Monday, January 20, 2014
Team 17 - Painted Arrow
My name is Jessica Smith. I am 22 years old and I am Vice President of a local non-profit bareback horse riding organization for youths here in Bellevue, Nebraska. The focus of our club is to teach our members responsibility, positive self-esteem, and good citizenship through caring for the horses, learning good horsemanship, fundraising, and civic activities.
My horse is a 6 year old American Paint Horse mare named Arrow. I've had her for two years now and I trained her myself. We've definately gone on some crazy rides! When I first got her, things weren't perfect. I went out looking for a 14.2 - 14.3hh Arabian and came home with an untrained, young, spooky, and pushy 15.3hh painted rollercoaster. Now she's my best friend and having her in my life has been the greatest ride of all. Nothing compares nor ever will. This will be our first year with the distance derby and I'm really excited! Thanks.