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[RC] Howard's Ride - Howard Bramhall

For those of you who might be curious, this is why I write.  Yea, I know I
suck at it, but the enthusiasm for the sport has never left me and, this
feeling Peggy refers to is what hit me 4 years ago when I did my first ride
(yes, it was an LD).  I was so enthralled with this new sport I had
discovered as soon as I got home I wrote my first story, "Rookie Horse,
Rookie Rider."  Not much has changed, as far as my own personal enthusiasm,
since that day.

My enthusiasm has since transferred over to my daughter and my wife.  On my
mouse pad, next to this computer, Jennifer has written, in permanent,
indelible ink, "Endurance = Life."  What can I say?  I think she, also, has
the bug.

Yes, I am on an emotional high right now.  And, yes, I know it will not
last.  Nothing this good ever does.  But, as long as there are some who say
they want to hear about it, I'll continue.  I am trying to draw ya'll in,
not with my stories, but to the sport.  I don't write for the "experts,"
they don't need any help from the likes of me.  I write for the Rookies, and
this, I will always be.  A rookie rider on a rookie horse.

cya,
Howard


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peggy Bergman-Smith" <peglets@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Ridecamp - Endurance net" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2003 11:11 AM
Subject: [RC] Howard's Ride


Howard:
Congratulations to you and your family!  It has been great reading about
your ride. You have inspired me! I am doing my second ride and my horses
first ride next weekend. I am only doing the 30, but we have to start
somewhere!
When you wrote "I am grateful to be alive, riding atop a magnificent steed
that has been graced and touched by the hand of God.  Get the idea?" - you
put into words what I feel when I'm just on a training ride, going down
the
trail, my mare eager and wanting to go.
I can't wait for next weekend!
Thanks, Howard - please keep the stories and opinions coming! You're one
of
the main reasons I read Ridecamp!

Peggy Bergman-Smith
Bear Valley Springs, CA


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