Lauren and Mike
How He Asked
Mike and I had planned a trip to Florida for the weekend to escape the cold of New York in February. We like to go down as often as possible to visit my family as well as my horse, Wardyan, and all of the horses at Pure Thoughts Horse and Foal Rescue. Mike had coordinated with the owners of the rescue, Jen and Brad, to ask me to come out to take some pictures for a magazine shoot they were doing. When we got out to the barn they told me they wanted me to ride Wardyan because he had been with the rescue for quite a while. I didn’t think too much of it. So, I got on Wardyan, and we went out for a ride. The wonderful Brad Gaver of Pure Thoughts was taking photos, which I thought seemed normal since they told me they needed them for the magazine article. I made it around the ring once when Mike called my name. I turned Wardyan around to face him and found him on one knee in the middle of the ring.
It couldn’t have been more perfect. Horses have always been a part of my life, and Wardyan is very special to me. Having him be a part of that day meant so much. Mike and I are extremely excited for everything we have to look forward to.