Christmas really is about giving. I was so happy to give my 11 yr old god daughter Ruby an early birthday gift of a lesson on the one and only Valegro. – Carl Hester
Imagine being 11 years old and getting the chance to lesson on a horse like Valegro? Certainly not even within the realm of most people’s possibilities.
Years ago I had the chance to ride my trainer’s Prix St. Georges horse. It was an unbelievable treat. And I learned more in that 45 minutes than I’d thought possible. Imagine a horse that moves under your weight and bends around your leg. Effortlessly. A horse that taught me what a trot lengthening should feel like – something akin to being shot out of a cannon.
I’ve never ridden another horse with that level of training, but I hold that memory dear. How about you? Have you had the chance to ride a famous horse? Or one trained to a high level?