Riding is Different Than Watching

Out of my circle of friends, no one likes race horses as much as I do. I always keep up with the latest in horse racing news, and watch all of the events. Even when I don’t have a television around, I’ll either look on my phone for updates, or listen to a race on the radio in my car. My friends thought it would be a good idea to let me race on a horse since I loved them so much. They took me to a training facility one day and let me sign up for racing training. I thought it would be a piece of cake for a racing lover like me, but it was an entirely different story.

When I climbed on the horse for the first time, it was like I was getting on top of a car, with my legs wide open. I was a little afraid that the horse would fly back and I would fall off and injure myself like that famous actor. The horse just stood there while trembled like a little kids. My friends were getting a pretty good kick out of my fear. The trainer helped me ease into riding on the horse. I was going slowly like the kids that ride the horse at the fair.

Once I became more comfortable being on the horse, it picked up a little more speed, but I made it slow back down because I was still a little afraid. Eventually I shed my fears and the horse began running at a normal pace. For all of the fear that I had towards the horse in the beginning, it’s a pretty gentle animal. I worked until I got better at riding on the horse, until I could ride as fast as the jockeys in the races that I’ve seen.

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