We’re from England and my mom, Joan, loved horses. She was the well-rounded one. Dad was a WWII veteran ran feed lots once out of the service. He was tenacious and spoke his mind, so we moved around a lot from the various jobs he worked on and the various employers he told where to go. Eventually, we moved to Canada and it was a natural fit to surround ourselves with animals and hard work. I’m still grateful for that mix of personalities to give me an honest and well- rounded approach to living. I still smile about growing up as a little girl getting pet pigs and sheep as birthday presents. It was a unique upbringing, that’s for sure!
If you’ve ever heard of inspired action this is how I got started. Some time ago I was needing some repairs done to my horse blankets. I was boarding at a stable, asked around and everyone recommended the same person. The experience wasn’t great and I was amazed there were no other options to choose from. I was looking for another business venture and thought, well, why can’t I be that someone? I started digging and came across a lady that was in the business. She helped mentor me a bit and we had a great chat about how she got started. At the end of the conversation she said to me, “You should open up a consignment store for riding equipment!”. There were none in the area and I could add the blanket service into the mix. The rest, as they say, is history.
Being that horses do all kinds of silly things and get themselves into mischief, the name “Horse’n Around” kinda came naturally. The store opened its doors May of 2011 and was quickly welcomed in the community. There were some bumps and bruises along the way but, I can proudly say that it was all worth it. I wanted it to be a place where you can come in and find what you need, save some money and make your life with your horse as carefree as possible.