This is my place. The place where I bring all of my stress, anxiety and worries, and lay them to rest. Ever since I was a little girl, it was always a dream of mine to have a horse of my own one day. Since most of my days were spent playing tennis and traveling to tennis tournaments, I never thought my wish would come true. I'll never forget - About 5 years ago, my parents set me down at the kitchen table. I had just finished eating my breakfast when they told me they had bought me a horse named Chloe's Dip O' Sugar. All I remember is being in shock and crying from an overwhelming abundance of joy. From that day on, I have spent the next 4 years riding multiple times a week and entering horse shows. Chloe and I have become a great team.
A little over a year ago, my dad lost his job, and my little world was flipped upside down. The horse riding lessons stopped. Traveling to horse shows stopped. I was afraid of losing Chloe. My dream of having a horse was in danger and I slowly stopped visiting her. I was afraid of getting too attached and losing something I have loved and dreamt about my entire life. For a year, I have not seen or ridden her. After a grueling year and a half, our prayers were finally answered the other day; my dad had received a new job! So yesterday, I put the saddle back on Chloe, and laid this past year's troubles to rest.