I actually talked to a guy a couple summers ago and then he had a horrific accident (a horse fell on him and broke his neck). He has made an amazing recovery, way more then ever expected, and while he's not the rider he was, I've been watching him this season and he is still guiding his riders into some impressive placings and he is training again.
The group that he has seems like a great bunch of people and are very open to new people joining them. Many of his riders obviously moved on when he was hurt because they needed to continue their training but I've noticed they've been watching him this season too. I think because he's back and they want to see if he can hold up to the preasures.
I just e-mailed to set up my first lesson. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I think by moving on I will be burning the bridge to my current trainer, she isn't very open to sharing clients so this is a make or break decision.... I haven't really had lesson all summer though because I've been weening myself away....
So nervous... Geuss I'm looking for words of encouragement? I think? Maybe?