Sam has been at the vet clinic with eye problems. 😦
Letter design inspiration from A Letter a Week 2014: Alphabet Of Tricks I, J, K, L. I intended curved sections. Did not turn out well. My reach exceeds my artistic grasp.
A selection of Sam posts
First Ride: Sam I Am, with video
Early Lesson: New Clothes & Old Habits
Shows: Show Report: Mid-South Spring Premiere, Rainsville, AL 2013, “However, when I asked Sam to move left, he came over all lesson-horse and said …”
Show Report: Winter Tournament 2, Hartselle AL 2014, “Mind you, Sam has probably been in more show rings than I have. He was having a moment.”
Georgia On My Mind – Show Report: Pro Am, Perry, GA 2014, “I tugged on the inside rein causing Sam to give me exactly what I asked for, a canter on the wrong lead.”
Ode to a Lesson Horse: National Academy Day 3+1: Horse of the Year Nomination
Thank you to Ashleigh Donovan and the Donovan family for sharing their wonderful horse.
Update January 2016
Sam came through fine and returned to work. A few recent links:
Photo of Me, December 2015, Sam & Big
Show Photos: ASAC 2015, March 2015
Show Report & Tweets: Georgia Fall Classic 2014, “Sam – as wonderful as he is – doesn’t do it for free.” December 2014
Show Photos, NACHS 2014