Stardust Equestrian is a place where horse lovers of all ages and all disciplines can come together to celebrate and share their love of horses. Whether you’re young or old, ride English or Western, live in the city, suburbs or in the country, we all share one huge commonality, we all are driven by our intense love, admiration and awe of everything horse; we are all Stardust Equestrians.
My name is Michele and I’m a 50 something mother of 4 boys, wife, daughter and what I call purposeful equestrian.
In 2018, after raising four sons to adulthood and living in all parts of the United States, my husband and I decided it was time to “put down some roots.” We’ve always loved living in different areas of the US and experiencing different lifestyles but after turning 50, we both admitted moving was a huge pain in the you-know-what. We had always dreamed of owning some land,and I’ve always dreamed of living a somewhat slower and quieter lifestyle, so after looking at all our options, we found our perfect place – a 12 acre farm just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
After living in the suburbs of major cities for practically all of my life, I really had zero idea of what farm life entailed. All I knew is that I wanted a slower lifestyle, a place where my dogs could bark without me worrying about the neighbors calling animal control, and I absolutely KNEW I wanted a horse. I also knew I wasn’t getting any younger, so I started riding lessons before I moved, and without wasting any time, I purchased my first horse and it arrived about 3 weeks after I did. And then my second horse arrived (because of course my husband has to ride with me) and then my third horse (because we had a crazy idea that investing in a horse would be an awesome idea). And then came the minis – because I have space, so duh, who doesn’t want four adorable minis in their back yard. And then came the goats – have you seen those adorable goat videos? Who can resist?? And last but definitely not least, our latest additions of two absolutely beautiful wild mustangs adopted from the BLM in February 2019. That one is inexplicable to a rational person but to me, it seemed totally sane and totally doable – and you know what, it totally is!!!!
So now, after 15 months in beautiful Tennessee, we now own 14 acres, 3 domestic horses, 2 wild mustangs, 4 minis and 2 goats, not to mention 3 dogs, 2 cats and 2 birds. I now live and breathe farm and horses, I still mother my 4 sons and I am happily married to my best friend and soul mate who supports my love and passion.
I started Stardust Equestrian to share my journeys with my family and friends but to also hopefully inspire, support and encourage riders of all levels and ages. I hope it is a place where we can all celebrate our love of horses and riding and also celebrate life. We are ALL Stardust Equestrians.