Face Each Challenge with Faith
When I was thirteen, about the time I would have been in middle school, I learned at an early age one of the most important life lessons I’ve learned to this day. I’ve been going by that same lesson up till today and the way I learned it will always be planted in the front of my mind. Even though I did learn it the hard way, I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way because I have a respect for the process that it took to understand what I was supposed to get out of it. When I was thirteen, I got bucked off my first horse, which lead to me wanting to break them for a hobby. I can’t explain how many times I got frustrated and just wanted to quit but it taught me to keep pushing through the challenges that were thrown at me and to keep faith that everything will work out and by doing that, I would accomplish what I set out to accomplish.
I still remember the day I got bucked off like it happened near moments ago. I had been around horses and owned them since before I could walk and always had the biggest passion for them. Whenever someone would talk about them, a burning desire would light up inside of me and I could go on for hours just talking about them. I had rode horses just about every day, and even though I cared deeply about all of them, this one horse that I seen at the auction that I went to with my step dad caught my eye. We went to horse auctions on the third Saturday of each month, even though we never bought one, we enjoyed just going and admiring all the different breeds that were there. But one day I seen one that I just couldn’t let leave the auction with anyone else but me! His name was Duke and he was the most magnificent animal I had ever seen with his brilliant white body, long flowing mane, and huge, long, powerful legs. When the auctioneer was giving details about him, he clearly stated that he was only green broke (meaning that he had little training and needed an experienced rider) but of course none of...
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