LYPA Rider of the Week: Taylor Walker
Taylor Walker and her horse Strutter can be found all over Lakota social media with their impressive long distance trail riding accomplishments. We caught up with her to find out a little more about her an her horse!
5 Quick Questions:
Q: Why do you ride?
Riding is my greatest passion. I love it for the horses, the lifestyle, the physical and mental challenge, and for the way it forces me to work outside my comfort zone.
Q: Name a fun fact about yourself:
I am a huge Star Trek nerd!
Q: What makes your horse special?
Strutter is one of the smartest horses I’ve ever met; he has opinions about almost everything. He won’t do anything unless he’s convinced its a good idea. I’m the same though, so thats why we get along so well!
Q: How do you calm your nerves before a big ride?
I’m usually too busy preparing for the ride to worry about being nervous. I just try to focus on our game plan and make sure we’re ready to go. Sometimes I think Strutter gets more nervous than me.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given by another horseman/woman?
“Thank your horse as often as possible; he doesn’t owe you anything.”
Follow Taylor and Strutter to see what they’re up too!
Check out the Lakota blog next Tuesday for the next LYPA Rider of the Week…it could be you!