My Love for Horses

Topics: Horse, Arena, Trot Pages: 2 (877 words) Published: September 19, 2013
My love for horses
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Standing in the arena next to this tall animal that could crush me scared me but also made me excited. The horse turns his head and softly nickers to me. I slowly lift my hand out to pet his enormous head. He takes a couple of steps towards me and I squeal a little and jump back afraid that he will crush me. He stops just an inch from me and nudges my hand searching for any smell of a treat. I laugh and turn to my teacher. She comes up to me and says “Ok, I’m going to give you a leg up so that you can get your foot into the stir-up.” I nod and step onto the crate that’s in front of me then I put my foot in to the cradle she made with her hands and all of a sudden I’m on that tall horse. I pat his neck and smile a huge smile. My teacher clipped the lunge line onto the bridle. I kick him into a walk and ask “Can I trot please?” She nods and I make a kissing noise to Dakota and say trot. He kicks into a faster pace and suddenly I’m laughing and having the best time in the world. This is the first time I have ever experienced trotting a horse all by myself. I go with the rhythm of the horse’s feet and post up and down in the saddle. After a while I stop Dakota and slid off the left side of him and give him a huge hug around his neck. I can feel him breathing really hard on my neck and I giggle. I grab the reins and lead him out of the arena and to the barn where I un-tack him. Putting the tack away was extremely difficult for me because I wasn’t strong at all. But as I grew older I became stronger. After everything was put away and cleaned, I grabbed a carrot and headed back to Dakota I lay my hand flat and feel his lips slide across my hand to grab the treat. Then I set him free to play with his friends.

I have been riding horses since I was in fifth grade and I have always wanted to do something with them and when I looked into colleges that have the majors that I wanted to go into like horse Trainer/ Teacher,...
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