Hi, I’m Shannon and that is me up there. I like to think I’m not a poser, but my photos would like to prove otherwise. I don’t believe that this makes me a bad person, it just means that I seem to have a lot of photos of myself that I quite like!
Anyway, I’m an 18 year old British girl and proud of it! I am well known for being short and ridiculously chatty (once you get to know me). I have been abroad several times and I fell in love with Australia, although it still isn’t enough and there is so much more that I want to see in the world. I definitely need to experience the Northern Lights during my life!
In my most simplest I drink far too much tea, have an unhealthy obsession with collecting items to add to my scrapbook and write way too many to-do lists that I never seem to get to the end of.
A BIT ABOUT THE BLOG.
My blog initially began as an online diary in which I was documenting my life with my current horse Rocky. However it seems to have grown into a lifestyle blog in which I’m posting just about anything that comes into my mind, although it does still heavily feature Rocky as he is still a massive part of my life.
The name ‘MyBeautifulBay’ first originated as a username for a youtube account when I had a gorgeous 13.2hh bay mare named Willow on loan. Sadly we had to retire her due to old age and general wear and tear, but she now lives happily a little way down the round as a gentle lead-rein pony to a doting young girl.
Luckily two years later the name still fits pretty well as I now loan a new 14hh bay New Forest gelding named Rocky. It would appear I have a bit of a thing for New Forest Bays – but this suits me just fine as otherwise the blog wouldn’t make much sense with its current name!
To put it simply MyBeautifulBay is a lifestyle blog for a teenage girl with one pony that seems to make it better along the way.
I aim to show a slight glimpse into the slightly more interesting, or at least I hope, moments of my life but feel free to let me know if I am boring you at any point!
MEET THE ANIMALS…
Rocky, the horse who is most likely to feature frequently through these moments, is a 14hh registered bay New Forest with an attitude entirely of his own. He does as he wants, when he wants and never does anything half-heartedly. But between the leaps, the gallops and the down-right rude moments he has; he is a lovely pony and I truly believe that we will make it in the end! How many pieces we will be in is a different story though…
I feel it is only fair to mention this little mare too, seeing as she was a massive part of my life for near to three years and as my first pony taught me a ridiculous amount of lessons – including how to stick tight to the saddle and avoid the side door that she liked to throw open frequently as we were galloping along out of control! Willow is a 13.2hh bay New Forest and she is the most typical moody mare you could come across, but a few months down the line and I think she trusted me just as much as I trusted her. We did have to retire her though and she moved to her new lead-rein home on the 24th September 2011, where she is loving life, living happily out in the field, rugged to her eyeballs and whole-heartedly loved and fussed by the young girl.
This is another little pony that can’t go without a mention. Sparky is yet another 13.2hh New Forest, but he differs in his colouring as he is Chestnut with a Flaxen mane and tail. I had this gelding for a few years, at the same time as having Willow, because the girl who did have him on loan gave up horse riding and he was a slight handful to say the least. He has now been bought by Hollie, a friend of mine that shared him alongside me and they are a cracking pair!
I guess I also ought to mention my two cats SADIE and JUDE who have some seriously weird personalities, but I wouldn’t want them any other way! They are brother and sister and we have had them since they were tiny!