My Latest Epiphany Blog Archive on June 11, 2011, 13:45

by Julia, age 17

I remember being ten years old and leaning against the black-painted fence that separated the spectators from the riders training within its confines. The spectacular shining coats and flowing gaits of the horses reminded me of runway models — tall, leggy, and stylish. “The older girls,” as I always referred to them, would ride around bareback like they were born to do it, and as far as I’m concerned, most of them were.

It’s only a matter of months until I’m eighteen now, and I still lean against that fence. A coat of fresh paint definitely wouldn’t

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