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horseback trailriding competitionMy horse performed better than I did. The proof was on the light-yellow piece of paper, a report card of sorts critiquing the six butt-numbing-yet-exhilarating hours I’d just spent in a saddle on top of a swishy-tailed, fuzzy-eared bay named Kobe. The two of us were competing in an obstacle course trail ride that required everything from trotting in figure eights to navigating through a cluster of swaying pine trees so that I could ring bells attached to the trunks. And both of us were being judged for all of it. The Texas Trail Challenge Club puts on about a dozen events like this each year on private ranches and public lands across the state, from Abilene to Utopia. For my competitive debut last fall,…

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