Riding makes me feel free and confident. When I’m out with my horse there are no bullies, the curl in my hair doesn’t matter and neither does the style of my clothes. No one can make fun of me or make me feel small.  When I ride I get to bond with a huge animal that will always love and protect me.

 

If someone told me I rode like a girl, I would smile because that’s exactly how I want to ride. Beautiful. Graceful. Determined. Better. That’s what comes to mind.

Riding makes me feel whole.

 

– Audree Taylor, 11 years old, Skinner Performance Horses