, and by happy coincidence the barn closest to my new job was an eventing barn with an excellent coach. The learning curve is steep, but I'm having fun! I'm previously known as Happy Pony in the Blogosphere, but that got awkward with two ponies, one of which is kind of angry, so my handle is now my name: Teresa, or T.


Husband. Nicest person I've ever met. Animal lover, and #1 supporter of Team Bridget.


My coach. Previous upper level eventer and eventing coach extraordinaire, who now also rides dressage and is great at riding and coaching that too. I'd be envious if I didn't know how hard she works for it.


My coach's lovely and opinionated upper level dressage prospect. I sometimes take lessons on her to help my own riding and training with Bridget as they're quite similar temperament wise, but Audrey is 'more' : More mare 'tude, further along training wise, and a lot more talented. She has much to teach me.


Infrequently mentioned, a barn friend's gigantic grey 3/4 TB event mare that I exercise once a week when I'm in the area. She's big and bold, but a cuddly sweetheart once you earn her affection. She's also a sometimes subject of my lesson recaps - another one that has much to teach me!


  1. That 2nd to last line "one of which is kind of angry..." I'm rolling over here laughing! Glad I found your blog.

  2. Hi T!

    Just wanted to let you know that I'm hosting an equestrian blogger contest and you've been nominated!

    Here's the post with the details:

    Let me know if you accept the nomination, I hope you do!! (to accept, please e-mail me at

    Don't forget to spread the word about it and nominate some blogs of your own! :)

    Aryelle Stafford

  3. Dear Teresa,

    I’m Sophie BURY, founder of the French equestrian startup, Equi-Hub.
    What’s Equi-Hub ?
    Equi-Hub is a collaborative website which is gathering all french equestrian blogs.
    Now, we are proud to open our service to all the English-speaking equestrian blogs community. Our target is to create the widest bloggers equestrian community… of the web… and more :-)
    Why Equi-Hub ?
    Equi-Hub is a very personal project : i’m blogger too on Horse-Connect ( - Sorry, it’s french :-)
    With my husband, HervĂ©, we have created Equi-Hub to meet a requirement of all horse riders & lovers : Staying in touch with equestrian trends.
    On our french version (created on august 2015 and available on, we have gathered more than 5500 posts produced by 84 french bloggers. All the posts are classified by categories : 
    * Equestrian culture
    * Horse’s Health& Care
    * Shopping
    * Equestrian Life
    * Horse practices.
    To begin the Equi-Hub international adventure, i would like to propose you to reference your equestrian blog.
    It’s totally free of charge and the inscription is very fast and simple :
    First, you would have to create an account on 

    In a second time, please,send me by mail the RSS flow of your blog.
    I hope you will be interested by Equi-Hub project and will join our community!
    Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have some questions about the Equi-Hub project !

    A gentle pat to yours beautiful Bridget and Gingersnap from France :-)
    With kindest equestrian regards,
    Sophie BURY
    Founder of Equi-Hub
    Tel. + 33 6 40 20 60 91

  4. Hi Teresa,

    First off, wanted to say that I really enjoy this blog! I recently started a blog about my horsemanship adventures/journey and I really think it might be up your alley. I encourage you to check it out, and if you like it, I would be honored if you would post about it/comment on it/etc. It is cenetered around embracing the emotions, fear, worry and anxiety of the day to day life of a horse.

    I love questions, thoughts, and a great discussion, so don't hesitate to reach out!

    Thank you for all you do for these animals!


  5. Hi Teresa,

    Just found your fun little blog. Interested in doing a tack (product) review for our company? If so please contact me at Put the name of your blog in the subject line with my name: Jacke Let me know. Thanks!