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8B Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Stacy Fisher me unconditional love andtakes the horse through Staff Writer don't judge you." various skilled walking Today, her horses help topatterns and demonstrations relax her when she's feeling a of herding techniques. The love of horses and little anxious or despondent. English Riding is also a horse culture was an early "Whenever I have a hard favorite, that is an equestrian inspiration in Nichelle day I go out to the barn where discipline in which the horse Gordon's life growing up in our horses are boarded and with rider jump over rails set Quincy. just sit with them, two mares to differing heights. "I started riding horses and another named Sundaie, "Training one's horse takes when I was just not necessarily to ride, but years," she said, "and three-years-old," said because being in their requires a lot of patience." Nichelle, a recent Feather presence is therapeutic to She points out that if your River College graduate, me." horse doesn't trust you, or "People would lead me Nichelle said she's you won't trust your horse, around with a leash attached appreciative of her room and trying to teach the skills to a horse, and I've been in dad, "who have always needed at the rodeo is most love with horses ever since." supported me throughout the likely not going to work. Over the years, Nichelle, 18, years in my love of riding "When I ride, I feel really has had multiple horses horses, and for which I am calm, nothing scares me. I'm beginning at age 7 when she very grateful to them. ff I at peace with myself because I was given her first horse, didn't have their support, I know I'm doing something Her present quarter horse don't know where I would be I'm good at." mare, Uno, was donated to today." She's looking forward to the Feather River College from a With her parents' backing, Silver Buckle Rodeo on the ranch in Oregon, where she she started learning rodeo Fourth of July in Taylorsville bought it at the college's skills like barrel racing and where she'll compete for annual horse sale held every pole bending from a very Rodeo Queen. May. early age. "Winning the title of Rodeo Nichelle said she found that She said she also enjoys Queen is something I've having a horse helped her serf other riding disciplines wanted for a really long esteem in her earlier years besides rodeo. She enjoystime." after dealing with some tough Western Pleasure, a She said that she wishes kids at school western-style competitionher fellow contestant, Cheyla "I was bullied, and the only that evaluates horses on their Galloway, "just as much luck way I could escape from the gait cadence. She also likes as I wish for myself, because bullying was through my Reined Cow Horse events, we're both good riders and horses because they showed another competition that good friends." Nichelle Gordon and Uno take a leisurely rest between practice workouts in anticipation of the Fourth of July 2015 Silver Buckle Rodeo competition for title of Rodeo Queen in Taylorsville. Photo submitted Independence Day is a good time t~examine~ we m~ and how we got here... ....... God My Here my prayer, Dear God above, And bless the country that I love; Make her leaders wise and good, And help them guide her as they should; And thank you, God, for letting me Live in this land so brave and free, Amen Open Dailyl Mon-Sat llam-5pm * Sun llam-4pm Highway 89, Crescent Mills * 284-6016 DAHCE THE HIGHT Kick Up Your Heels At The Taylorsville Community Grdff eHali ": Live Music By The James Slack Band Friday, July 3rd 9 pm - 1 am Tickets at the door - $10 6 years & under free! Gemstone Beads, Scrapbooking & Jewelry Making Supplies unI Add some colorful, unique touches to your tabletop this summer We have a great new selection of Be sure to check out these other great buys for summer! Kids Water Toys Wispy Summer Scarves Indian Valley Tee Shirts & Sweatshirts ~ Full Service Pharmacy " 225 Main St., Greenville 28/-1-6618 UNIQUE GIFTS! Handcrafted Jewelry Gemstones Gold / Silver Crafting Supplies Lotions/Soaps (Made from local hot springs minerals) t i !