I loved animals from the very beginning of my life and started riding when I was 8 years old. From that day on I never lost the connection to horses. In 1993, I got my first own horse, an 8-year old Arabian mix named Goldprinz. He was full of energy, way too much energy for my riding skills at that time. I quickly realized that I had to go another way. The following two years I worked hard on myself, learnt how to lead him with patience and to give him comfort and trust. It was a hard time with many setbacks, I was struggling and had sleepless nights. During this time it was more or less the work of Linda Tellington-Jones that helped us move forward together. I attended different courses and she worked with Goldy and I. At this time Linda was a passionate endurance rider and was sure that Goldy could be happy in endurance. During our talks I became fascinated and took the chance to go into endurance riding. Our lives changed completely. My lovely boy Goldy found his passion and became a very different horse. Linda continues to be an inspiration for me.