Three years ago, my trainer and I drove to PA with one horse in the trailer. He was tall, handsome, and as athletic as I could ever need. We returned with a short, kind of strangely built, corgi horse (and me with a lighter wallet).

It was probably a trade that made no sense. My old horse was easily jumping around Novice courses. He was brave, flashy, and even registered, but our relationship was in tatters. I had very few rides that didn’t end in tears, and he was just as miserable.

May (then known as Krimpet aka Too Many Cupcakes) was about as green as any horse I had ever ridden. Steering was optional, rhythm didn’t exist, and we needed about 20 – 30 trot steps to get the canter. However, she was clearly brave, smart, and pretty unflappable. In the end, that was all I needed. I loaded her into the trailer, shrugged at my trainer, and said, “If it doesn’t work out, someone will want her as a trail horse.” In fact, the below was the best pics we could get of her the first day:



It’s been three years, and I can pretty confidently say that it worked out. (And I’ve gotten a lot better at photographing her)

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  1. martidoll123

    I read the title as Three years with a Corgi Princess and think it fits better ๐Ÿ™‚ Love her. She is just the cutest and I am so glad you found her. happy 3 years ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Emily

      She is a princess, but she’s my princess and I love her. We had such a moment last night. I was walking her back to her field, no lead rope on, and I thought I saw something on her foot. I stopped, and touched her stifle, and she just stopped and patiently waited for me to come over and check her foot before we both continued on back to the field. <3

  2. Jannae Cox

    Happy 3 Years! Here’s to many more for you two together!!

  3. KC Scott

    Happy 3 years! Krimpet is such an awesome name, but May fits her better. Happy you’re so happy with her and she looks fantastic!

    1. Emily

      If you had seen how FAT she was when I got her, Too Many Cupcakes would’ve made sense too! hahaha

  4. emma

    aw i love all the pics, congrats on three years! and personally i’m glad you changed her name from Krimpet lol bc of some past negative associations with ponies sharing that name…. lol

    1. Emily

      Hahaha thanks. She has a pony personality, but I couldn’t let her keep the “pony” name. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. nadsnovik

    Great photos! She’s such a lovely horse! So glad you found her and found what was right for you!!

    1. Emily

      I’m glad other people think she’s lovely too! Altho, they might feel differently if they ever had to swing a leg over. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Bree lyons

    Happy 3 years! She’s been cute from day 1

  7. Tracy

    โ€œToo Many Cupcakesโ€ I love that hahaha!

  8. Alex

    The unexpected gems right? XD

  9. L. Williams

    Happy 3 years and to many more! I love that you call her a Corgi Horse!!

    1. Emily

      Thank you! I was joking with a horsey friend that I should get a corgi embroidered on a saddle pad one of these days.

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