You don't choose the Horse Life it Chooses you.
The Life i chose
Ever since i was little i grew up around horses. I have always loved them, they took care of me, they were like babysitters, my mom use to ride them when she was little, so i believe she saw it fit that we love and enjoy there company as well. When i got old enough my mom saw that i really loved riding so she put me in lessons, i got a whole lot better and i started to move up quickly. I progressed rapidly, and soon took up jumping. It started out just 18'', but i soon started jumping 2'6 and 2'9. I show and take lesson with my trainer Lauren. i have progressed tremendisly since the first day i started. I plan to continue through out my life and soon hope to show my children the love, gentilness and passion of a horse just like my mom did for my brother and I.
My Mom as a Teenager riding horses
My dog Burly decided to help lead Kir back to his pasture
The Life of an Equestrian
Although horseback riding is a lot of fun. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Not only is it a a year sport but we have to ride at least 4 times a week to keep our horses in shape. It is very time consuming and it doesn't leave a lot of room for many other sports. But it is all worth it in the end to have the special bond with your hore
Through out the years i have made magnificent Best Friends. While growing up i made friends who i can relate to like no other. They are always there for me, and since we all ride together we have a special bond. Sidney and Sara-Beth.
Waking up at 4 in the morning for a show is quite stressful. But that is what has to be done if i want to do the classes that i do. Sometimes the shows can range from 1-4 day. They all range from low ranking to high. There are multiple class within a show that i compete in and try to win ribbons ranging 1st- 6th. Competing to be the best.
Lauren Kieffer & Veronica #rk3de Jumping
Phillip Dutton & Medicott #rk3de Cross Country
I.E.A (Interscholastic. Equestrian. Association)
I.E.A is when you draw a random horse that is at the show and you get one chance to jump two jumps and then go in the ring and jump multiple jumps called a course. You also draw a separate horse to do a flat class, which is when you go around the ring with other horse and riders, and you get judged. I.E.A is for middle and high school kids who want to someday ride for a college.