This is my story, I hope it inspires many of you to live out your dreams.
I was born with bio-craniem syntosis, it is a disease that deforms your head shape. I was told I wouldn't live for very long, and I had to fight for my life at a very young age, luckily there was an amazing doctor there who saved me from a very different life, a life of living with brain damage.
Every since I can remember horses have always been apart of my life. The first interaction with a real horse, I will never forget. I will never forget holding onto this big thoroughbred's neck, swinging in tune of his big walking stride and cuddlying into his mane, feeling safer then I have ever been.
It was from then, that all I wanted to do was ride, I wanted to be known as the girl who overcame so much. Naturally my Mum being over protective as normal banned me from horse riding, she didn't want to risk me falling off and hitting my head badly. This only lasted at least 3weeks, after all I was a small girl, with a huge passion.
I'm a teenager now, and have had to deal with alot of things in my life; bullying, boys and now as my friends grow older, they go to parties and sleep around with boys. While I focus on my future; I have been chosen to join a training squad; BEATS and chosen for my school's interschool program for riders. While I wake up in the morning with a smile on my face, they wake up with a hang over.
I often get asked why I ride, and my answer.
'I ride because horses will always be there for me, I ride because they will understand me, when no one else will. I ride for the freedom and power that this world has to offer, and that is something that alcohol and drugs cannot offer me. (: