As i'm still a kid, I am writing the beginning of a long and hopefully happy horse story. My 'story' begins with me taking riding lesson, english. This didn't last long as my trainer went to college. I enjoyed it a whole bunch and I learned how to ride during that year. I also learned how to jump! During that time I volunteered at a theraputic riding center where disabled kids ride. I wasn't allowed to ride then because I was only eleven. But I learned the most important part about horses. The caring for them
. I learned how to tack, groom, feed, lead, medicate, and turn horses out. Then I leased a horse named Abu for a month, who was my lesson horse a while back. Soon I found a different theraputic riding place where they focus more on the special olympics part of handicapped riding. I enjoyed this place and still do a lot better because it was family owned, nicer people and not so many of them, and the best part, I got to ride. I aslo love working with the 'athletes' or disabled riders. Pretty oftenly we have volunteer work/ fun day where us volunteers work for an hour around the barn and then get a lesson from our coach, which we ride western in
! I LOVE this place and it's where I learned the most about riding. I have been going to this place for a year now and I think i'm getting a lot better at riding. O I forgot... I sold my DSI to have enough money to lease a BEAUTIFUL buckskin paint mare named Sienna in Januray 2010 (See avatar and pics). We had a little trouble at first but I soon found that my money had SO gone to the right place. I really enjoyed working with her and finally establishing a bond and seeing that our hard work went somewhere. She was GREAT to ride after our month and I plan to lease her again in June. Well, that was the beginning of my horse story!