She just grew on me

I've practically grown up around horses. So did my Dad and so did his dad before him! I remember when I was about 2 years old, too young to ride by myself, I would cry if my Dad would not let me ride with him.I've practically grown up around horses. So did my Dad and so did his dad before him! I remember when I was about 2 years old, too young to ride by myself, I would cry if my Dad would not let me ride with him.

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I’ve practically grown up around horses. So did my Dad and so did his dad before him! I remember when I was about 2 years old, too young to ride by myself, I would cry if my Dad would not let me ride with him.

I absoulutley loved horses, so when I got old enough to ride a pony by myself my Dad bought me a little Sorrel pony. I was in love with her! I would ride her all the time. She would gallop and everything and I didn’t mind a bit.

But then my Dad bought my Mom a very gentle mare for her birthday. My dad said that I never cared about bouncing around on my pony but my Mom never rode her mare and he thought she would probably be a better ride for me. So from that point on I rode my Moms horse which she became mine, her name was Calli.

I loved that old horse with all my heart she was a kids dream. The only bad thing was she was sway-backed. But I didn’t care. Every chance I got I showed her off!! But then when I got to be 12, which was last year, I decided Calli was just too old, she was almost 20, for me and I wanted a new horse with some spunk.

So my Dad bought me a 5-year old sorrel. I thought she was beautiful. We just gave Calli for free to a nice man and lady who have a son. We have gone to see her a few times. AT first I hated my new horse,Lexi. I thought she was mean and I missed Calli sooo much.

But then this year my Dad bought a mule and we’ve started riding a lot more than usual and I have grown to love my horse. She lets me just walk up to her and slip her halter on. She loves being rubbed and brushed. I use to say I’d sell her if someone offered me some money for her. But I’ve grown to love her and I don’t want to sell her now. I’m 13 now and I’ve had her for a year. She’s only been to one trail-ride but I love showing her off!

Chelsea,
MIssouri