My Dream of Showing Was Coming True
 By Pdeletedpp   •   7th Jul 2012   •   3,139 views   •   13 comments
My Dream of Showing Was Coming TrueAll I thought about when I was six was horses. I dreamed of galloping through a field in the country at sunset. I prayed that I would have my own horse. This is the story of myself and my life with horses.

I asked my Mom if I could learn how to ride and I had to use a lot of convincing. Then one day my Mom found a stable called Painted M Ranch. I was so thrilled! We bought a helmet, boots, gloves and riding pants. While we were in the car driving out into the country I looked out my window, knowing that my dream was about to come true. I met my trainer. She was one of the most amazing people I would ever meet. Her name was Shaughnessy Morris. Shaughnessy taught me how to ride and how to take care of a horse properly, along with many other things. I mainly rode a Morgan Gelding called Abawi.

Lets skip ahead a year, to the day of my first horse show. Now my dream was really coming true! I was riding Abawi. Before entering the ring, Shaughnessy and I went over what I was going to do. I took a deep breath and went in. It was a walk/trot class. In the middle of the class a girl and her horse backed into Abawi and I. I backed up Abawi and tried to go around her. When I did the girls horse moved right in front of me again! The judge had to break us up. I was emberrased and I felt like a idiot.

My Dream of Showing Was Coming True
Me riding Abawi at my first ever horse show.

When the judge told us to line up, my heart started beating. I was thinking I was going to get eighth because of the incident that happened just seconds before. The voice came over the load speaker,

"Second place goes to Allison!"

It took me a second to see that I had got second place. I got my ribbon and went out of the ring. We were all so happy!

After many shows I was in a show called Wheat State Morgan Horse show. I was eager to compete, but I was really just happy to be there. My first class went very well, But not so well with my second. It was a walk/trot class again. My horse started cantering and I couldn't stop him. My trainer jumped the fence and jumped in front on Abawi, stopping him. I had lost my reins and stirrups. I sat there on him stunned and shocked. Every one was staring at me. After that class my trainer talked to me. She was not mad like I thought she would be. She asked me if I still wanted to be in the second class. I said I didn't know yet. She gave me time to think about it. I decided I would.

When we were in the ring again I felt a little nervous. When we were told to trot and Abawi was doing great. We were trotting fine and all of a sudden Abawi slowed down and felt like he was limping. I kept asking him to trot. He was trying as hard as he could but he was in pain. I was praying that the class could be over. Then the judge said, "Line up please." I got eighth place.

When I was out of the ring, I got off Abawi and ran back to our stable place. My Mom tryed to stop me. When I looked back, I saw my trainer holding Abawi. Abawi was looking at me with his ears pricked up. Later I found out that Abawi has gotten a Stone Bruise. My family had to pay for the vet. He wasn't even our horse. I felt horrible for the way I treated Abawi that day. I will never forget it. I learned an important lesson.

I was in one other show after that with Abawi. I got first and fourth place. I felt great to win another blue on Abawi. Unfortunately, I had to quit due to financial issues and riding became just a memory. Every time I see a horse or listen to country music, I remember my days riding in the country on the horse I loved. I missed it a lot.

Recently, I asked my Mom if I could start riding again. We found a cheaper stable that teaches western. I am now going to be riding there. I am so happy to be living my dream again!

Its been two years since that Wheat State show, though I remember it as it was yesterday. Horse Riding can teach you so much. It taught me the ups and downs of life, in fact it CHANGED my life! I hope you guys liked my story. Remember to treat your horses as family, and remember to have fun doing what you love!
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Southern Devil  
Great story! :) So glad that you're riding again!
  Jul 7, 2012  •  2,648 views
Lovely Story. :')
  Jul 8, 2012  •  2,840 views
Double Spur Ranch  
Awesome story! Love that your riding again!
  Jul 8, 2012  •  2,607 views
Twisted Rose  
Great article!
  Jul 8, 2012  •  2,610 views
Sapphire Flames  
Good to read! So glad your getting back into it again! :). good luck, hun! :)
  Jul 8, 2012  •  2,592 views
cool story
  Jul 8, 2012  •  2,595 views
Cool story
  Jul 8, 2012  •  2,595 views
Great story ! :) So glad your getting back into riding again ! All the best !
  Jul 8, 2012  •  2,611 views
Unbridled Sakia  
Awesome story, it's great to have that dream of riding fulfilled.
  Jul 10, 2012  •  2,649 views
You two look amazing together! Good work!
  Jul 11, 2012  •  2,887 views
Very sweet story..good luck with your new riding!
  Jul 15, 2012  •  2,714 views
Foxchase Farm  
Great story! :)
  Jul 31, 2012  •  2,643 views
Cute story!
  Aug 4, 2012  •  2,655 views
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