5 Current favorites

My 5 favorite…

… Movies? La la land ❤, The imitation game, Me before you, The notebook, How to train your dragon

… Foods? Cucumber, Vegan ice cream, Fry’s family chicken style burgers, Violife’s vegan cheddar cheese and (ofc) French fries

… Objects? My powerbank, my Nikon D5300, my iPhone 7 plus, my rope halters and my bed

… Pieces of clothing? Sweatpants, cozy slippers, warm socks, super stretchy jeans and oversize t-shirts

… Songs? Nothing (The script), Say you won’t let go (James arthur), Castle on the hill (Ed sheeran), Cold (Maroon 5), and all the songs from La la land

… Drinks? Water, orange juice, Oatly chocolate oat drink, Capri-sun and Fanta exotic

… Things to do? Be with my animals, go to the movies, take a walk in the forest, play video games with my husband and watch series in bed

… TV Series? The night manager, Sherlock, The walking dead, Parks and recreation, Grey’s anatomy

… Animals? Lions, Squirrels, Alpacas, Dolphins and Foxes

… Bands/Artists? Ed Sheeran, OneRepublic, The Script, Maroon 5 and John Mayer

… Countries? Australia, New zealand, Sweden, England and Norway

… Actresses? Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Anna Kendrick and Alicia Wikander.

… Colors (in order)? Grey, Purple, Yellow, Red and White.

… Favorite places? At home, in the forest, in an empty movie theater, at the stable and in bed

… Horse breeds? Ardennes horses, Shetland ponies, Clydesdales, PRE:s and shire horses

… Actors? Ryan Gosling, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt and Liam Hemsworth

… Favorite books? Harry potter, Harry potter, Harry potter, Harry potter, Harry potter

… Dog breeds? Hunting spaniels, Shiba inus, Miniature bull terriers, Pomeranians and ofc mixed breeds

… Horse trick? Any dressage movement done at liberty, laying down, fetch, rear and piaffe

… Favorite emojis? 😍😂😭👌🏻😘

Who am I?

Hello and welcome to my blog! I have decided to only write in english (except for a few posts here and there) since it takes too much time for me to post in both swedish and english like I used to do.

Hopefully my swedish readers will still follow my blog and of course it’s okay to post swedish comments, just like before. This blog is mainly for documenting my training with my foal (soon to be yearling) Vidar, but also for expressing my view on horses, horse training, dogs, cats and life in general. I will of course also write about Alvin and Humle, so don’t worry. 😉

My name is Paulina and I’m 24 years old. I can never remember my age though and always have to ask my husband about it. 😂 I’ve been around horses almost my whole life and after focusing only on dressage all that time, something suddenly changed. I gave up riding and decided to get a mini (Alvin) and he changed everything for me. Since I couldn’t ride him I explored the vast world of trick training, liberty dressage and all other aspects of being friends with a horse instead of making it do what I want. That was 7 years ago.

It has now been about 10 years since I rode regularly and the past few years I started feeling it again. The same feeling that I got when I quit riding. It was (once again) time to change. For the first time in all these years I finally felt worthy of riding again, like I had earned it. I wanted to take my years of learning how to cooperate, communicate and bond with horses up in the saddle. I wanted to ride again, but not to control, force or win ribbons. I wanted to ride WITH my horse.

And since I love to shape my horses after my own way of training it felt right to start from the very beginning instead of getting a horse that was already trained to perfection. I wanted a foal, a clean slate, to do everything myself. If I were to sit in the saddle again I wanted to have earned it. I wanted a horse who would be as new to riding as I am after all these years. So in the beginning of 2016 my journey of finding the perfect horse began. I will tell you more about how it went later on! ☺️

Some quick and random information about me. Things you really don’t need to know but also things I would really love to tell you.

  • I have two dogs, four cats and three horses.
  • I’m married to my first ever boyfriend that I met 9 years ago, we’ve been together since then and have now been married for 2 years.
  • I just went vegan after 1,5 years as a vegetarian. 
  • I have my own company and work from home. Best colleagues ever (PETS!!!)
  • I have a dream of becoming a writer.
  • I’m left handed, a gemini and INTP personality type.
  • Besides animals my hobbies include video games, movies, TV series… Anything calm and away from people!
  • I’m obsessed with potatoes in all forms (fries/mash/boiled/whatever)
  • I swear too much
  • I don’t drink alcohol or smoke, neither have I ever tried it. Not even once.
  • I have never tasted coffee
  • Cute animals literally (!) make me cry
  • I have ADHD. It makes me impulsive and I have a hard time concentrating for longer periods of time .
  • I cannot STAND loud noises. It makes my brain go crazy.
  • I have never spent a single night without our dogs.
  • I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome when I was younger.
  • I love to sing even though I suck at it.
  • Disney movies are amazing (not a fact abut me, just a statement, really)
  • I hate raw tomatoes and all types of mushrooms.
  • I have a scuba certification but no driver’s license.
  • I have three tiny scars on my face. Two from when I was attacked by a rooster and one from biting through my bottom lip.
  • I have a tattoo of a dolphin on my wrist in memory of my mother who died in a scuba diving accident (she was a diving instructor).
  • Before I dyed my hair red i had never even dared to get highlights. Most random thing ever.
  • I’m more of a cat person than a dog person, although I love them all.
  • I’m literally the most introverted person on this planet. I hate leaving the house, socializing, etc. I don’t answer my phone when it rings and I never open the door if it knocks.
  • The thing I hate most about myself is my bad memory. I ALWAYS forget where I put my things and I have the memory of a goldfish. Okay, a goldfish has probably better memory than me to be honest.