My name is Kimberly and I have been hauting Horsecity.com since about 2002. I am a breeder, trainer and riding instructor. I own a small farm just south of San Antonio, TX, Calaveras Appaloosas & Sport Horses.
I started out riding and learning at 9 years old, with 2x Hall of fame Inductee, Sherri Mell. Though I never really got the roping bug, I have been know to heel once in a while. When it comes to western I prefer to do reining, working cow horse, Barrel racing, and pole bending. My heart for the last 9 years has been in dressage. I have really switched from riding stock horses to huge warmbloods. I stick mainly to open shows, and not dealing with much of the politics of the breed shows. Best part is I still work my western and cattle horses, and turn around in the same day riding Trakehners, and Belgian Warmbloods in dressage and jumping! I love it.
I currently have a small breeding opertation at my ranch and stand an Appaloosa Stallion, and a Trakehner Stallion, i have 3 warmblood mares ( Oldenburg, Belgian Warmblood, & Trakehner) I also have 3 Appaloosa mares ( one is the dam to my Appaloosa stallion) and 1 Appaloosa gelding, and last but certianly not least, two Thoroguhbreds, 1 mare and 1 gelding. My 5 wonderful kids keep me busy and the horses just as much. I have a loving, wonderful and extra supportive husband too!
Im considered the odd ball at many shows .....covered in tattoos, and such. Many people see my tats and jusdge my equine knowledge and riding ablity on that......then they see what I can do. The shock and Awe factor is always fun to see. Ive made more friends that way!! I dont frequent Horsecity Forums as much as I used too, as life has happened. I remeber coming here and helping and having other help me too. This is one of the best sites around and Im glad to still be a part of it. Hopefully a more active part of it too!!