I only had the opportunity to ride with her once and it was years ago - but her quiet reserve came through in the carefully thought out coaching. No barking, no yelling, no yammering endlessly. Just quiet observations and wise suggestions as you passed by.
I have a lot of personal respect for how Amy built her program, her horses and herself. There are not a lot of people out there capable of taking the path she chose.
So, in this spring sunshine, I remember her, tip my hat and hug my horse - grateful for every day we are allowed with those we love (both horse and human).
|Amy and Poggio at Rolex '05|