I thought Michael was crazy/ out to kill us. See we had so many horses we did sets of 12 horses out at a time with 12 riders. So when the 2 yr olds came in they started doing group rides on the hills, fields and woods of Fair Hill. No biggie. So one day Michael asks us to Gallop across the field, (towards the barn) as a single file group of 12. I thought I was a dead woman!!! Thankfully we survived that day and a a few more. But it was more than a little challenging to simultaneously look for gopher holes, avoid passing or being passed and riding out the broncs etc.
No wonder our turf horses could really run!!!
"Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries