Girls Horse Club Blog

If You Believe

Published by • May 23rd, 2016 • Category: Non-Fiction

by PreciousAndMe, age 13

Hello, horse girls!

Believe in HorsesI am horse crazy, well, I think all of us are. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved horses. They’ve always been there, the little bit of support I need to get through every day, the creature that makes me smile and laugh and cry.

About three years ago, I fell off and soon lost my favorite riding school horse, Bella. She was a 12.2hh Welsh Section A, a faded dapple grey.

I admit, I was slightly too tall for her, but I loved her all the same. She was sold a while after I fell off. I went back, but they put me on this really tall horse that bolted to try and get home. It knocked my confidence to the point where I stopped riding.

During the two years that I didn’t ride, I nearly cried every time I saw a horse. You see, nearly everyone in my village owns a horse, with the exception of me. So seeing people I know with their own horses tore me apart.

I tried to ride again several times, but I kept envisioning myself falling off. My lack of confidence even ruined my eleventh birthday!

I didn’t give up, though. Last year, I joined an activity week with my school to ride at the local stables for three days. That’s where I met Precious, a piebald mare.

She was the reason I got my confidence back, and inspired me to ride again. I’m so glad, because I have experienced so many things now. I tried Western riding and bareback riding, all with her help!

I’m so grateful, but I know that a lot of horse crazy girls aren’t even as lucky as me, so that’s the reason I’m writing this. To say that no matter what situation you’re in, if you believe, you can do it.

Never give up. There’s always hope for you, even if it doesn’t look like it!

Good luck!
PAM xx

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  1. Nice job!!! :) I know what it’s like to be the only one without a horse. Several people in my neighborhood have more than one, and people that have enough space but not a horse I’m just like “All that space going to waste when someone could keep a horse there!”

  2. i wish i had a horse! i sadly don’t have neighbors with horses. not sad for them though because i would be at there house everyday just begging to clean there stall or clean tack ! lol my friend used to have a horse who lived down the road but she moved away.

  3. Thanks so much everyone! Honestly, during those two years, I never thought I would ride again or be writing stories on here – let alone sharing my own story!

    I totally get what you’re saying. There used to be a field where there was a horse called Socks. His owner soon moved, taking Socks with her, and then someone brought the field, bordered it with barbed wire and never did anything with the field. At least put cattle in there or harvest the grass!

    Aw, if I could clean out stalls or clean tack, I would offer to do the job in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately, I’m sort of quiet in real life and I definitely don’t have enough confidence to talk to anyone. Besides, I’d be afraid of messing up. Good luck!

  4. I don’t have a horse but I really want one. haven’t fallen of while ridding yet but I believe that the saying you aren’t a experienced rider if you haven’t fallen is true. I still have a lot to learn about horses and falling will be one of those lessons.

    you have a really talent for writing. If you find your voice while writing then that’s the best voice for you.