Horse Stats
New Name: Norma Jean
Age: 2003
Gender: mare
Date Adopted: September, 2011
Current Discipline: Pleasure
  • normajeanrydersierra


    "I have been taking lessons for a little over a year now. I have loved it from the very start. I started taking lessons on a quarter horse named Hollywood. He is a big and lovable horse, but after a while my trainer thought that I should have lessons on a horse that will challenge me a little more and take me to a higher level in horseback riding. That is when she put me on a Standardbred named Norma Jean. Riding Norma Jean was so much different than Hollywood. Her trot was more smooth and she didn’t always do what I wanted her to do when I wanted her to do it. She was learning at the same time I was! But I ended up liking having a lesson on her so much more than Hollywood. We got to experience so many things together for the first time and the time that I have spent with her has gone by so fast. I have now been taking lessons on Norma Jean for about 7-8 months. Together we have accomplished so many things! We have been to one SPHO show, a hunter-pace trail ride, and fair! We have bonded so much and I quickly grew to love her. My favorite thing to do with her was fair week. I liked it because I was the only one with a Standardbred and that made me stick out. We got many ribbons that week and it was so much fun! I cannot wait to take Norma Jean to fair again. I also liked the hunter-pace trail ride. It was her first trail ride, and mine. She did great! We both loved going through the woods and over small jumps. It was a blast! We have also gone to one other show; the SPHO spring show! It was so much fun, and very nerve racking! It was my very first time competing! I am so excited and proud to say that the first time I entered the show ring it was with Norma Jean. We entered in about five classes and got placed in three! These past few months with this Standardbred have been amazing! We have both learned so much, and experienced a lot together." Sierra Stewart, OH