Aveline’s comments about her shoot:
My passion is the rodeo lifestyle. It takes me wherever i would like to go if I try to be the best. I started when i was three and took to it very easily, after that I built my skills up slowly. I started off with playdays which are just fun competitions between a small group of kids, then I built up to junior rodeo’s. I’ve won two saddles and about 100 belt buckles doing a variety from barrels to poles to roping. My very first horse was named chloe, she was a small sorrel mare who had an attitude like no other. Growing up it was just my mom and I. We didnt have all kinds of extravagant trucks and trailers but we made due with what we had and we made the best of it. I’ve only seen my dad maybe five times my whole life but i say you cant miss somrthing you never had. iI grew up as a dare devil when it came to crazy stunts with horses, that led me to fifteen broken bones. I’m sure the E.R. was always happy to see me and I knew that place in and out. They range from anywhere to a broken leg to dislocated hips. First grade I busted my head open and had to have three staples, there goes my summer of swimming and having fun. Second grade I completly shattered my right shoulder and was out all summer again. Third grade I got my pinky toes completly cut off, but luckly had it sewn back on. Fourth grade might you ask? I broke my wrist in two places on the growth plate. Fifth grade I dislocated both my hips, that was major recovery time plus physical therapy. Since then it just been one thing to another breaking someething. You work all week just to come home on friday pack the trailer to drive three to five hours away for a rodeo. Now the trailer im talking about is a horse trailer with a small living quarters inside the front compartment. We had the essentials such as a shower, toilet, a couple beds, a fridge, a stove, and a sink. It was nothing real fancy just the main things to get as through the weekend. It’s kinda like camping at a rodeo arena. You have to put yourself 100% into it or it will literatly eat you up and spit you back out. I also enjoy playing basketball. I was always the rougher one on the team because i like the physical contact of the sport. i played for two year in high school and was then offered a scholarship in Austraila but of course i didnt take it because rodeo is number one to me and basketball was just a hobby. To me you have to know what is worth putting your time and effort into. The rodeo life isnt for everyone but it’s definitely for me.