Caring for a horse in a big class at a horse show is an adrenaline rush. I live for it.

It doesn’t necessarily have to be a class like the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships (Kentucky) or indoors or the $500,000 grand prix in Wellington, Florida. It could just be a 2’6” non-pro derby or a 3’6” speed class, and I would get excited the same way. It’s different than a normal class; it’s more special, and it’s important to your trainer, rider, clients and owners. It should always be taken seriously.

I love to be a part of a horse’s career and see them excel. I want them to look and feel their best. When they win, I win. Even if they make a mistake or there’s a rider error, all of the work was still worth it. It just means that it wasn’t our day that time. It happens; horses aren’t machines.

Bigger classes mean more work and longer hours, but I always feel like it’s worth it, even if it doesn’t go as well as you thought. I like to take my time getting them ready and spend as much of my day doing it as I can; I hate being rushed. You learn how to help the horse peak and feel their best so they can go out to perform the job successfully.

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