Have you ever watched someone else riding your horse and felt an immense surge of pride?? That is exactly what I felt when I watched Roc carry around an adult amateur, in a double, doing everything she asked happily.
I remember last year, when myself and another EF rider ventured off the farm to a local trainer’s facility for a lesson. I went first, and upon meeting the trainer and introducing Roc, she began to assess my position. Now I of all people understand the importance of a perfect position, and this trainer informed me that I had a ways to go until I achieved it. She asked if we had any “schoolmasters” for me to ride and focus on my position on. I immediately informed that she was “lookin at him”.
I hope everyone has an opportunity to one day ride a horse that truly knows more than they do. Roc has been such an influence to myself and my riding, and, although others may not be able to see it, I see what a great guy he already is, and the potential he has to become the best schoolmaster ever!