Don't give up!

by Anonymous
(Illinois, USA)

When I first started riding, my only dream was to be in a horse show. Little did I know that when you are only eight, your nerves can REALLY get to you.

I trained on a little chestnut pony named Obi, who was one of my favorite ponies ever. When the time came I was at the gate at my first away show. I walked in shaking from head to toe... and Obi felt it too. I cantered up to the first "x" and prepared to jump, but Obi had better ideas... he circled around and refused. I was embarrassed and annoyed as I turned him at it again, but no luck.

Finally, on the third try I got him over and carried on. The rest of my course was perfect! I didn't place, but I learned to never give up... even when your pony is acting like a jerk. :)

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by: Anonymous

je moet tot 10 wedstrijden rijden dan ben je gevorderde.je moet tot 10 wedstrijden rijden dan ben je profisjoneel.je moet tot 10 wedstrijden rijden dan ben je een kampioen als je het moeilijkstewedstrijdje hebt.

good job!
by: Lindsay

Good story. Hope Obi does better next time. :-)

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by: Serena

Yes, it can be nerve wracking to be in a show! good for you not giving up. It gets better and better.

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