Preliminary competition is now complete in all ten disciplines at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. See who is sitting in the top spot in each discipline.
“I was having more fun and less stress riding than I had in a long time. I was enjoying our journey so much and each week I reveled in the progress we made. For once the struggles, though frustrating, just weren’t that bad because the fun rides far outweighed the bad rides.”
“I am happy to say that we will be submitting our final entry for Barrel Racing. To me, this is an accomplishment in itself. When I began this journey, that was my hope for Alvie, but I was willing to take it whatever direction suited him best.”
“Those game-changing moments are the most amazing feeling and they are what make all the struggles and frustrations worth it. You just have to work hard, be determined and wait for them to come.” (more…)
“Throughout our training, I had an idea of what my horse could be like, but … I was just riding on faith. I hadn’t really had many of those ‘glimpses of greatness’ … I just had a hunch that things would turn out okay… I’m feeling better about it with each ride.”
“Barrel Racing is of course a speed event, but it’s not the fastest horse that wins — it’s all about steps … I don’t need to train him to run, someone else did that! My main goal is to have a controllable, focused, and a correctly patterned horse at the Makeover.”
“If I had a dollar for every time I was asked how I manage to balance a full-time, demanding career with raising a toddler, riding, owning a farm, and being active around our community, I’d be richer than Scrooge McDuck … But really, it takes a village to make it possible.”