Lisa North and Angus
As a young girl I grew up in beautiful UK countryside surrounded by horses. At an early age I found myself enchanted and drawn to the magic of these creatures and all I wanted to do was ride.
Unfortunately the cost was prohibitive so as a result I made a complete nuisance of myself pestering anyone with horses to let me muck out in exchange for a ride. My desire to own my own horse persisted into adulthood and as a young mum I got lucky. I was gifted Mitzi by a family friend. Sadly I only had Mitzi for 5 years as set of circumstances conspired against me and I had to give up my beautiful mare.
Eighteen horseless years went by, but my desire for horse ownership never abated. A mix of good fortune, the right situation and a wonderful husband found me in a position where for the first time in my life at 42 I was looking for a horse to buy.
I had grown up around Thoroughbreds and knew them to be wonderful horses and the concept of a life after racing appealed to me. It was through this avenue that I got to meet and fall in love with Angus.
When I met him he was so relaxed and chilled and just the most gorgeous horse to look at that I wanted to buy him right there and then. My first ride was a little daunting as I'd not ridden for more than eighteen years but Angus took such care of me. It was as if he knew me already. I bought him, of course, and kept him agisted with Lyn Shand, his previous owner, until we were ready to move him and us to our newly purchased horse property where we are now.
I've not competed on Angus yet but he is just so talented, bold and willing. He's just got to wait for me to catch up!
It is now six months on from when Angus and I started our partnership. He has given me the confidence to get back in the saddle again and has inspired me to get out there and give things a go. He forgives my bad riding and shows me the way. I still pinch myself everyday and cannot believe how lucky I am.
My Angus is just the most special boy. Not a bad bone in his body and just the cutest most adorable nature. He makes me laugh daily and fills me with such joy that I’m sure one day my heart will burst. I feel like the cat that got the cream. He is the most beautiful horse ever. He completes me!