Anticipation for the First Race
My son has been interested in horse races since he was a young body. As he became older, he wanted to participate in National Hunt racing, and I agreed to let him. I figure that everyone should have a chance to go after their dreams. He put in a lot of work to learn how to ride a horse and became great at it. When he and the horse rode, it was like they became one and could move at lightning speed. He was ready to participate in his first hurdle race and I was ready with my camera to record it.
Before the race, he was a little nervous, but I assured him that he would be fine. This was the first time I had ever seen him nervous about racing, but it’s understandable since it was his first race. He took a few deep breaths, wiped the sweat from his forehead, and prepared to ride. I went to my seat and set up my camera to record the event. I could see him and his horse from my seat, and the horse looked the same as he always does. I really couldn’t tell if the horse was nervous or not.
I started recording a few moments before the race started, and once it did, I moved the camera to keep up with my son and his horse. They ran and jumped over each of the hurdles while the other horses were desperately trying to keep up with them. One horse was close to passing him, but my son and his horse was able to stay ahead of them. They crossed the finish line in first place and I cheered loudly. The guy who was sitting next to me had made a huge bet on my son and his horse to win, and he cheered loudly too.