This I Believe Essay

Submitted By Madison-Keegan
Words: 343
Pages: 2

Maddie Keegan
English 3 CP
Mrs. Bartlett
December 22nd, 2014

It has taken me eight years to build up and maintain my capabilities as a young equestrian. Every hour spent throughout the weeks in the fall, winter, spring, and summer have led to massive improvements in my skills. While people consider horseback riding to be silly hobby, it is unknown as to how competitive the horse industry truly is.
Every day I ride, my trainer pushes me to my breaking point which slowly creates the desire to stop for the day, but all she ever says is “Push.”. While riding a horse, I experience a feeling of relief and excitement, and also the burning sensation and exhaustion traveling throughout my muscles. Each minute that passes causes my body to feel as if it were breaking down. By the end of my lesson I feel accomplished and I know how much stronger I will become over time. Riding for hours allows me to forget any stressful days that have crossed my path because of the amount of focus I need to ride.
Every athlete can explain how the time and effort spent on a passion will only pay off in the end. Ray Bradbury says, “I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true- hard work pays off. If you want to be good you have to practice practice practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” I believe that if the desire to succeed is present, and if enough time and effort is spent on that passion, you will prosper. In the world today men, women and children