Darian Markham - American
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I am half German and half Cuban.  Born to an only parent, I met my  Dad when I was 4 yrs old, and He & my Mom have been together ever since then. They've taught me that 2 people who are completely different, can still have lasting love & devotion for each other, & that a strong family base can overcome absolutely any obstacle. My Dad on one hand, is a very strong, quiet, and no-nonsense person; while my Mom's carefree and silly- but can be thunderous when pushed too far.  She likes people & especially animals. My Dad, however, by far prefers fast cars, fast engines, and way less people. I bet he really wonders how he ended up in a house like ours!
I have always wanted to be a runway model, but had to let that go due to my height- or lack of it. I also can sing, dance, & act.  I have a "Barbie" face, & an athletic hourglass figure; but I can assure you that I'm quite tough. People see a cute little German girl, but get the Cuban when they anger me...  I want people to see all the rest of the things that make me-me. Sadly, most don't ever get past my face and physical stature. I'm usually very easy going, but can be quite nasty when the need arises. I'm not one to sit around & let life pass me by; because I'm gonna live it! My Mom used to always say: "Whether you think you can or you can't; you're probably right"... I'm very career oriented, and dream of great success. I'm not afraid to work hard to achieve my goals, and am always looking foreward to what tomorrow brings...
Besides the obvious, with horses, I also have experience with firearms since a small child-although my Mom is absolutely opposed to hunting.  In fact, its the only thing she can not be  any part of; but respects others right to do so. I really love to do Cowboy Mounted Shooting with a Colt 45 single action revolver.  You will see several photos of that on many different horses throughout this website. I'm a naturally gifted rider:)
I love being outdoors, and especially motor vehicles like quads. I can very easily hang with the boys, despite my "girlie" appearance.  Both ATV's &  live animals are very unpredictable and demand a great deal of respect. Any mistakes with either could be permanent or fatal. I also love car races. My Dad's an ASE cert master mechanic; so I do have a pretty good grasp of engines, cars, etc- which really shocks most guys:) 
I absolutely LOVE the beach and boating, but I especially love to fish.  It's so much fun!  Since we adopted the horse, we've had little time for boats & water games lately- and I really miss that. I love opportunities when I can go & hit the water! I will always love the beach, but not the sun or skin cancer! Mom's had that, and we learned the hard way that you really got to protect your skin...
I want to talk about child bullies. The most important thing that you need to know about them, is that they are nothing more than mean, insecure, pathetic, cowards...
Many of you will be on this website, wishing you looked like me. But I say to you- no you don't! Every rose has its thorns... Therefore, I want to intentionally use this website to shine some light on subjects that are very important to me. There are so many different ways to bully kids these days. The age old lunch money bully is still in existence, but so are many new and crafty ways. The internet has paved the way for "cyber bullying", etc.  Kids are actually getting killed or killing themselves due to that one. People have to really pay attention to changes in behavior and other warning signs. I am primarily concerned about the physical beat downs; not minor name calling or dirty looks (that's not really bullying to me). So people, its up to all of you guys. Don't just sit there and watch anyone hurt someone.  Speak up and be heard! "Do unto others as you would have done to you."  These really are very essential words to live by:) Also, I want each of you to know that:
"It doesn't have to be this way; & You are not alone"!
Bullying occurs everywhere! Many bullies these days come disguised as friends. I personally, have had many severe physical injuries from girls who were so-called "friends". This has put me in intimate touch with the term; "frenemy". Parents, know that they run in packs- when you get rid of one, more pop up & take their place.
I have had a concussion from being thrown out of a high swing in grade school, & landing on my head; my back fractured from being used as a trampoline at an elementary "slumber party", my left knee shattered from being sling-shotted off a hammock into a tree stump; a broken ankle from being pushed down the stairs at jr. high school, another concussion from being hurled off the top of a cheerleader pyramid, and my mom's all time personal favorite, having two ribs broken because a jealous girl head-butted me as hard as she could when a guy she liked came up to talk to me. Not to mention countless times of having my face/arms cut from being slammed into lockers. For God sake, speak up & be heard right away. Or- it'll only get worse!
With my new lease on life, came a new hobby- hence the adoption of Gaston. By this point, my parents figured that I had a fair chance with a newly rescued, totally wild horse who actually liked me- just like in Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece; "The Black Stallion". It's no secret that G was one of the most difficult animals around. Everyone's seen him act up or heard the gossip. G's no angel; but I'm trying to help...

Dealing with my mean, aggressive horse has made me very strong & super tough. Absolutely fearless in fact, with strength that can rival an average man's. Every single day, I must stand my ground with the undisputed "King of the Bullies"; my 1300 lb. draft cross horse, G. In a way, he has saved me. So, to all you haters & bullies; just know- "You may have knocked me down, but I'm not out. This is far from over- You haven't seen the last of me"...


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