I love my Horse

From the very first time I had a lesson, I knew riding was for me. I usually quit most activities I join, but I found being around horses comforting and I enjoyed riding them just as much as I enjoyed grooming them. I also went ...From the very first time I had a lesson, I knew riding was for me. I usually quit most activities I join, but I found being around horses comforting and I enjoyed riding them just as much as I enjoyed grooming them. I also went ...

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From the very first time I had a lesson, I knew riding was for me. I usually quit most activities I join, but I found being around horses comforting and I enjoyed riding them just as much as I enjoyed grooming them. I also went to a riding day camp for 2 years during the summer. After about 2 1/2 years I was interested in getting my own horse.

I was about 12 and my parents were not willing to spend the money that was needed. My parents didn’t have an interest in my equistrian activities and were afraid to even touch a horse. After begging for about 2 years and earning a little money, about two thousand dollars, they agreed to get me a horse. They would of course pay for most of it.

My first horse which I own now is a 6 year old black quarter horse gelding that I named Prince. He’s the best companion I have. One day in the summer when it was pitch dark outside I was searching for him because I was planning on riding him and he walked right up to me. Usually he doesn’t run away but he hardly ever walks up to me.

I’ve owned him for about 7 months now and I haven’t fallen off yet, but everytime I nearly have he put his back up which threw me right back into the saddle. It’s things like that that make me love my horse even more. There’s no one who could be more loyal or listen to me more.

Being with my horse makes me feel better when I’m down and I know that my horse would never try to hurt me purposely. He’s the only one who’s willing to listen to all my problems. My parents thought I would lose an interest in the sport and I would look to other things like cars or boyfriends, but I’m now 15 and my interest in the sport and the love I have for my horse has only gotten stronger and I can’t wait until I’m able to start showing later this year.

Bonnie
Robbinsville, New Jersey