||Eight years old|
||Pony, Rural Horse cross|
makes my pet special is that he helped me overcome very tough
times. I hated life, disliked myself, didn't trust anyone in this
world, and then along came Sugar. We were searching for a horse for my
mom and we found this pony tied to the trees. The owner of the horse
told us he was for sale. My mom had me think for a little while. (At
the time I had another horse, a dappled bay gelding, which I was
slightly afraid of.) I finally decided to buy Sugar, who was then four
years of age (meaning I was ten).
I had aggression problems. I was over-emotional and distrustful. Sugar
didn't let me be that way. He would act the way I did and punish me
with bites if I tried to be harsh. He changed me completely.
I also became a much better rider. As Sugar only stands at 13.2hh
people started to say I needed a better horse. We proved them wrong.
My 134cm pony gradually learned how to jump, at the same time teaching
me. Last autumn Sugar competed for the first time in Show-jumping. My
trainer who didn't think Sugar was capable of jumping 10cm was
astonished! And then Sugar astonished a larger crowd. My whole stable
was shocked when they found out my 134cm pony jumped 120cm (4 feet!)!!!
My little pony/rural horse cross jumps higher than most of the horses
in our stable and is competing again on the 20th of July! Wish us luck!
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