Mollie Goto the Equestrian

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Mollie Goto the Equestrian

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Horseback riding is a very incredible sport, and Mollie Goto is an incredible horseback rider. Mollie Goto, 6th grade, has been riding with passion for six years. According to Mollie she rides in the English style of riding. There are many styles of riding, but in North America, the two most popular styles are the English style and the Western style. Each style has its own saddle and is used for different purposes. On thespruce.com, it states that English style gets many of its traditions and equipment from the European military mounted style. Western style is used by cowboys and is more comfortable on long rides. The Western saddle horn anchors a lariat when roping cattle. But, the basics of these styles are actually very similar.

Mollie says that the sport can be nerve-racking. In a competition, there are a lot of people watching her, so she wants to do her best. In addition to the competitions, the sport can be dangerous. Luckily, she has never been thrown from a horse. But, Mollie reports, “I have fallen and stayed on while a horse or pony bucked.”

Ms. Kietzmann, a well-known sub/teacher here at Gulf Breeze Middle, is also an experienced horseback rider who’s been riding since she was 12 years old. Ms. Kietzmann states, “I only rides 4-5 times a year.” But, she was volunteering and working at the shows when she saw Mollie racking up medals.

Mollie’s barn has has an IEA ( Interscholastic Equestrian Association) team. The Interscholastic Equestrian Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to introduce students in grades 6-12 to equestrian sports.

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