When did the horse bug bite?: I was 7 when I started seriously riding, 6 when I first fell in love.
She is from: Boca Raton, FL
She is: I’m a junior in high school. I work for a family with two kids, and I ride horses.
How often does she ride?: 5-6 days a week
What does she rider?: hunter/jumper
What divisions does she show in?: Last year I did a few hopeful hunters and special hunter classes with Lulu, but this year we plan on doing the jumpers and some equitation.
Tell us about your horse. Do you own him/her?: Own. My horse’s name is Lulu and she’s a 6 year old Chestnut OTTB mare. Lulu loves donuts, fruit loops, and oatmeal creme pies. I bought Lulu blind online from New Vocations Racehorse Adoption out of Ohio, and when I got her she had just turned 4. She was about 1500 pounds underweight, nervous, had terrible feet, and walked with a few laps of trot in her. I’m a lucky girl with a great horse, who now goes around like a pro and has a ton of scope. Lulu is my miracle horse!
Why TLE?: I always followed the blog and loved the idea of writing about horses. I am a huge advice giver and love raving about products that work really well to people at the barn. I also love writing about motivation, persevering, and patiences.
Favorite article: My article about necessary selfishness.
How do you get ideas for articles?: Before bed, in the shower, riding, at the barn; whenever they pop into my mind.
Goals: To win classes at A/AA circuit shows and become a more soft, confident, smooth, and consistent rider with my horse.
What does Liv look for in a guest writer?: Creativity! As the launcher of the submissions program and the Senior Editor, I see a lot of repetivity. Write about something we’ve never heard or seen before.
How does Liv spend time away from horses?: Friends and other things. Parties are fun too.
Future horse-related goals?: To run a successful boarding, rehab, and sale farm.Favorite “famous” horse? Rothchild
Favorite “famous” rider?” Beezie Madden
Riding strengths and weaknesses?: My leg, upper body, and eye are my strengths; my weaknesses are my hands and arms.
Must have horse items: Equifit, Parlanti, Samshield, and Ecolicious Equestrian. I couldn’t pick 3.
Must have equestrian apparel?: Sporthorse Lifestyle, Personally Preppy, and Hunt Club.
Betsee Parker’s money or McLain’s eq?: Dr. Bestsee Parker’s money.
Rider Liv looks up to?: Beezie Madden because she’s a flawless rider, has a great head on her shoulders, fantastic horses, and a humane mindset. She puts the horses’ well-being, health, and comfort first and tests every product for months before signing a sponsorship. [She is] truly a model horsewoman.
Horse-related accomplishment: Bringing Lulu along.
Other pets: Yes. I have 2 dogs, Max who’s a mutt and Frankie who’s a pug.
Favorite riding weather?: Cool and sunny spring, fall, or summer days.WEF or Ocala: WEF
Saddle brand?: CWD
Showing colors?: Subtle colors on EquiFit boots, show coats, and helmet monograms in the eq ring that look sharp (such as hunter green, maroon, navy, french blue, cream, etc).
Non-horse-related brands: Too Faced, Benefit, American Eagle, and Nordstrom.