I got MORE than I thought of ever getting
(Sherwood Park, Alberta)
Ever since I was about seven years old (I'm thirteen now) I have been wanting riding lessons, a horse to lease or a horse to own. When I turned eleven I started to think my dreams would never come true. I spent all my time drawing horses, watching horse movies, reading books about horses and praying to God about at least getting riding lessons.
Finally when I was twelve years old a lady from my church invited me to go riding with her. I agreed and we spent the whole day on a trail ride loping up and down hills (yes she taught me how to lope before I knew how to jog!) and doing new things.
After that day was over I knew something was starting to happen with my horse dream. I started going out to her farm more often to help out and go riding. That continued for about six months when my parents told me she had a big surprise for me.
At church that morning she gave me a certificate for eight riding lessons (already paid for) at Good News Riding Center. I was stoked that I got that opportunity. When those eight weeks were up I had learned so many new things and I wanted to continue more then ever. So my parents agreed to let me continue my wonderful riding lessons.
At one point my parents couldn't afford them so I got a job at my stables that lets me get my regular riding lesson for free PLUS another lesson during the week. I have been continuing that for a very long time now and am now looking for a horse to lease.
See? Dreams do come true.
P.S. I am now doing competitions mostly in show jumping and cross country!