All of a sudden this became a family business when my son Oskar joined as a part-time trail guide. Oskar loves the great outdoors and a very active life style filled with adventures. He learned to ride horses at a young age but his passion growing up was downhill biking including building trails and ramps for jumps.
Oskar has had several jobs over the last few years in the restaurant business as a host and waiter, and as a valet parking driver where he learned a nice touch with people. Now a college student his studies have so far included, fine arts, graphic and industrial design.
You will meet Oskar on coming trail rides on his favorite horses George and JJ. When not studying or riding horses with me he spends his time with friends and his German shepherd dog Louie. Oskar has also shown interest in competing in endurance riding and we are planning a 30 mile ride at Camp Far West this winter.
I grew up with horses in Sweden on a breeding ranch where I rode and drove Swedish Gotland ponies. I also did pony club, local hunter/jumpers and dressage shows on a frisky arab/welsh mare after I outgrew the ponies. Horses was my life back then, and still is, although for many years had to take a back seat because of education, family and career.
After a successful career as a scientist and biotech consultant I wanted horses back in my life. I found my wonderful Morgan gelding Jacob, and together we have been doing many miles on beautiful trails around the San Francisco Bay Area including volunteer trail patrolling for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. For fun, I compete in endurance and will do a few 50 mile rides this year.
For many years, I've been thinking about how to make horses my next career. And what better way than to share with others what I love the most: horses and nature. I know the good trails, the scenic vistas and the spots to give the horses a break with juicy grass and crystal clear water. My goal is that you go home after riding with me and say: "This was my best trail ride ever!"
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