History – Team Glory

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Hey, the names Kelsey Lumsden. I’m a major horse enthusiest since the approx. age of 3. My first encounter with a horse was when i was out on vacation, and there was a pony ride at a nearby farm that we had visited while with my grandparents. That small pony had stolen my heart, and I was hooked on riding. So, shortly after that trip, i had put on my best “daddy’s little girl” face, and somehow managed to convince my parents to start allowing me to take lessons.

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At this barn had been where my actual career into riding had been happening. While here, i wasnt just introduced into the way of riding english, but into the world of jumping and horse showing. I had started taking many lessons a week, even working to recieve extra lessons. I had started doing schooling shows, and wasnt doing all that bad in it. Though after a few years there, my trainer had decided to stop advancing me, but actually had somehow decided that i wasnt good enough to be jumping, so i switched stables once again.

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Since then, I have left that trainer, and have been doing all my own horse training. Glory, who was orrigionally a saddleseat horse, is now a hunter/jumper, and i did all the training without the help of a trainer. I Have kept blossoming as a rider, and I strongly believe that my goals are in sight.

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My first lesson horse was a sweet old mare named Ginger. she was a small little pony, though really took care of me, but due to the conditions there i had no longer been able to ride there. So, we switched to another farm. During this time at the new farm, i had been doing western, just because they really never did english there, but one day, there was a girl out there riding english, and i knew that it was for me. So, after careful consideration, i switched stables again. This time to a hunter jumper barn.

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This is where i had come across probably the biggest conflict I had to deal with up to that point. It was all caused by me getting into saddleseat, and i had slowly started moving away from my goals of being a top notch jumper. This is where i aquired Glory, At the time, he had been purchased for use mainly as a saddleseat horse, with the ablility to go into the hunt ring if I so desired. So, after a freak accident a week before a show, i had to switch from saddleseat back to huntseat, and that was probably the best thing for me,

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