She knew she was being really hard on the girl. After all, Carli was always her highest placing rider. She had led the Emerald Downs Interschool team to victory every year since she’d left her previous schooling stables. Of course the other students worked hard and were very talented as well, but Carli had that special ease that most people only dreamed of. The horse she rode was an amazing animal, bred to the finest European bloodlines; he’d been shipped from Germany. Standing at nearly seventeen hands, he was one of the largest horses in the barn. He’d been trained in dressage which gave him a great advantage at the lower level shows, but not in the realm they were planning to enter in just a couple of weeks. Jordan had once qualified for the National Horse Show, only to be held up by lack of money. She had been devastated but understanding. Her parents had done everything they could to help her follow her dreams, if it wasn’t for them she wouldn’t be considered one of the up and coming trainers to watch.
“What do you mean IF?” Carli urged her horse into a canter and floated flawlessly over two more fences before coming to a halt in the center of the ring with a smug expression on her face.
“I do mean if.” Jordan sighed. She just didn’t get it. This was a kid that had everything. Talent, looks, money, parental backing, she even had excellent grades in school. Everything came easy for her but with that, came a pretty swelled ego. An ego that had cost her many jumping rounds because she was so confident that she failed to study her courses; it was that same ego that ended up getting her pushed out of her old barn. Teenaged girls could be really mean when it came to horses. And boys. “We’re done here Carli. Pull his mane before you turn him out.” Jordan walked out of the arena and headed straight for her office. This was the year she was going to be noticed as a trainer. She had the students and they had the horses to take them places. She just had to figure out how to guide them.
"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"