My name is Samantha and I'm 13 years old. I have been riding horses at DOK Stables for about 3 years. The people at DOK are amazing people and I love all of them. The people at DOK Stables have affected my life enormously. They have affected my life as a horseback rider and my life in general.

        DOK has affected my life as a horseback rider because it taught me how to ride properly. When I was younger, I had a couple horses and I rode a little bit, but I never rode correctly. DOK taught me how to not only ride a horse accurately but also how to take care of a horse. I have been taught which horses need which kind of medication and how to treat that particular horse.

        My life in general has also been affected by the people at DOK Stables. DOK taught me how to be more aware of my surroundings and what I'm doing. They have also taught me how to listen a lot better than I used to. I have also been a lot nicer to my friends and family. Riding horses takes a lot of my stress from school away. Once I ride a horse, I forget about all the drama and stress that I get from school and I can just relax.

        The main reason for my success is definitely Mrs. Dannette. She has an amazing ability to teach kids and adults in the best way possible. Also, her way of teaching is so unique but effective. Her teaching methods have helped me grow as a person and as a horseback rider. She has helped me overcome many fears and obstacles and for that, I am truly thankful. I don't know where I would be if I didn't have Mrs. Dannette by my side to teach me. I have learned so much from Mrs. Dannette and I'm still not done learning.

       DOK Stables is an amazing place to go and I love it there. I can't think of anything else in the world I would rather do than ride horses at DOK. My life at DOK is one that I would not want to give up. I have made many friends. Everyone there is nice, loving, funny, and so much more.