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I Believe in Adventure

  • Date Submitted: 03/30/2010 01:14 PM
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 I believe in adventure

I believe life should be an adventure. I grew up in the Midwest and had many adventures that helped shape my life. I love being able to think back on all the wonderful things I did.
My brother and I always went exploring together. On Sunday mornings we would hike two   miles to our fishing spot. Our spot was off the Cedar River on a sandy hill, where we would catch catfish, frogs and turtles. I had so many adventures along the river, that it set me on my path to become a wildlife biologist.
Sometimes my adventures had consequences. At one time in my childhood I would get hurt by something I have always enjoyed and loved.
I was around ten or eleven years old when I found a place in the woods. Four horses lived on this chunk of land. I would sneak down there everyday so I could play with the horses. I had gotten so brave I started to ride the horses bareback! My favorite one I named Cheyenne. She was a beautiful buckskin that I had ridden a few times.
On a hot summer day in Iowa I lead Cheyenne down a hillside; this crazy horse named boomer came barreling down after me. Before I could get out of the way he tried to jump me. Boomer didn’t make it; he ended up kicking me in the back of the head. As I rolled down the hill I remember looking up just in time to see his body fly over me. I ended up breaking my tail bone and spraining my ankle. This defiantly was an adventure I will always remember. I can still close my eyes and see boomer flying over me.
What I took from these experiences was I taught my self how to ride a horse. When we moved a few years later to a new house, we got horses. I started to do horseshows, compete for and win belt buckles . I also was a rodeo queen. I also helped at our clubs annual Cerebral Palsy ride where we helped the handicap ride horses. It was a good feeling watching them light up when they sat on the horses. I was able to give a little of the joy I feel when I ride my horses.
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