LYPA Rider of the Week: Sarah Nelson
A college student who always makes time for riding, Sarah Nelson is a tenacious rider who always encourages others to be the best they can be, and is always willing to give help to those who need advice or riding tips!
5 Quick Questions:
Q: How did you get into riding?
I started riding before I could even walk and then had to force my parents into letting start taking lessons and from then on, I was hooked!
Q:Do you have a good luck charm?
My best friend made me a cross pendent made out of horseshoe nails. Ever since I put it on, it has brought me good luck! I also have a pair of lucky socks… lol
Q:Why do you ride?
I ride because it makes me feel proud of myself. It is the most freeing, fleeting feeling in the world.
Q:How do you calm those pesky show nerves?
I have been rodeoing for a while so I don’t get as nervous as I used to. Before barrels and breakaway, I listen to music that gets me super pumped up and before goats, I can’t listen to music because I have to stay calm so I don’t face plant lol
Q: What’s the best piece of horse advice you’ve been given?
The best advice that I ever got was from my dad. When I was 6, my horse took off with me and I almost fell off. When I finally got my horse to stop, I got off and my dad told me that if I got off right then, I would never get back on again. When you’re scared, get back on and face your fears.
Follow Sarah to see what she’s up too!!
Check out the Lakota blog next Thursday for the next LYPA Rider of the Week…it could be you!