Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Because Lido Did It

"It is simply too dangerous to have little children work with wild horses! What makes you think that you can teach that?"

Because my little brother Lido was the first person to get on every wild horse we trained in the years before I developed a riding program.And he was ten years old when he started doing that. And he had cerebral palsy. And he had the good use of only one arm. And his right leg dragged a bit when he walked. And he worked hard to read horses. And he learned to handle rough ones before he was twelve years old. And he learned to trim hooves. And he taught kids and adults with patience and constant encouragement.

And in about half an hour it will be seven years since he died at age 17 in a hunting accident. And he lives on in everything that we do in our program.

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