You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with, and I consider myself incredibly lucky to have gotten the lot I have. I tried to write personal shout outs to every person I wanted to thank, and I realized two things; It’s impossible and if it were, no one wants to read them. If you are reading this, thank you for being interested in my journey of pursuing pony adventures. If you are my family, sorry for all those times I only ever talked about horses (like right now!) I am so lucky to call you my people. To each person in the Parelli Community; you are truly making the world a better place for horses and humans. To my Duluthians; thank you for making my home horse community so fun and giving me so many people to look up to. To my friends; here I am, still being the weird horse girl. Thanks for accepting me and supporting me. To Cami; you already know everything I would say here, and for this, I thank you.

There are two bigger shout outs that I do have to make:

First and foremost, to my parents; thank you, thank you, thank you. Read this a million times and it will still not be enough. You have embraced a world you know nothing about, just to support me in my passion. I appreciate you taking my impulsiveness + gypsy soul in stride and for loving me just the same. No matter how far I spread my wings, I will always come home to you.

And to The Wonder Pony, Kelso. Since you won’t read this, I will leave it with a promise to give you your weight in treats, to remember where we came from, to always put you first, and to love you more than possible forever.