(Surtees). Behavior is a key factor in riding horses. Individuals can learn how to better themselves for the future by improving the way they act. When a young person is focused on brushing, feeding, or working with a horse, their focus is no longer on their own problems and issues. People who have struggled to achieve their treatment goals have made significant breakthroughs through equine therapy. Like all animals, horses set their own boundaries that a rider has to learn respect. Loving an animal can help a child learn how to love themselves as well. “The need for animals to be taken care for on a daily basis fulfills the humans need to be needed, to nurture, and to love.” (Trotter). Children learn to become responsible for themselves and
DIRT BIKES There are two basic types of motorcycles. One type is made for riding on smooth surfaces like roads or paved race tracks. These motorcycles are called road bikes. They are heavier, faster, and more powerful than off-road bikes. Off-road motorcycles, or dirt bikes, are lighter than road bikes.
As I looked backed at what seemed to be a decent sized wave, I started paddling with all my might, digging through the water, deeper and deeper. The wave came closer and I felt a push from my cousin as I caught the wave. “Stand up” my cousin yelled behind me as the monstrous wave began to swallow me up. I stood up, rode the wave all the way to the shore, and fell in love with the sport of surfing. Since that day, I have loved everything one could ever love about the sport: The salty water as it touched my body, the push of the wave as it stood me up on my smooth yet sticky board, and the exhilarating rush that I felt after every perfect ride. But not quite everything about the sport came easy to me, it took a long ride to find the love I have for the sport today. When I first started competitively surfing, I
Being chosen to be a candidate for a membership for the National Honor Society is such an honor to me. It shows that I have worked hard in all aspects of my life to show leadership, success, excellence and service, despite the many challenges I have faced along the way.
My mother purchased a saddle for me before I was born. She knew I would be a cowgirl who loved horses, like herself. But what she did not know is that my love of horses would develop into something much greater. My past, present, and future endeavors have all been in pursuance of my goal: to be an equine veterinarian.
It takes people a while to find that certain something they really enjoy. The typical ballet in kindergarten, the soccer and softball practices, the gymnastic classes, all of which I did. Nothing seemed to click since I would move on from it after the season was over. Now horses always seemed to bring out a spark in me. I couldn’t possibly get enough of them, and had the far-fetched dream to someday become a horse racer. Little did I know there was actually a way for me to learn how to ride horses, and so I did. I rode for eight years, and competed for one. The feeling it gave me was indescribable, but eventually I had to give it up since lessons were expensive. Nowadays I really enjoy makeup: doing it on myself, on other people, or watching it be done, I don’t prefer one over the other.
Motocross Braaaaaap! Braaaaaaap! Ricky Charmichael takes the lead! He made the pass in the air over the 80 foot triple. Something that I love to do more than anything in the world is motocross. Motocross is racing over rough ground on specially strengthened motorcycles. First, riding motocross is a difficult sport.
If you asked my parents, my first love was to be a “Choo-choo” train. My parents told me the story that each year on my birthday they would ask me, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” I would answer without hesitation, “A Choo-Choo train!” The Little Engine That Could was my favorite book before bedtime. I remember how excited it made me feel when “The Little Train” made it over the mountain. It wasn’t until discussing my upcoming Senior year and applying to Medical School, I realized, my parents had planted a seed of optimism and hard work, when they decided to read me The Little Engine That Could book at bedtime growing up.
Horseback Riding Literacy I watched as the flashes of orange lights from cars raced past me through the city, and knew there were no signs of any possibilities that there would be a place to keep a horse. I lived in northern Virginia near Washington D.C., where the city was filled with gigantic, tall office buildings with gray and gloomy windows. I could smell the gasoline and smoke coming from the cars’ exhaust. I felt the cool breeze as cars whipped past me, and the air tasted like millions of littered cigarettes on the side of the road. However, there were some horse stables, but they were far away, and the payment required for horseback riding lessons was a ridiculously large price. Of course, that never stopped me from continuously asking
The Ride The Ride is the story of the heinous and gruesome murder of ten year old, Jeffrey Curley, a case that is familiar to many in the Massachusetts area. The book works its way from the grisly crime to the years afterward. It focuses on the family of Jeffrey, heavily weighted on the life of Cambridge Firefighter Bob Curley, Jeffrey’s father. Charles Jaynes and Salvatore Sicari, both from Jeffrey’s neighborhood were convicted of the murder. Within this essay I will demonstrate from The Ride the relationship between reporting and suffering that may have been brought on for the crime victims of this case, the relationship between the victim profiles and the victim family profiles, the role in which the family may have played in the
Welcome to my senior project portfolio. I was to learn about natural horsemanship skills and horse care by Mary Tyler, a volunteer coordinator at Sunrise Horse Rescue, who has dedicated about 11 years of her life to working with horses. It was easy asking Mary to be my mentor because I had volunteered at this rescue twice throughout high school. She would be mentoring me through the “Horsemanship and horse care world” accompanied by the horses that were sanctioned at Sunrise. Mary, having had plenty of horse work experience, took me under her wing and promised to show me as much basic knowledge that I needed to make this project successful.
Picture a road, it’s smooth with no pot holes or bumps, the paint that marks the middle and edges glows bright in the sunlight. Tall green trees stand sentinel on one side, on the other, an endless field of wildflowers, one in every color. If you were to stand in the middle of this road and look down it till it fades into the horizon, because it does not yet have any turns, you would see only endless possibility. This road is you education, this is what your road looked like when you began kinagardan, beautiful and perfect, but from that moment on everything you have done has affected your road.
Summary The article written by Pendry, Smith & Roeter (2014) discusses the effects of equine facilitated learning on adolescents’ basal cortisol levels. In healthy adolescents, basal cortisol levels were highest in the morning and dropped rapidly throughout the day with troughs around midnight. Although equine involved programs have become increasingly popular over the last decade, prior to this article no research has been published on the effects that horses have on human development and emotional wellbeing. The experiment was conducted over an eleven-week period with students from different schools, fifth through eighth grade, in a rural university town in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States (Pendry et al., 2014). Subject referrals came from school counselors who had been treating students for academic and/or behavioral issues. The group of students participating included forty-one males and seventy-two females with an average age of eleven years. Participants were predominantly Caucasian or Hispanic. The students were randomly divided into two groups with fifty-three assigned to experimental conditions and sixty assigned to waitlisted conditions. The independent variable in this experiment is participation in the eleven-week program. The dependent variable would be the children that were waitlisted. The research was conducted through survey and experiment conditions (King L. A., 2014). Parents of the participants were asked to fill out several questions
In addition to being around horses I have been babysitting for a family of seven, two of the younger boys being autistic, has made me realize how stressed someone with
Mountain Biking I have come to love bicycles in the course of the past year. I am especially fond of mountain bikes, including my own. Riding it opens up a whole new world of opportunities and challenges for me. I am still fairly fresh to the whole mountain biking scene, so I push myself to become better with more experience. Riding is an outlet; it is something I can channel pent up energy through. I love the sport because it is a full body, soul, and mind experience that affects all five of the senses.