Little Conversations
with Emma Billington

Little Conversations meets Emma Billington, an authority in natural horsemanship who has been riding horses since she was six years old. She was born and raised on San Juan Island and currently divides her time between Orcas and San Juan Island. She lives with her boyfriend Joe and her cat Logan.

Are you an Island resident or a visitor?

Do you go by a nickname?

What are the reasons you chose to live on San Juan Island?

  • Nature and landscape
  • Lifestyle

                    Experience and explore new places

                    Have been here before and liked it a lot

  • Possibilities for peace and quiet
  • Small town life experience
  • Family and friends live here

                   Proximity to larger areas (Seattle, etc.)

  • I was born here

Would you rather live in the country or in the city?

If you could live in only one city for the rest of your life, where would you live?
Anywhere but in a city.

What is your favorite place on earth?
Somewhere in the company of horses.

What kind of vacations do you like?
Relaxing ones.

Emma's cat, Logan

If not yourself, who would you like to be?
No one, or maybe Logan, she's awesome.

Who in your life has influenced you the most, and what did they do?
Sus. Gave me the encouragement and confidence to follow my dream.

Name 3 things you would not live without.
Joe's food, horses, the ocean.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
Cozy in with tv shows, Joe, and Logan and listen to the rain on the roof.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I care what people think about me.

If you had a boat, what would you name it?
Sea Wrangler

What book are you reading, or the last book you read?
Code To Zero by Ken Follett

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Listen and understand.

Emma Billington

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Dr. Ian Dunbar

If you were granted a wish, what would you wish for?
To be able to help my friends any time they needed me.

If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, living or dead, who would they be?
Pete Ramey, Ray Hunt, and Kyla Trujillo.

If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
Take responsibility for yourself.

Describe your idea of happiness.
Happiness is getting to work for something you want with all heart.

To be or not to be?
We already are so I don't think we have a choice!

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