my favorite hobbies

Madison Macdonald 

My Favourite Hobbies 


We all have something that we enjoy and do often. When you have an interest in something you might want to do it or you are already doing. Hobbies we all have and I will tell you all of my favourite ones such as training horses, driving horses, and showing. 


Over the summer I worked with a couple of people and their horses. When you work with horses you have to know what they are going to do next and you also need to know how to prepare for that. You have to know their body language then when you do it can help you a lot. Some of the most important things that you need would be body language, you have to know what their personality is, then the most important to have trust. This summer I worked with 13 horses which was a lot of work because not every horse is the same and sometimes you forget what you can and can’t do with every horse. I had some fun times. I got kicked and smashed my phone but it makes you better because you won’t do that again. 


When i was around five my mom taught me how to drive horses. Now I have trained three horses to drive and have competed in more shows than I can count. In a true diving show there is dressage than cones then the best part is the matheron and that is the fast and fun part. There are a lot of rules for it that I can’t explain in a short story. You have to have a good horse and one that listens to you when you ask them to do something. Driving is a really fun thing to do if you know how to do it.


One of the best things I do is showing. I have been showing horses since I was three. Every year you go to a show you learn something different than the last show, and when you are practicing you also try to get better. With horses there is never something you can’t do with them like there’s always something you have to work on. Showing is fairly simple; you have to walk trot and canter. But there are rules that you have to follow if you want to get a place. You can do english and western, and showmanship. Me and my little mare are doing really well. I trained her myself and now she is 5 and at the same level as my old horse. 


As you can probably tell , I love doing things with horse and they just make you a better person if you listen and watch them. Having them around in my life has made my life great. I don’t know what i would do without them.  

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