I got a late start with the whole riding thing, so it wasn't until late high school that I had a lesson here or there. The woman in these photos, Cindy, gave me my first real lessons and my first Dressage lessons.
(Fun fact - a few years after these photos were taken, Leah would buy her broodmares from Cindy! Mares I actually knew, handled and groomed in high school. Small world!)
The horse in these photos, Mr. T, was a saintly Appaloosa who had done everything under the sun, including being used as a search and rescue horse. They were both great teachers for me and I find myself still thinking of things Cindy taught me to this day.
Thanks to my mom for taking and digging up these (scrapbooked) photos!
|I was terrified of cantering for a long time, can you tell?|
|Good to know I've always been crooked, I guess?|