Kristen Small English 10 Period 8 10/12/16 Final PN Topic: My trip to San Marcos, Texas. Thesis: My week in Texas felt like 3 days to me. I. Traveling A. Many miles. II. Activities A. SeaWorld B. Cave III. Leaving A. Takes less My Trip to Texas Early in the morning we left to Texas. It was about 6 o’clock A.M.
Why do you believe you need, or should receive, financial assistance, such as a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship to attend the college/university of your choice? This should include details about family situations such as: care of family members, medical situations, family financial burdens and/or how important it will be for you to work while in college. Financial information provided will remain confidential. Please do not provide any identifying information such as your first or last name or any family member's names, as all names will be deleted.
Was there ever a time where you were terribly embarrassed because of a minor event; this was me with rodeo. One day I was roping with my sisters and went to go throw my loop but missed the dummy. When I pulled my slack, I noticed I had somehow turned my loop into a figure 8 and had no idea how I did it or how to fix it. I panicked, and my sister had to help me. All I had to do was turn my loop the other way, but I did not realize this because I was too frustrated to figure this out. Many assume that rodeo is easy and for everyone, but in fact it is not. Rodeo allows me to use skills such as speed, strength, courage, and many more to help me later on in my life because Rodeo teaches me to not run from my fears, but to face them. All sections
Most people my age have a passion for playing sports, but my passion in life is a little different than most. I grew up living on a farm and being around cattle ever since I could walk has been apart of my life, which brought me to one of the reasons why I have a passion for showing cattle. People often wonder why I love showing cattle so much and what the point of it is, but there are so many reasons why I have grown the love for it. There is just something special about the feeling of your heart racing when you walk into the show ring or the handshake from the judge telling you that all your hard work has payed off. The life lessons, the memories, the friends, and the love my family and I have grown for the cattle industry is why showing cattle has been an important influence on my life.
In “Cut” by Bob Greene, Greene talks about being disappointed from being cut from his basketball team, and how his experience made him more ambitious.
The western culture and American Wild West in beliefs of many mean cowboys, guns, violence, lands, horses, cattle and gunshots. As Stegner mentioned” The western culture and western character with which it is easiest to identify exist largely in the West of make-believe, where they can be kept simple” (Stegner, pg 101). Based on this statement what majority believe about the West and western culture is just a portray of the West and cowboy by the mass media and western novels which are not true and being proved opposite based on research and valid sources.
Dog Sled Racing; The timed competition of teams of sled dogs that pull a sled with the dog driver or musher standing on the runners. I have been participating in dog sled races since the age of four. Over the years it has become a family tradition to spend every winter packed in the truck for hours on end to compete in these races. I could have a great dog race, or a horrible one, but it all starts with organizing my sled and dogs. Repeating the process of preparing my team has become a set routine. Although there are not many steps to complete the preparation they must be fulfilled.
“OUR HORSES ARE OUR TEAMMATES, OUR SOUL MATES. IT’S A TEAM EFFORT. YOU CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT SO MANY PEOPLE BEHIND YOU.” -Lisa Lockhart. This saying is so true in the sport of rodeo, you can not do it without your family behind you or the horses that you love and care about with you.
The cowboy way of life has been around the United States of America for a long time and has grown to even be a competitive sport, not only a lifestyle. There is one very difficult section of the sport in particular that comes along with being a cowboy, bull riding. While risking one’s own health, a cowboy is to mount a bull and ride it for eight full seconds; all while being graded by judges and receiving fifty points from the bull’s performance and fifty points from his own performance. The Ride is an effective documentary for an audience of young college students with little knowledge of the sport of bull riding that are looking to learn more about it.
The gritty sand and dirt swirled around me and into my mouth as I crunched through the dry Idaho desert. It was a slightly breezy day, and the wind played with my messy ponytail. I felt excitement and anxiousness as I walked toward the old timey gallows. Beyond the gallows was a hotel, a jail, and some other buildings I couldn’t identify. My dad led the way as we moved from the parking area to the shooters. They all looked as if they had jumped straight out of an old western book. Each had a belt with some shotgun shells and two pistols. Even though they all seemed to be around sixty—or older—they had a youthful glow and greeted us warmly. It was then that I knew I had found a passion, something worth hard work and perseverance.
My breath caught, I close my eyes tight. I just counted to five. I just counted five. My eye burned; I pulled with all my might, I was going too fast. I tugged again putting my entire weight into it finally I slowed down. But now I was trotting at breakneck speed, with one final pull I was able to draw down to a walk. I first met Belle at a horse show, a petit grey mare, sedulous, without any sense of diversion. She was dissonant to ride than anything else I’d ridden before. Unlike the horses I had ridden prior to her she was expeditious, unlikely to decelerate, and took the long distance when it was there. She and I made an inept combination because we worked homogeneously. Having ridden several horses that needed a propulsive ride, I rode like a NASCAR driver. We
Although my parents were with me on a trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, years ago, my vacation was fun, bizarre, and terrifying. While on vacation, my parents gave me a plethora of instructions and rules; evidently, I did not follow many of the them. One of the rules was to stay away from an old wagon in the front yard of our vacation house in an attempt to avoid injury. After the wagon’s large, rusty wagon wheel fell on my head and blood covered my face, I learned to always follow my parents’ rules and to stay as calm as possible in terrifying instances.
Heels down, chin up, legs underneath you, and shoulders back. Horse showing is a really competitive sport, and there are lots of things that go into a show. Barns spend hours getting horses ready, packing up all the tack they need, and practicing. There are two different kinds of horse shows; academy and performance. The two are very similar but also very different in many ways such as the clothes you wear, the way they’re judged, and how much they cost.
The sun started rising on a perfect summer day. Today was October 18, 2013. I barely got out of bed and rubbing my eyes, I was tired and now annoyed at my clock for waking me up. I walked down the hall and stopped at the smell of French toast. Wait, I thought, I only have French toast on birthday mornings. Oh my gosh, I forgot it was my sister’s birthday. I rushed down the stairs trying not to wake her up. Today was the day I got to go where I had been wishing to go my whole life, Cedar Point.
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyways.” – John Wayne. Riding horses can always be a terrifying or calm moment, depending on the horse you ride. I have had many scary moments riding horse, one being breaking my wrist. There is nothing more enjoyable than rising early, saddling your horse, and watching the sun rise. Did you know horses have one of the best memories and are the most perceptive domestic animals? This is why people would call me a nerd in horses because I can name off facts. (thesis statement)