As it is with people, so it is with horses.
There is what you see on the surface, and then there is what is churning below.
Lizzy’s good work ethic, and a desire to learn, will take her only so far.
To go beyond the books, beyond the riding lessons, she will need courage.
He is beauty coupled with power,
but mean as a rattlesnake.
He triggers reactions in everyone who sees him;
And he is her responsibility. But not her only challenge.
Some rattlesnakes are two-legged.
She will find some of her teachers in unlikely places she could never have imagined.
She will develop that special quality known among horsemen as “feel.”
So the journey of The Dressage Chronicles continues.
Put on your helmet.