Kayla and Stormy

Hi. My name is Kayla, I am 11 years old. My Mom always had horses but due to a back injury she sold them when I was four. I always rode with my mom and we like to go on weekend camping trips with friends and ride all weekend.Hi. My name is Kayla, I am 11 years old. My Mom always had horses but due to a back injury she sold them when I was four. I always rode with my mom and we like to go on weekend camping trips with friends and ride all weekend.

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Hi. My name is Kayla, I am 11 years old. My Mom always had horses but due to a back injury she sold them when I was four. I always rode with my mom and we like to go on weekend camping trips with friends and ride all weekend.

When I learned more about horses our family made a rule that you have to be ten in order to own a horse. At the beginning of the year (2001) I volunteered at a rescue stable. I like one horse there and was thinking of adopting her, but she was to small for me.

In May (2001) my mom and I went to the sale barn, and when I saw two horses I just fell in LOVE with them. I liked the mare but my Uncle Jack said she was to high strung for me. When my mom bought the gelding I was so excited!I thought of a name right then and there for him! I named him Stormy! This name fit him perfectly because he looked as though his life had been real stormy, and there was a big stormy blowing into town. He was three and underweight when we bought him. You can no longer see his ribs anymore and he is growing! He is very sweet and gentle. When he becomes old he will still be mine! He has a safe permanent home with me!

He is spoiled rotten! For a little while he would not come to me when I called him. My mom bought some sugar cubes and when he is called he comes running! If he is in the barn he now neighs when he sees me and he goes straight for my pocket. He knows where I hide the GOODIES!

Kayla Bennett
11 years
Cornelia, Georgia