“Young riders in America... What they have to concentrate on is not just lessons and horse shows, the mechanics of riding, the horse show questions... They have to start more basically than that. They have to handle their horses. That's a very weak point in America right now. You just can't be a finished competitor without being a horse person, a horse woman or a horse man, that's very very cosmetic and very shallow today in America. They don't handle their horses, they don't know what goes into horse management. They concentrate on the riding. They don't have the depth and rein.”
“It's not about the social accessories, the money, the ribbons. It's not about the winning; that comes easy.” He gets out of his golf cart and picks up his helmet from the back. “No, that comes easy.” He walks a step towards the crowd. “It's about the horse; how to care for the horse, how to ride the horse, and how to look after this great animal – the horse.