Hello, I’m Angela, and I have been obsessed with horses for as long as I can remember. I still have a painting I did as a child that has the caption “the pony is going clippity cloppity” (written by a carer as I was not old enough to write).
Up until having kids my entire lifestyle revolved around horses. I spent time with them every day feeding, grooming, riding, training, etc. I lived on a property so they could live in the backyard. Most holidays I went on included the horses. Sure, I had/have other hobbies, but horses were, and are, far more than a hobby for me.
Giving up, or even taking a break from, horses after having a baby was never going to be an option for me. So, I set out to see what support there was out there for people like me. Turns out there isn’t much and so I started the journey on my own.
In my travels I came across the Horsey Mums Collective and got quite excited, finally I had found a community of like-minded people. Only to discover it was no longer active. So, I decided to take it on to help other mums just like me.
Throughout most of my adult riding life I have come across many mums, and the story was often the same. They mostly took a break from horses and riding to start families and were only able to get back in once their kids were a bit older, or for some it wasn’t until their kids left home that they found time again. Naturally, I was worried that maybe that would be the path I would have to take. I was not going to give up without a fight! Of course, it was a battle with myself.
I went through all the usual through processes (is this selfish, is it fair on the horses, will it take too much time away from my kids) and I came to the conclusion that to be the best version of me horses need to be in my life. Where there’s a will there’s a way! Anything is possible if you want it badly enough, right?
I’m here to not only show you that it is absolutely possible and extremely rewarding to keep horses in your life and be a good mum, but also to help you on your journey no matter what stage you are at.