My feelings about leaving the Junior ranks
Moving out of the junior ranks is not frustrating or sad for me. In fact, I am looking forward to 2008 with great excitement and continued passion. I've had such wonderful experiences as a junior and I am very grateful for all of them. My current frame of mind is to absorb everything about the sport and the industry, in order to become the best horsewoman possible. I want to try to do a thorough job, so that the people who believe in me as a rider and a horsewoman, can be proud that I have become a part of their team. I have been fortunate since I started riding to be involved in an excellent training program which also included horse management.
As far as not being with and seeing my old barn mates, their families, and all of the staff associated with the barn, in the way I once did, I will remember them fondly and hope to continue to see them whenever possible .
The horses, well, with them, I always try to get them to trust and believe in me and, I, in turn, believe in them. The horses that I have been fortunate to know will always have a special place in my heart.
Catch up with me soon when I answer another one of your recent questions.
Talk to you later.