24. Your best riding friend
When I finally started taking lessons, my parents sent me to the barn my best friend was already taking lessons at. We had bonded in nursery school (and I was in her wedding so we’ve stayed friends most of our lives). We took lessons together for years. When we hit high school, she got a car and a horse so she started riding elsewhere while I stayed at the same lesson barn. I would go out and ride/take care of her horse when she was away and would sometimes rent a horse from the neighboring hack to go out on trail rides together. Sadly, I cannot find any pictures of us riding together. I imagine my parents have them.
When I got to college, I joined the polo team and did something I’ve never done before: a team sport. Since the sport involved riding, I had a close group of riding friends for 4 years. Four of us even did an exchange program and went to England together to play polo in our senior year.
|I’m on the far left.|
|In the Sierras|