My name is Tuula and I am attending this clinic with my horse Pax. a 14-year-old Friesian gelding. My first “real” encounter with an equine was when I had just turned 40, and now I am 50. I moved to the US eight years ago, and somehow life kept telling me I should be around horses. Pax is my first horse, we met by fate in 2013 and the rest is history. No, I didn’t choose the breed, he just trotted into my life; so many mistakes, so much of learning by and from mistakes, so many happy moments of pushing the envelope! I know that we could have gotten SO much further if I had grown up faster… I have lucked out by having skillful horse people around us. To start with, I didn’t know the parts of a horse even in my native language, and a hoof pick sounded like a tooth pick to me. We have attended multiple clinics within natural horsemanship and that has given us a lot of basic skills that I wish I would have known when I first got into horses. Well… we all have our own paths, don’t we? I am honored to be accepted to attend this clinic and I know Pax and I will be able to learn a lot more; but also, we might be the couple that teaches the audience something, just something little, to someone. I sure wish we will. I don’t have a long list of accomplishments to post out, I only have us to wear on our sleeves. That’ll have to do.