Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rest in peace, Lacey Jamieson

The equestrian world was devastated this past weekend with the passing of Lacey Jamieson, a 16 year old avid horse girl with a true passion and a knack for knowing how to deal with the hot ones. She was famous all over Instagram, and it seems that her death has hit many people hard.

If I'm being entirely honest, I was not inspired by her. I had no emotional connection to her, and, frankly, I think her riding needed some work, but she was a good kid, no doubt. You could just look at her, watch her, and you knew that there was someone special right in front of you. She didn't have to be a millionaire or invent some awesome product to have an impact. She is forever in the hearts of tens of thousands of horse people around the world, and I literally mean around the world.
I am of the impression that she didn't miss out. Even for someone who passed so young, it was obvious that she lived her life the way that life is meant to be lived. She went through the ups, and she went through the downs, but every time she came out humble and confident. That's just who she was, and Miss Jamieson, if you wouldn't mind, I would like to know your secret of staying so positive.

Let this be a reminder to all not to take the air you breathe for granted. You can literally be dead within the next second. Take what life gives you and make the best of it. You can complain all you want about how you are so unfortunate, and you're allowed to do that, but, at the end if the day, you've just gotta suck it up and keep living. Just live.

Ride on, Lacey, you will forever be remembered.

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