Horsemanship Blog Archive on November 9, 2009, 7:10

by Raven, age 13

I’ve never been a really outgoing person. I don’t like looking strangers in the eye and I sit by myself a lot at meetings. I don’t talk a lot to people I don’t know well and I tend to be really shy. I mostly let others take charge and I’m content to follow.

Then I started doing horses, and I discovered that I had to take charge of this thousand pound walking muscle. I had to be assertive and confident. I still have to work on it, even after seven months. Mickey, the horse I lease, is pushy and stubborn. I don’t know what happened to him, but I knew

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