Everyone fears something. But we face those fears, fight them and, eventually, overcome them.
Once I was afraid to mount a horse. Now, there is a mare at our small school farm. When I was supposed to ride her, I got scared. I thought I was going to fall and get hurt. My friends were trying hard to persuade me to do it anyway. I hesitated, but finally decided to give it a go. My friends helped me mount her. Slowly but with determination in my voice, I gave her the commands…to go, halt, turn left, turn right… It felt great! I have been the first one to ride her ever since. My confidence grew each time I rode her in circles.
A few weeks ago, however, the mare got upset and mounted on her hind legs. A moment later I hit the ground. Luckily I was not hurt. When I calmed down, I decided to ride her again. At first, a friend of mine held the reins but soon I felt confident enough to do it on my own.