At eight years old, all I wanted was a Thoroughbred racehorse,
and would pretend I was a jockey riding my horse
(a bicycle works, right?) for hours on end.
When I grew too tall to be a jockey, I cried.
But my passion for horses never died.
For my fifteenth birthday, my dream was finally realized
when my grandmother and I went half and half and
bought ShavehBedoiunMoon. Moon was a
flaxen chestnut Arabian mare, perfect.
I was in love.
Moon was an ex-broodmare, pulled out of the pasture, and together
we started learning dressage. I trained Moon completely on
my own, I only took riding lessons once or twice a week if
I could, and showed her competitively for over 2 years.
We had started schooling 2nd level dressage when
Moon injured herself; we were forced to face an early retirement.
Thankfully, after one year of owning Moon,
my grandmother and I had also bought Moulin Rouge Rou,
a Straight Babson Egyptian mare, and bred her to
Serr Sotamm+, a Straight Babson Egyptian stallion
trained in dressage and owned by
Elaine Yerty of Waller, Texas.
In 2007, when I was seventeen, Kahlidah Kamar Rou was born.
After getting so sick that she ended up at Texas A&M for 15 days,
Kahli survived her harrowing odds, and returned home.
Today, aged four, Kahli, Moon, and Moulin
make up the original Kamar herd, and
these three girls will forever have a home in the heart of that eight year old little girl.