I had only one youth rider that summer - I was so busy with several projects and just had not had a lot of youth riders taking lessons that year, so it was a perfect time to take on a new rider.
Morgan on Belle at Delle Valle Lake
I remember my first summer with Morgan being so fun. She was so alive with energy and enthusiasm - and she still is!
We went on a few trail rides together that summer but we also spent endless hours in the area. Hours and hours of practice and learning and explaining - we used to talk for hours at a time and lose track of time in the barns (we still do that also).
Morgan stood out to me for lots of reasons, but mainly because she is so talented with everything she does. Being so young and full of life, Morgan is a fast learner and is always willing to put in the work and strives to do a good job.
Morgan started showing in youth and now shows in the amateur division, and does so honestly. Morgan trades her work at the barn for show privileges and unlimited ride time on our horses and is not afraid to help with the chores as well.
How luck we are to have Morgan still, all these years later and we are still having a blast working together!