SULLIVAN, Ill. (WCIA) — This Kid to Know has always loved horses and that’s why she started showing them in Our Town.

13-year old Peyton Simmons shows reining horses. She started several years ago as a hobby, but it has turned into a lifestyle.

She has to groom and care for her horse, Hot Rod. Each day she spends hours practicing moves and maneuvers with him. She says, through the training, they’ve developed a strong bond.

Simmons travels all over the area for shows and says her favorite move is the slide. Each show, she does a routine, but it’s not something she knows about ahead of time.