Hey from California!!
Hi everyone! I'm Ani Rene, but just call me Ani. Not like Annie though - like Aww-knee, if that makes any sense?
So.. about me.. Well, I'm from CA - Bay Area, to be exact. I love horses? Well of course I do! Sorry, I'm not good at talking about myself. Anyways, I've only actually been riding for like a year, which I'm sorta self-conscious about, since I'm 15 years old! At least my instructors think that's a good thing, since it means that I'm "old enough to understand why I have to do what I do" when I'm riding, or something like that. But I just feel like I've missed out on a lot of precious time that I could have spent becoming a better rider!):
I'm banned from riding THIS WHOLE SUMMER!): My parents decided to use my love for all things horse against me by saying that I had to get all A's and B's if I wanted to keep riding. This last term, I met all the grade requirements, except for in ONE CLASS. It was a C+, 78.89%, to be exact.. Uggh, I try not to think about it, because whenever I do, it makes me feel like crap.-___- I wish they would just take my cellphone or something, but I guess they know that I wouldn't mind.. I suppose someday I'll appreciate how hard they tried to help me succeed. But for now... Sigh.):
Anyways, I was going to lease a horse named Bugz this summer. He's a gorgeous 7 year old registered Paint horse (16 hands), with a bit of attitude under saddle. I was really excited about it, since my instructor thought that I could handle him, and because when I rode him in lessons, we just.. I don't know, clicked? It felt right, if you know what I mean, but then my report card came in.. And I thought I understood the math, too! But all this has made me love horses even more, and I know that next year I'll get the grades I need to earn them back!(: So for a while I'm only allowed to visit the place that I ride, to say hey to all of my friends there whenever I get the chance. And I volunteer at a Hippotherapy place once a week, so I'm glad I at least have that to look forward to.
Nothing much else to say, except that I might be moving sometime this summer. My parents really want to, but they've done that before, only to not follow through, so I'm sort of like, "I'll believe it when I see it." But I'm okay with moving. I've lived in the same house my whole life, so while I'll be sad to go, I'm excited for a bit of change. Plus, the area we'll be looking at is more or less horse country. Which would be nice, considering it's a 20 minute drive from my house to where I ride.
Oh, and I got stung by a bee for the first time yesterday, if i makes any difference to you, LOL. I've never broken any bones, so that was probably the most pain I've ever felt in my life, other than the time I had to trot without stirrups for an hour when I was first learning to trot! Hehe, I couldn't walk for a couple of days! But now the sting just feels like a giant mosquito bite covering the entire lower part of my arm! And just to put things straight, no, I didn't aggravate the bee at all! I was just suntanning in my backyard quietly, and then it felt like my arm was on fire! :3 So if anyone knows a good cheap home remedy for itchiness, it would be greatly appreciated.<3
Anyways, if you actually read all that, thanks for taking your time to do so, and I can't wait to get to know everyone here! Where I live, not many people are into horses the way I am, since they're so expensive. My family members aren't really into them either, so I always feel sort of alone when it come to talking about hobbies. And real quick - I'm on the volleyball team at school, I love writing, and I can't wait to get my driving learner's permit in December! So I'll stop typing now - don't want to kill anyone with words! And I'll try and post some photos later when I get home. I'm at my cousin's house, so I can't get to my pictures for now. So.. it's nice to meet you I guess, and I promise I talk way more in person, so you're lucky you probably won't ever have to do that!(x
Last edited by Carrot; 07-11-2012 at 02:47 PM.