Wednesday, April 14, 2010
And this is Bonnie as a grownup, her 2nd-ever Training level HT in Kentucky in 2009. She totally has the capability, but doesn't always remember that--every time we go XC I get the feeling that she is "this close" to totally getting it and becoming bold and confident. "This close", however, can be a fairly large gulf when the rider is lacking in courage.
The other photo is of the incomparable Gwennie, age TWENTY, ripping her way around another cross country course, clean, fast, and flawless. EVERYONE needs to have a ride on a horse like this once in their life--or preferably many, many more times than once!